Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
In Joshua 10:1-15, we read that five Amorite kings and their men came up against the inhabitance of Gibeon, who were allies of Israel. As it happened, the men of Gideon sent word to Joshua for help; and Joshua, being greatly encouraged by the Lord, came to their aid. And God caused the Amorites to flee in fear.
Now here is the miraculous part: as Joshua and his men were pursuing them, knowing that they needed more day light hours than the day could offer, Joshua prayed for the sun to stand still! Thus the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. What a day that was! Because of Joshua’s prayer God caused the sun to stop in the middle of the sky for a whole day (v. 13)!
If you think some people are going too far for praying for rain I wonder what Joshua’s men thought of this prayer? “He’s praying for what?” Then I wonder what they said when the sun and moon stopped? We must conclude that this is one of the greatest faith-filled prayers ever made, and also one of the greatest answers given.