This Kind of Prayer Made the Sun Stand Still in Josh. 10

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I love seeing God do miracles. Would you like to see more of them in your life? Recently, I heard a message on the great account in Joshua 10 where Joshua prayed and the sun stood still. My friend who was speaking shared that one of the reasons that Joshua could pray in confidence for such a huge prayer was a promise of victory God had given before the battle.

As Mark Batterson says, "We underestimate how much spiritual authority we have when we pray in accordance with the will of God." I am in the very early stages of writing a book on spiritual warfare, but already one of my favorite verses is 1 Timothy 1:18. It reads, "This command I commit to you, my son Timothy, according to the prophecies that were previously given to you, that by them you might fight a good fight." Paul is saying that Timothy is able to use the prophecies (and by extension promises) as he fights the warfare of his faith.

What has God promised you that can become a basis for audacious prayer? Abraham used this when he needed to exercise faith in the seeming impossible. "He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was able to perform" (Rom. 4:20-21).

I mentioned previously that God is stretching my faith to at least try launching a podcast as a ministry. The more He speaks to me about it, the more I have confidence to pray in faith and take first steps in the process. I don't know how He is going to make it happen, but then again, I don't know how He made the sun stand still, either. Let's be a people to ask big of the Lord when He gives us promises to stand upon.

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Kevin Senapatiratne is head spiritual pyromaniac for Christ Connection. Kevin speaks around the United States, helping Christians find the fun of prayer. He is the author of Enjoying Prayer. You can learn more about his ministry at

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