War Room

If we humble ourselves before God, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, God will hear us from heaven. He will forgive our sin and heal our land. War Room exemplifies this truth from 2 Chronicles 7:14. It's a movie about the power of prayer and how effective it can be.

War Room is yet another outstanding film from the Kendrick Brothers (Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous). It features common ordinary people and their problems. We can relate to the characters and the trials they face. The movie reminds us that the struggles we face are not against flesh and blood enemies. Ephesians 6:12 tells us that we fight against the authorities and powers of the unseen world. We fight against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. These principalities are another reason why prayer is so important.

This movie reminds us that our ultimate joy does not come from our marriage, kids, grandkids, job, favorite recreation or vacation, or even our favorite sports team winning a championship. Our ultimate joy comes from Jesus Christ and the knowingness of eternal life. When you think about how Jesus is the Source, the Center, and the One who bring us true joy in our lives, it's a wonder that we don't spend more time in prayer, as well as worship.