P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens

The way to get real-life results in prayer is to seek God with an attitude that says, “No matter how long it takes, or whatever I have to do, I will not be denied.” This is not arrogance, it’s Godly hunger. It is not about pushing God, but about pushing yourself into God. This is not praying for the sake of praying. This is praying to see the hand of God move. This is desperate hungry praying. This is the type of prayer that gets answers.

Faith takes two things, the written scriptures and the spoken personal word of God. The scriptures show us the general will of God and communicate the conditions that must be met to see His hand move. His spoken personal word reveals His will to us, and let’s us know when we have met those conditions. The goal is to hear God confirm His promise and let Him place His witness into our heart. The promise then comes alive and becomes a reality to us. This reality is ‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not (yet) seen’ (Hebrews 11:1).

This seeking turns the general promises of God into personal realities. This is when we work the word and the word works in us. Seeking God merges the word of God and the will of God into our lives. We become one with the word. This is what Jesus was referring to when He said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, (you shall) ask whatever you will, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7) This faith process turns desires into Bible hopes, and Bible hopes into real life realities. It is not easy, but it is never impossible. Anybody with enough hunger can make it happen.

The process takes time, and there are no shortcuts. God does not respond to part-time seekers. He is only found by those who seek Him with their whole heart. The Bible says that, ‘You must be diligent so as to realize the full assurance of hope, so that you will receive the promise’ (Hebrews 6:11). Growing faith is hard work, for the Bible goes on to say, ‘Don’t be sluggish but be imitators of those who through faith and patience have inherited the promises’ (Hebrews 6:12).

Pray till you receive an answer from God, for when you do, you will have the victory. You must persevere until you get to a place where you are ‘fully assured that what God has promised, He is able also to perform’ (Romans 4:21). When you hear Him you have the answer, for Paul says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the (spoken) word of God’ (Romans 10:17). The word translated ‘word’ here is the Greek word rhema and it speaks to a personal face-to-face type of communication. He is not talking about a mere reading of the word. This is deeper. This is God making the word on the page come alive in your heart. The word on the page must become the word in your heart before you can have enough faith to receive from God.

Then, and only then, can you speak faith’s victory out of your mouth. That is the only kind of speaking that makes a difference. This kind of speaking will move mountains. Seek Him till you get it. Jesus told us that in prayer we should always pray and not faint. Don’t give up. Seek Him till you hear His voice. Let Him deal with your heart, for as you do, He will speak your answer.

33 comments to P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens

  • vimala george

    Plz pray for me my would be husband he suddenly avoiding me he his not revving my calls not texting me I love him alotss even he use to plz make him realize him how faithful I am how much i live him fill his heart full of love for me softens his heart an back as he was b4 AMEN

  • Dori James

    Please pray for me, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2009. I have served The Lord in music ministry for 15 years. I have asked for healing, faith, and forgiveness for anything I may have done to open doors for this disease. I love The Lord and I know that it is not His will that I be in bondage to this disease. His word says by His stripes I was healed….but yet I am still struggling with this disease. He created me and knit me together in my mothers womb…I believe he can create a new pancreas for me, please join me in praying for that. Thank you!!!

    • wilc

      1 Peter 2:24 By his stripes you were healed. God only moves on faith. Start praising and thanking God your body is healed and whole before you see it. This is faith. Start commanding your sickness(name it) to leave in Jesus name because you are healed and whole now. Speak to your sickness and quote 1 Peter 2:24 to it. I agree with you for your healing to manifest suddenly.

  • my name is david would someone pray for me . my wife of 31 years divorce me in December and left me to another state I ask the lord to sofen her heart and for a marriage restoration I still love her I am asking for a miracle

    • I am praying for you and you are not alone. Focus on Hope in God look those scriptures up. I know it is hard, but your faith and reliance has to be focused on God not man or you will lose hope. God is the only one who chan change your spouses heart pray without ceasing,

  • Jessica

    I do pray about my health but please i need more people to pray. Long story short i have acid reflux and now its so bad i cant really swallow food and my food comes back up from my esophagus ive lose 20 lbs been going through this for a whole year please pray that i get back to my normal health and that i also get back to my normal weight. Thank you all

  • Virginia

    Please pray for the restoration of my relationship. I have been separated from my boyfriend for the last six months. I have tried to talk to him in vain. I need God to restore our relationship so that we can be in that happy place that we once were in. I need God to soften his heart and his stand.

    • Virginia – I will not pray for your relationship to be restored. I do believe and will pray that you will hear from God about this relationship and if God wants you out of it, that you will have the strength and will to obey Him.

      I believe in Jesus Name that you will hear His voice and do His will.

      Do not destroy your life by going after this guy if he is not the one for you. To me it does not sound like he is the one but that is for you to hear from God. God bless you and we love you. Rex

  • jeff

    Please pray for me and my wife…family issues…praying that it gets resolve

  • Amber

    Please pray for me you all . I have been trying to conceive for quite sometime now . My husband & I are getting worried

  • Tamara Padi

    Please help to pray. Help me to connect to GOD.

    • Tamara – I will pray for you. I don’t know where you are with God, so first, I would recommend reading this and acting on it – Salvation. Repent of anything you need to and start talking to Him.

      Then start reading the Gospel of John and reading some of the articles on this site. Scan down the list on the right and find one that sticks out at you.

      Start talking to God like He was a very respected close friend. Act like He is right there next to you. Don’t be afraid to mention anything. Expect answers, they might not come right now but eventually they will.

      I believe you will be able to experience the presence of God in a real and tangible way. You will know that He is there and that He truly loves you in Jesus Name. God bless, enjoy your walk with God.

  • L

    Please pray for David’s salvation – he has recently joined an occult and he sounds possessed in such a short time, I am so scared for him. He said the more people that pray for him, the more powerful he will get – I got chills when I heard this. I KNOW THIS IS NOT TRUE, God is most powerful to do the right thing. Please pray for the SATANIC FORCES on David to be released, as they have a very tight hold on him, in the NAME OF JESUS!!!! thank you and God Bless.

  • J

    Please pray for my walk in Christ. Im 9months pregnant and the father of my child dosent want to be around. I have no job or money. My life is in complete turmoil. Please pray for me and that my childs father will see that being controlling and disrespectful is wrong. Please pray that he comes back to the Lord.

  • lizel

    Please pray for me my daughters father is lying to the judge and makes excuses to pay as little as possible maintenance. He can afford so much more Im strugling to keep her in school as his maintenance does not even cover that. I just want God to intervene please . I can make him do it but in the eyes of God that would be wrong and everybody is telling me to do it. I know God would never approve I also know that my daughters father is a master manipulator that is what the pshycologist named him. He is in a high profile position. I dont want to do what people tell me I want to do what my God expects of me as a Christian. Please pray in Jesus name so that I know what to do. Amen.

    • obeng owusu

      May He who watches and delivered isreal, deliver you. May our father ”I am that I am” intervain on your behalf. Let every spoken word against you be nullified and let the glory of God be seen in Jesus’ Name. Your is solved because no problem is above our father. You blessed sister.

  • Leah

    Hi, please pray for me I have been looking for a job for a long time now, my family is in a really bad way, I have been keeping the faith but am feeling discouraged. I do not want to lose hope, I know it will happen but i wish it could be sooner. Please pray for me

    • Leah – We will pray for you. I am believing that the grace and mercy of God is all over you, your family, and your job situation. I am believing for God’s favor and blessing to be on you. I am also believing for you to be able to hear the voice of God and sense His leading. You will find a job.

      Do all you can to spend time in the scriptures to build your hope (motivation and joy) and faith (the reality of the answer and peace). Seek God in prayer and quiet to hear His voice. Many times you will not ‘hear’ it in the quite time, that is when it comes to you, but you will hear it later. God bless, you are not alone. God is faithful; follow His leading.

  • ann

    Please pray 4 me. i’ve been struggling with my faith. i really need him.

    • Ann – I am praying for you to be encouraged in God’s power, mercy, grace. Speak the Bible verses to yourself and talk to God. We don’t understand all that is going on now but cling to Him. He will come through for you. It always seems to take longer than you think it should. I believe you are strengthened and encouraged in God’s hope. And that you will hear His voice that will bring faith to your heart. He and we love you.

  • Hi sorry it’s taken so long to reply. Just wanted to say thank you for your counsel. It’s very good and so very practical and helps tremendously. Truly God bless you and grant you favour in everything you put your hand to.

  • Renee Childers

    Please pray for freedom for my brother.

    • Without knowing anything else, all that I can pray in faith for is that the mercy and favor and grace of God be all over him. I speak the mercy and deliverance of God to him and his circumstance in Jesus Name. I am believing that God will change his heart, his life, and his situation in miraculous way. Look at our scripture lists for favor and protection. God bless you too.

  • Please pray for the homeless in tent city NJ. I came in on the tail of their 8 year plight to make a better life for themselves Please pray for Rev. Steve. His cause to help the homeless must not be in vain. Their city officials will not help their homeless. Please pray for the upcoming rally for tent city. These folks need just s little help. Jail of our homeless is not the answer. Ocean city does not have a shelter for these.

    Please pray that our God will provide for our brothers and sisters. Letters have been written to all politicians and more with no avail. It is in the hands of God. I pray that Lakewood will open their eyes and provide shelter other than jail for their citizens. Please God be with Rev Steve on his journey with the homeless of tent city in NJ. Amen and thank you God for doing what you have and will continue to do to help Rev Steve.

    • Cindy – I agree with you for the favor, mercy, and protection of God on all the inhabitants. I am believing for God’s favor on them before the local city council and other powers in their town. I am believing for an influential advocate to stand up for them. And I pray that all the inhabitants to come to a full salvation experience and are delivered from their personal demons.

      My wife has a heart for a similar group near us in our town. Trying to get them zoned to stay, an electrical outlet and a free phone, so they can get work. Here are some photos of the NJ tent city. God bless you

  • This is exactly what I needed to read but I don’t know HOW to pray. By that I mean do I just pray in tongues, do I pray and pray and pray even when I’m exhausted and can think of nothing more to say, do I just sit silently sometimes and wait to see if God answers? I’ve tried so many times to pray and hear from God but I don’t think I’ve ever had that breakthrough when I enter into that ‘secret place’ and I really, really need to go there. My life is in turmoil at the moment and I’m really seeking God’s voice.

    • Beeblessed – God doesn’t actually answer prayer, He answers ‘faith,’ in prayer (Mark 11:24). Faith is the sole active ingredient in prayer. Prayer is really the verbal release of faith. If you do not have faith then it is near impossible to pray adequately. If you have faith it will come out right 99% of the time without having to know anything else. The task then is getting faith. Faith, the Bible says, comes from hearing (Romans 10:17) and hearing comes from listening.

      Matthew 6:8 says that He knows what you have need of before you pray so you don’t need to go on and on and repeat. Relax and make yourself get quiet before Him. I am a type ‘A’ ADHD person and I know it can be hard, but once you get it, you get it. Here is what you do; get up early (early is good because your head is still groggy from sleep) go to your favorite prayer spot and after and few short hellos to God get quiet, for a good 30 minutes or so. Your mind will wander, that’s ok, don’t beat yourself up. Focus back on quiet and nothing and go on. It took me a couple weeks to really get quiet but it was the best thing I ever did. The quiet got so good it almost seemed loud. I can’t explain it. I was going through a time of terrible stress and it kept me totally on top. Now, I didn’t hear anything each time or even most of the time but it changed me, and I would hear something later during the day. One teacher likens quiet time to a computer download, where you don’t hear the music till later. You are downloading God’s life and knowledge into your heart.

      Praying in tongues is great, I do it also. But it is not the only thing to do. Find some of the scripture lists and faith confessions on this site and say them out loud to yourself. Better yet, write them down and further personalize them and then speak them out of your mouth, over and over. It will build the word of God into your heart. I believe it is like planting the word into your heart that is mentioned in Mark 4.

      In short, our task is to get the word (both from the page and spoken directly to our heart) into our heart and then, and only then, to speak it out of our mouth in faith, authority, and power. Go get’em tiger.

  • Herbert Taremwa

    Pray for Herbert that God gives him wisdom to return the lost opportunities and raise his salvation

  • Prayer and Faith are two indispensable asset in the heads of a Believer, a believer in Christ.

  • ner

    Pray for Nermeen and Nader, God returns them to be one in his name, married couple going for divorce

  • ben

    1.Pray for Stephen and Gladys for the loss of their son. they need immediate strength from Christ.
    2.Martha and family asking for immediate overseas missionary call.

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