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.
Nine 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).
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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10/24/2015 09:01:22 am
As I read your War Room Scripture prayers, a smile came to my face, because a few years ago, I wrote Scripture prayers for my family and myself, using many of the same verses. :-)
10/26/2015 08:49:50 am
Si gkad you were encouraged, Karen!
10/27/2016 05:29:31 am
I love this.
2/3/2017 08:44:43 am
I thank you and appreciate you sharing this I too going try it and have my own prayer room I know the power of prayer can do thank you for this it's so awesome to fight your battle the right way I too seen and love war room movie seen many time .thank you I can go on on but thank you .
3/6/2018 05:34:00 am
Thank you for your words of incourgement in Jesus name
7/7/2018 04:57:29 pm
I read your War Room Scripture Prayers and i would like to say thank you.
10/30/2015 08:46:11 am
A wonderful list of scripture! Thank you!
11/3/2015 12:04:29 pm
I need to see that movie. Great list of prayers. Deut 6:4-9 is one of my absolute favorite verses. Blessed to be your neighbor at the Ra Ra Linkup today.
11/27/2015 06:20:12 am
Thank you for reminding all of us to pray. Prayer is sometimes our only option when trouble finds our families. I pray daily for my daughter who battles a serious illness and impedes her in too many ways to mention here. Thank you again, Our Lord can move mountains or REMOVE mountains from our path and that of our loved ones. I don't think there is a right or a wrong way to pray, Glorify God, present your needs (which He already knows) and pray that God's will is done.
Thanks for inspiring us to wage war on our families and friends. Can we go one step further and wage it on our enemies too?
12/22/2015 04:31:42 am
12/26/2015 03:25:38 pm
Thank you for sharing these prayers. It's wonderful to see the Word being used to pray for others other then ourselves. I truly believe God is calling out intercessors to pray even more so, for loved ones, lost, sick, hurt and broken souls. I will definitely be using these in my prayer time and sharing them with our intercessor group at church. God bless!
1/11/2016 08:41:05 pm
Thank you for your list of war room prayers! I was challenged by repeating the same prayers over and over again. These help! God bless you!
1/15/2016 07:45:06 am
Just wanted you to know that there is a real life Miss Cara, she is a 91 yr old white Italian women and in the movie they use her bible. There is a clip of her and the producer on fb.😊
1/16/2016 12:45:00 pm
I have not yet seen War Room but some of these prayers are near to my heart and I say similar ones regularly. Now I can't wait to see the movie.
2/22/2016 02:23:31 am
3/4/2016 10:43:31 pm
As I watched Warroom it was like standing outside of my life and looking in. It broke my heart. I want so deeply for my husband to bring Christ back into his heart and remove the strife from our home so we can enjoy each other again without resentment or anger. I love him so much and I will keep praying over him and for him everyday all day as well as pray for others and myself.
5/8/2016 08:32:31 pm
I love this! I placed my name in all of them, thanks for sharing...God bless yoi
5/10/2016 08:40:31 am
9/2/2016 07:49:28 am
Thank you.please pray for my Emily.......thank you
1/15/2017 01:26:23 pm
Thank you so much and thank God for you and your heart for writing. I am in my forties and is in God's waiting room for my Prince Charming who is also waiting for me. I am encouraged.
2/20/2017 04:39:25 pm
Delighted you were encouraged by Ms Clara. Yes, she was a real person. Ms Clara was patterned after the real prayer warrior, Molly Bruno who prayed with the Kendrick brothers during the entire movie production. Her name appears in the list of names at the end of the movie. You might be interested in the book her daughter wrote, How to Make a Meatball, about her mother's prayer life. available at
9/1/2017 05:50:06 am
Thanks for the prayers
12/6/2017 08:29:16 am
Thank you for sharing these verses we can pray. As I was reading them I was thinking of different family members. They all touched my heart and gave words to the longings I have for my loved ones life and my own.
5/15/2019 05:47:59 am
Thank you so very much for sharing your gift to others. May God continue to bless you even more in Jesus name Amen!
12/1/2020 06:49:03 pm
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