By now, you’ve probably seen the movie War Room once or more. It’s truly amazing how a movie on prayer could make such a huge impact. The acting was superb, the story line touching, and the topic unsurpassed. I found myself challenged with heart to change the way pray and war every day. It wasn’t an accident that this movie came out at a time such as this, a time when the war is escalating and God is looking for warriors willing to fight the good fight of faith.
In the movie, Miss Clara, leads young Elizabeth Jordan on a prayer journey to fight for her marriage. She demonstrates beautifully that prayer is the only thing that can heal the brokenness in both her heart and her husband’s heart.
Miss Clara speaks great truth. Here are a couple things she says:
You need to do your fighting in prayer! You got to plead with God so that He can do only what He can do, and then you got to get out of the way and let Him do it.
Such truth in those words! The enemy is advancing!
Marriages are falling apart, children are being deceived, churches are splitting down the middle, people are hurting each other, believers are compromising, circumstances are becoming overwhelming, and so many are losing hope. These things are becoming more prevalent as time moves forward and God’s prophetic word comes to fruition.
But, I’m here to tell you don’t give up. JUST FIGHT, and keep fighting, the Lord is with you! James writes: “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). Do you believe this? Anyone who believes these words is sure to spend a great amount of time in prayer fighting.
The idea of having a prayer room has been around for centuries. It comes from Jesus’ own words: “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen” (Mark 6:6).
Like Miss Clara, I took these words literally during my college days, I couldn’t find a quiet place to be alone with God, so I climbed into my closet, closed the door, and prayed. It was small and crowded, but I made my prayer room and engaged myself in warfare for and behalf of many. I felt so close to God in that place as I poured out my heart in prayer and prayed for others.
Today I now have a Prayer Room that I’ve renamed WAR ROOM. Not all of us may have big space but it’s a necessity to create your own War Room where you live now to meet with God every day. I’m sure you have a closet or a corner somewhere in your house, or a little space that you can meet with God every day. A place you can designate your War Room. Will you find a place, if you haven’t already? A place to fight the fight of faith!
Some benefits of having a War Room
1. Its quiet with little to no distractions.
Jesus would often sneak away for that quiet place of aloneness with His Father (Matthew 14:23). During the day, He was surrounded by people and ministry, so He needed that time with no distractions. We are distracted by many things. In this place, it’s just you, God, your Bible and perhaps a journal. In your war room you can read or speak the Word of God out loud. You can worship in oneness with your God. Having a War Room is a sanctuary.
2. It’s a place to fight using the tools God has given to us – Prayer and the Word of God.
In my War Room, I have pieces of paper with Scripture verses just like in the movie. I insert my loved one’s names into the verse as it applies. Also I have my prayerpoints with me to help me pray on target.
I write out prayers and post them on my bulletin board. Using prayer and God’s Word is a sure way to see victory in your life and in the lives of those you’re praying for.
Be the man or woman God is searching for to train his/her for war, the finger to fight. Be that Prayer warrior that God has chosen and planted you where you are today. Be the intercessor that will stand in the gap between God and others in your own family, community, nations and world today. You need to have that militant mentality and spirit who is willing to engaged in spiritual warfare fearlessly, courageously and be dangerous to the force of darkness everywhere and anywhere today. God is waiting on you to enroll in his endtime militant prayerforce. Will you say YES or NO.? All begins from your WAR ROOM.