I went to see the pre-screening of War Room a couple of week ago. This is a movie that will pull on your heartstrings. I didn’t have any expectations, not seeing any previews beforehand and BAM it was like a punch in the face, in a good way, at the realisation of the power of prayer.
Prayer is a communication process that allows us to talk to God. It’s a natural expression of our relationship with God. Just as a child learns to walk by walking, we can learn to pray by praying, simply talking to God, trusting in His help.
Prayer has never been a super strong tool in my life. Yes, I grew up with prayer being a normal part of my everyday but I was always a little afraid of getting in there and really going for it. This movie opened my eyes to a different way of looking at prayer. Using it with strategy and purpose to really fight!
It’s a real reminder of how the people you do life with, especially your kids, look up to you and mimic your behaviours. My daughter is so like me already, checking off her own lists, writing in her own daily journal, like Mum does, copying my routine just so she can be like me.
After seeing War Room I had a million things I wanted to change about my prayer life, even just to touch the life of my precious daughter. To have that honour to inspire and motivate my own kids how to fight their own battles with a strategic battle plan of their own.
I was so moved by this story, how the power that prayer can have on parenting, marriages, friendships, careers and every other area of our lives. Also the importance of having that intentional, dedicated space for prayer so as not to be distracted by the usual everyday distractions. My intention is so use this in my ordinary everyday, not to run from prayer but to use it as an active weapon and let God do the fighting for me.
War Room comes out this weekend. Why not go with a group of your friends and check it out for yourself. It was a life changer for me, I’ll definitely be back!