Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them. Proverbs 26:27
Versions of this verse are sprinkled throughout the Old and New Testaments. Essentially, it’s stated as such: “you will reap what you sow.” It’s used in the negative here but the meaning is clear: if you sow seeds of discord and ill-will towards someone, it could come back to haunt you. You will wish you hadn’t done it.
On the other hand, if you are constantly sowing seeds of encouragement, trust, and good will, you will be rewarded.
Similarly if you are praying for someone, that act of faith too will be rewarded. Your prayers are never wasted, though you may not see answers right away.
Our challenge, then, is to sow these lots of these seeds often.