“War Room” Review


In case you have not seen the trailer

I finally took the time to go see “War Room.”  It was time well spent. I had not watched the preview and had no clue what actors/actresses were in the movie. I was pleasantly surprised to see Priscilla Shirer as Elizabeth the main character. The Tuesday morning women’s bible study I attend has completed her ‘Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted’ and ‘Breathe’ bible studies. She is an amazing warrior of God. The fact that Alex and Steven Hendricks were intentional in asking her to play the role makes complete sense. Why wouldn’t they want a well- known Christian to play the role, someone who understands the Bible? She does an amazing job acting despite the fact that it was her first appearance in a movie.

Elizabeth who is married to Tony (T.C. Stallings) is struggling in life. More specifically, their marriage is struggling and slowly falling apart. T.C. Stallings does a wonderful job of playing the role of the tough money driven husband. He thrives on making the sale and earning respect from his peers. Many men spend their lives chasing the almighty dollar, when their wives would “rather have a man chasing Jesus than a house full of stuff,” just as Elizabeth begins to realize.

Tony faces many challenges and temptations during the movie. His best friend Michael (Michael Jr.) is a Christian who stands beside his pal. Michael is true to his beliefs and shares this with Tony. In several scenes, Michael questions Tony and challenges his beliefs and behavior. Do you have Michaels in your life? If not we all need them.

Ms. Clara (Karen Abercrombie) is the wiser older woman that comes into Elizabeth’s life and shows her how powerful prayer can be. Ms. Clara is the one who questions Elizabeth about her prayer life. She explains the War Room to her and directs her how to use it. “You need to plea to God to do what only He can do. Then you need to get out of the way and let him do it.” “You need to kick the real enemy out of your house with the word.” What an awesome gift Ms. Clara gives Elizabeth. We all need Ms. Clara’s in our lives. Better yet we all need to be the Ms. Clara’s in someone else’s life! I challenge you to be there for someone else and teach them about the power of prayer!

While watching the movie, you will be touched by John Waller’s song Crazy faith during the movie.

You can find the lyrics here:

The movie was everything I expected and more. “You need to do your fighting in prayer.” People need to fight their battles in prayer first. The movie is based on: “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you” (Matt. 6:6 New International Version).

“War Room” has ignited a passion for me to pray more. I do pray but not on a specific schedule or in a specific room. I have not been praying with a specific strategy like mentioned in the movie.  I need a prayer strategy. It is time I really pray for my husband, my marriage, my children, family, friends, the country etc.

This short interview with the Hendricks brothers was amazing. I was touched how much the movie has touched the reporter who is doing the interview. I imagine this movie has had this effect on so many other people. Praise God!

I want my prayer life to be hot and amped up. I have prepared my War Room. Who else is ready to get their prayer on?