Sun Stand Still

09 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

This past weekend we started a new series called Sun Stand Still. And actually, it was more than just a new series, it’s a whole new framework for us as a church. It’s a new way for us to start praying for ourselves, our families and our church. Being a church body who just survives the world is no longer acceptable to us. We want to be a church that changes the world. After all, the work that God has done in us changed our world, so why wouldn’t we want others to experience that same, life-changing God?

When Joshua prayed his Sun Stand Still prayer, he did it boldly. He did it in the presence of his army. He didn’t pray it quietly in case God decided not to answer His prayer. He prayed it out in front of everyone – expecting God to answer it. He prayed boldly and God answered in a powerful way.

So, that’s exactly what we want to do as a church. We want to pray bold, audacious prayers of faith and expect God to show up.

Will you join us? Will you start praying a Sun Stand Still prayer for you life and share it with us on this page? Along with exercising your boldness, we want to join with you in prayer. We want to stand with you and see God make the Sun Stand Still in your life as He helps you change your world, not just survive it.

5 Steps to a Sun Stand Still Prayer

1. Seize God’s Vision for your life.

2. Activate Your Faith and approach God with boldness

3. Ask specifically for what is humanly impossible

4. Make your move and advance toward the answer

5. Give God all the glory.

(*These steps are Adapted from the Book “Sun Stand Still” by Steven Furtick.)

 Share your Sun Stand Still prayers in the comments section below!

Author David Lindner

David Lindner

I am blessed to be able to serve SixEight as the Lead Pastor. As a pastor, my first aim is to follow God, my primary ministry is to my wife and 4 kids. They are amazing! When it comes to our church family, I get the pleasure of leading our church to follow God. This is truly a gift that God has given to our family, and we are honored and humbled to serve Him in this capacity at SixEight!

10 thoughts on “Sun Stand Still

  1. Jim Huntamer ( 8 years ago )

    Here’s my first Sun Stand Still prayer: It is for a lady who needs to find a new place to live in the next 21 days for herself and her son. As I listened to what she needs in an apartment, as well as what she’d like but doesn’t need, I was thinking that’s going to be pretty near impossible to find. But God does the impossible, so this is my prayer.

  2. David Lindner ( 8 years ago )

    I am praying that 10 people will make a first time commitment for Christ at our Church during the month of September!

  3. Lindsey Manning ( 8 years ago )

    I’m praying that every person that I work with will go to church. (Not necessarily ours, but that would be great too!)

  4. Kenan Stolz ( 8 years ago )

    I am praying that by the end of the school year we will have a youth ministry that has 100 students. Also that by Christmas we will have 20 new families with little ones that we are ministering to.

  5. Kelli Russell ( 8 years ago )

    It is my Sun-Stand-Still prayer that by the end of October that we would grow to a body of 100+, and that we get to hear at least 5 amazing God stories from those who come through Sixeight doors, and that those who are newly rooted or are being re-rooted feel safe to share and feel genuinely cared for, loved, and accepted in the form that they need to receive it.

  6. Becky Manning ( 8 years ago )

    I am praying for a supernatural outpouring of finances for our church to be able to hire a worship leader. Not that ours isn’t doing a great job, but so David can be lazer-focused on the mission God has called him to – leading our church! I want someone who’s not only talented musically, but more than that has such a heart for God that it oozes out of him when he leads!!

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  8. Bekki Lindner ( 8 years ago )

    I am praying for God to supernaturally provide the resources we need (money, supplies, furniture, space, and childcare volunteers) to reach 50 moms and their children by next year.

    I am asking Him to not only meet our remaining needs for this year’s group of moms, but to give us the resources to expand this ministry to reach more moms and children in our community.

    I am also praying that every mom that comes through our doors that does not have a church home, will find one, and that every mom that walks through our doors will be strengthened, encouraged, and leave excited to bless their family.

  9. Jim Huntamer ( 8 years ago )

    I have another Sun Stand Still Prayer. I am praying that God will provide a new roof for someone in our church family who desperately needs one.

  10. Lisa Hibbard ( 8 years ago )

    My Sun Stand Still prayer is for 50 people to come to Christ at 68Church by the end of 2013.

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