I watched this absolutely UH-mazinggg movie a couple months back called ‘War Room’. Tony and Elizabeth seem to have everything in check.
They’ve got a massive house, fantastic jobs and a really cute kid. However, it’s quickly made clear that things aren’t as perfect as they seem. With her marriage on the rocks, Elizabeth meets Miss Clara, a sweet old lady with a fighting spirit. She encourages Elizabeth to fight hard for her family by using prayer as her primary weapon.
I loved the film ‘War-Room’ for many reasons; it was funny, relatable and at times heartbreaking. However, the lesson that stood out for me was the power of prayer.
In the movie, Elizabeth turns her wardrobe into a ‘war room.’ It’s in here that she spends hours pouring her heart out to God and she uses a wall to put up prayers and key Bible passages.
I loved the idea of having a ‘prayer wall’ and was inspired to create something similar. Here are a few simple tips on creating your own prayer wall.
- Choose a wall in a private place
Prayers can often be very personal and so you might not want them to be on show. Have your prayer wall in a place that’s a bit private, but still easily accessible for you. If you don’t have a wall to use, you may want to create a prayer journal or even a prayer board.
- For every prayer, find a Bible verse that links
This step is really important as the Bible is a way in which God speaks directly to us. Therefore, if we’re praying to God about particular issues, it’s important to know some of the things that He’s already said regarding them. If you’re struggling to find a Bible verse that ties into the situation you’re praying about, you can use the index in your Bible or even Google.
- Be yourself
Just like your spoken prayers, written prayers are a conversation between you and God. Be honest, open and talk to God like you would any friend. There’s no special formula for writing your prayers down. You many even want to include photos or pictures that help you express what you want to say. It’s your unique prayer wall, so make it your own!
- Record answered prayers
This part of having a prayer wall has to be my favourite. I have a checklist where I tick off of every prayer on my wall that’s been answered. It’s an incredible way of seeing exactly how God is working and can be super encouraging .God does answer prayers!