But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
According to the prayers of a church are the successes of a church. Are they maintained, the banner floats on to victory; are they languid and depressed, the foe achieves a transient success.
Let us then learn to pray filling our Rephidims with strong crying and tears, obtaining by faith for ourselves and others victories which no prowess of our own could win.
These shall encourage us like nothing beside, filling our heart with joy, our lips with songs, and our hands with the spoil of the foe.
What deliverances might we win for our dear ones, and all others who are strongly molested by the flesh, if only we were more often found on the top of the hill with the uplifted rod of prayer in our steadied hands! – F.B. Meyer
– Daily Meditations for Prayer