10 Powerful Scriptures to Post on Your War Room Wall

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I can’t stop thinking about Miss Clara.

It’s kind of silly, really. Miss Clara is not even a real person. She’s a character in War Room, a very inspiring movie.

In the film, Miss Clara has a closet in her home that she calls her War Room. It’s where she wages battle on her knees in prayer. Her wise ways impact the life of a troubled young wife and mother, who begins to follow her example.

I came home from the theater and started thinking about which closet I wanted to empty out to emulate her. But then, I realized that the key to Miss Clara’s success was not the location of her prayer room, but the daily dedication toward intercession.

I want to be a wise woman who wages war the right way and claims the victory. I want to plead the promises for my family. I want to see God do a miraculous work in the lives of my loved ones.

So, I’ve created a battle plan of my own, and I wanted to share it with you.

10 Powerful Scriptures to Pray over Your Family:

Father, may ______ offer his body to You as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to You as an act of true worship.   May he not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of his mind. May he test and approve your good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:1-2).

 Lord, may _____ rejoice in You always.  May her gentleness be evident to all.  Help her to not be anxious about anything, but to present her requests to You because You are near.  May Your peace guard her heart and mind.  Help her to think on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy.  May she put into practice all that she has learned, received, and heard from Your Word (Philippians 4:4-9).

May _____ clothe himself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Help him to forgive any one he has a grievance against as You have forgiven him, Lord.  May he love and walk in unity with others.   Let the peace of Christ rule in his heart.  Help him to be thankful.  May Your message dwell in him richly with all wisdom.  May he sing to You with gratitude in his heart. May whatever he does be done in Christ’s name.  (Colossians 3:12-17).

Lord God, help _____ not to be arrogant nor to put her hope in uncertain wealth, but to put her hope in You, her Provider. Help her to be rich in good deeds, be generous and willing to share.  May she lay up spiritual treasure for herself so that she may take hold of the life that is truly life (I Timothy 6:17-19).

Creator God, help ____ to flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on You out of a pure heart. May he have nothing to do with foolish arguments and quarrels (II Timothy 2:22-23).

God, our Defender, help ____ to have a mind that is alert and sober.  May her hope be set on your grace to come.  Help her to be an obedient daughter who does not conform to evil desires, but may she be holy in all that she does (I Peter 1:13-16).

Warrior God, help ______ humble himself under Your mighty hand, that You may lift him up in due time.  May he cast all his anxiety on You.  Help him to be alert and of sober mind.  May he resist the roaring enemy lion and stand firm in the faith.  Remind him and encourage him that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings (I Peter 5:6-9).

Father, may _____ make every effort to add to her faith goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and love.  Help her to be effective and productive in her knowledge of Christ.  May she never become nearsighted and forget that she has been cleansed from her past sins (I Peter 1:5-9).

Lord God, may _____ love You with all his heart, soul, and strength.  May your commandments be impressed on his heart.  May he talk about them when he is at home or on the road, when he lies down and when he gets up (Deuteronomy 6:5-7).

Lord, let the words of _____ ‘s mouth and the meditation of her heart be pleasing in your sight (Psalms 19:14).


God’s Word never returns void.  As we pray these Scriptural prayers over our family, the Holy Spirit will begin to plant seeds in our homes that will bear fruit for the Kingdom.  Let’s get to praying!


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Lord, do a miraculous work in the lives of my loved ones.


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This post originally appeared at Missional Women

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14 Responses to 10 Powerful Scriptures to Post on Your War Room Wall

  1. Linda Stoll October 23, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    I’ve been hearing about this movie recently … waiting for it to make its way out to the northeast coast! I’m grateful that you’re doing this series, Lyli … and this you said –>’I want to be a wise woman who wages war the right way and claims the victory. I want to plead the promises for my family. I want to see God do a miraculous work in the lives of my loved ones.’

    Thanks for reminding us that prayer is powerful and that it matters. I’m more expectant than ever to see what God is going to do in my family in the days ahead.

    We need Him so desperately.

    Weekend blessings to you, friend … and a hug, too! And … we’re in the final stretch of 31 Days! Yippee!


  2. Lyli @3-D Lessons for Life October 23, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    Oops! I only had 9 Scriptures. Missing 1. Just realized it. LOL 🙂

  3. Joanne Norton October 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    As usual, you are a sharer in a special way! Thank you much!!

  4. Bonnie November 20, 2015 at 11:35 pm #

    I”d. Love to join your prayer group but I don’t have a Facebook page

  5. Deborah Bailey December 10, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    I want to add you to my followers on G+

  6. bonnie January 8, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    She is actually a real person. The movie was a depiction of a true story.

  7. Laurie January 14, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    I saw this show and loved. It made me really think about my own reationship and were we were at together.

  8. shirley February 7, 2016 at 1:38 am #

    The movie War Room, really changed my life, and the way I pray in the most positive way, Once you see the movie I believe you will never view your relationship with GOD the same. Knowing how to pray and praying changes things. I am so hipped up and wanting to commune with GOD so , just want to be closer to Him. I field like that deer that panted by the water, my soul is so a thirst. Let’s reach out,let’s bond together, let’s bombard heaven with the petitions for the lost, the discouraged, the hurting, souls for his Kingdom. We must press into His presence, His arms are open wide awaiting to hear us,to feel us. He is waiting to perform His Word. To Him be Glory an Dominion forever. In Jesus Name

  9. Egbe Bertille Obi February 21, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    I must say I was transfigured by this movie. And @KarenAbercrombie a.k.a @MissClara Oh God! She has inspired me to have my own #WarRoom not just having it but devoting time to it; to encounter the Lord and to know Him better so as to fight the enemy with the right weapons which are the Holy Scriptures. May Jesus Christ our king forever be praised.

  10. Julie Durfee November 20, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    Such great things to pray over your family. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Mardi February 4, 2017 at 9:55 pm #

    The movie “War Room” affected me deeply as well. I didn’t really know where to start, so I really appreciate the scriptures! Thank you so much.


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