The Amalekites were a group of evil people who approached and threatened the Israelites as they were traveling through the desert. We discover that Moses, well advanced in his years and strength, commanded his aide, Joshua, to lead the battle against Amalek. Joshua had the power of his sword while Moses had a weapon much greater than the other army – prayer and those surrounding him with support. As the sword of Joshua led the battle, the prayers of Moses called upon the power of God to fight the battle . Each man knew his place in the battle of the Lord and both were obedient and victorious.