“Can I ask you how much you pray for your husband?”
I squirmed in my seat when I watched that scene. I don’t want to give anything away, but the last scene before the closing credits–when the elderly woman is praying? Yeah, I was a blubbering mess. I’m not one of those adorable girls who weep and make teeny tiny sweet hiccups. My eyes swell shut and I sound like an elephant blowing bubbles in a tin bucket.
If tears are the gauge for a five star review than War Room will NOT disappoint.
Are you ready for some full disclosure? I struggle with prayer.
I pray daily –but I can’t say that I pray with precision or with the purpose this movie inspires me to use. I’m more of a do-er than a pray-er. But, doing things in my own strength has human limits. Praying for God to work in His supernatural strength is limitless.
Make a Date To See War Room with your Husband
Paul and I are without the kids a lot these days. (YES, ladies, that time does come.) So, we decided to hit the matinee and see War Room on Tuesday. We grabbed our tub of buttered popcorn, a large root beer and Kleenex, because I was told I’d need it.
I was skeptical.
Why do I foam at the mouth over each faith-based movie? Because I want to see an honest portrayal of what being a Christian looks like. Fifteen years ago, when a movie came out as “Christian” I silently cringed because I wasn’t excited how the low-budget film looked on screen. Not to mention, how every Christian was portrayed as syrupy sweet dum dum. The past ten years, thanks to the Kendrick brothers films, things have changed .
Right after War Room opened two girlfriends text me to say they LOVED it and told me I just had to see it. I know that the Kendrick brothers and Priscilla Shirer would have something powerful to offer. And, they definitely did.
If you are married—take your man to see this movie. If you have a small group or some mom-friends who need a night out then see this movie! If you have a neighbor who is lonely, or a coworker who needs some encouragement—see this movie!
You will leave with hope and a hunger to surrender your walk-in closet for sticky notes.
Heck, with the way the world is going, I’m thinking my 3-car garage may be too small.
RESOURCES for YOUR War Room
If you’re looking for a prayer journal, I just happen to know that Beth Moore uses this one.
How to print on sticky notes.
Fun idea for prayer wall in your home or youth group!
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