Many have seen the acronym P.U.S.H. It stands for Pray Until Something Happens. I don’t know who came up with this, but I love it! Those who know the Lord (or even know of him) will pray. I wonder, though, how many of us pray without ceasing as suggested in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. There are two more calls to action right before and right after this verse.
Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~1Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)
These are what we call memory verses. They’re the go-to verses that you need as a reminder when the journey becomes a bit difficult to traverse. Another verse that I now use that I hadn’t even noticed until a couple of years ago (literally) comes from the Book of Matthew. This verse reminds me to pray for my enemies (Matthew 5:44). I accepted the challenge of doing this tough task a few years ago along with the words of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, and I was amazed at what God can do — what seemingly impossible conversion can occur just from fervent prayer for someone I was reluctant to pray for.
I say all this to punctuate the importance of not only praying for those who are dear to you, but also praying for those who persecute you. God is able to do all things but fail. I’m certainly a believer. Take a minute today to pray for that person. Commit to doing it every day until something happens. Scroll down to the comments, and let me know whether you’ll accept this challenge.
May blessings abound! <3