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Bible Study on How to Pray Amazing War Room Prayers for 2020

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With everything going on in the world today, how do you go into your War Room or your prayer closet and pray when maybe, you don’t know how to even start? In this Bible study on how to pray, I am going to show you what the Bible says about prayer, how one should pray, AND show you how you can pray amazing War Room prayers and be a watchman on the wall, sounding the alarm!
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Bible Study on How to Pray Amazing War Room Prayers – Setting a Watchman

A watchman in the Bible was someone who guarded a city or some sort of encampment and sounded an alarm when they saw an enemy approaching. 

Most times they stood guard on the city walls or on high hills so they could see all around the area and avoid a sneak attack.

The Hebrew word for ‘watchman’ is tsaphah and it means, according to Strongs Concordance:

to look out or about, spy, keep watch, observe, watch

An example of a watchman in the Bible would be in 2 Kings 9:17:

Now the watchman stationed on the tower in Jezreel saw Jehu’s troop approaching and said, “I am seeing a troop.” Then Joram said, “Take a horseman and dispatch him to meet them, and let him ask: ‘Is it peace?’” TLV

Another example of a watchman would be 1 Samuel 14:16:

Now Saul’s watchmen in Gibeah of Benjamin saw the throng scattering away in every direction. TLV

So now that you know what a watchman is, how do you set one? Well, you get into your war room for training!

What is a War Room?

In 2015, the movie War Room by the Kendrick brothers was released and was a huge hit! 

In the movie, a woman, Elizabeth, who appeared to have it all in life (played by Priscilla Shirer) was going through marital difficulties (by difficulties, I mean her husband was on the verge of cheating and was just, well…a jerk to her). 

Elizabeth is a realtor and she goes to visit a new client, Miss Clara, who wants to try to sell her home. 

In the process of touring the home, Elizabeth is introduced to Miss Clara’s prayer closet; a place she calls The War Room.

In this literal closet, Miss Clara does battle with the enemy on a large scale!!

She says “In order to stand up and fight the enemy, you need to get on your knees and pray.”

She acts as a prayer mentor and guide for Elizabeth and teaches her the power of prayer and how to see prayer as a battle in the spirit realm.

I won’t give away the movie but I highly recommend you see it if you have not already.

The point here is, Miss Clara was 100% right. In order to stand against the enemy, you need to get on your knees and do battle in prayer!

Now, you may not have a special closet you can devote to this (as I said, Miss Clara had a literal closet with prayers and notes all over the walls) but anyplace can be a war room!

Examples of War Rooms

  • A corner of a bedroom
  • A closet
  • A nice comfy chair in your living room
  • A quiet place outside where you can be alone
  • Your car
  • Your dining room table

I think you get it…ANYPLACE where you can get alone with the Lord can be a war room!

So now that you know what a war room is, how do you use it? Well, I am going to share sone war room strategies with you just like anyone doing battle needs a strategy!

Matthew 6:6

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room; and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you. TLV

 

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War Room Strategies

No one goes into battle without a strategy in place. You don’t see an army just go in and “wing it” and hope for the best outcome! They have a plan!

You too need a plan, Warrior of God! Any good leader about to lead their troops into battle has a plan, a map, a goal!

One way to develop a firm plan for your war room is by creating a War Room Binder!

War Room Binder

A war room binder is literally just that, a binder! But oh, what is in it is anything but typical!

This is where you will share your most intimate moments with the Lord in prayer! (If you don’t feel comfortable with prayer, be sure to visit my post on the ACTS Prayer Method!)

You use the binder to record prayer requests, people you are interceding for, answers to prayer, areas of struggle in your life, praise reports and anything else you want!

It is where you can write Scripture out on various topics so you can easily go to them when you’re praying and you need to stand against the enemy!

My dear friend Sue from Woman of Noble Character, has an amazing course on creating a custom War Binder that you can make your very own! It has tabs and printables and videos and more! You can check it out here! I highly recommend this for your own war room, especially if you LOVE Bible journaling and/or scrapbooking!! The possibilities to customize this binder are endless!

Bible Study on How to Pray Amazing War Room Prayers

Prayer is a conversation with Adonai. You do not need a scripted prayer or flowery words. It is your heart that He is interested in and it is your time He desires most.

Speak to Him from the heart! Speak to Him as your Heavenly Father, your Abba, and share with Him your fears and anxieties.

I spoke earlier about setting a watchman. Keeping the spiritual habit of prayer guards your heart and mind from attacks from the enemy.

When you keep up the habit of prayer, you are setting that watchman on the walls of your heart to alert you when the enemy tries to attack. 

When we neglect prayer, we leave those walls unguarded and the enemy can sneak in and plunder what is ours.

Covering yourself, your spouse, your family, your home, your community in prayer helps you keep them guarded. 

Stand in the gap for those who may not pray, not know how to pray, don’t believe in prayer and cover them!

So as we approach this Bible study on how to pray, maybe make these verses your very first entry in your War Binder and recall them whenever you feel that maybe God doesn’t hear you or that your prayers don’t make a difference, because they do!

You are a warrior! You are in God’s army! You are a daughter of Adonai Tzevaot (Lord of Heaven’s Armies) so take your place on the walls and sound the alarm for those who cannot!

Bible Study on How to Pray - Bible Verses About Prayer

1 Chronicles 16:11 TLV

"Seek Adonai and His strength.Seek His face always."

2 Chronicles 7:14 TLV

"...when My people, over whom My Name is called, humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Jeremiah 29:12 CJB

"When you call to me and pray to me, I will listen to you."

Proverbs 15:8 CJB

"Adonai detests the sacrifices of the wicked but delights in the prayers of the upright."

Psalm 141:2 CJB

"Let my prayer be like incense set before you, my uplifted hands like an evening sacrifice."

Psalm 145:18 CJB

"Adonai is close to all who call on him, to all who sincerely call on him."

Philippians 4:6 TLV

"Do not be anxious about anything—but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God."

1 Thessalonians 5:17 TLV

"...pray constantly,"

James 5:16 TLV

"So confess your offenses to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person is very powerful."

Matthew 7:11 TLV

"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"

Matthew 6:19-13 TLV

"Therefore, pray in this way:
‘Our Father in heaven, sanctified be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."

Mark 11:24 NASB

"Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you."

John 15:7 NASB

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."

Matthew 6:6-7 NASB

"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words."

Jeremiah 33:3 NASB

"‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’"

Let me know where YOUR war room is what your favorite Scripture on prayer is! 

CJB – Taken from the Complete Jewish Bible by David H. Stern. Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Messianic Jewish Publishers, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029. www.messianicjewish.net.

NASB – “Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Copyright by The Lockman Foundation

Tree of Life (TLV) – Scripture taken from the Holy Scriptures, Tree of Life Version*. Copyright © 2014,2016 by the Tree of Life Bible Society.  Used by permission of the Tree of Life Bible Society.

2 thoughts on “Bible Study on How to Pray Amazing War Room Prayers for 2020”

  1. What a great resource you have created! I’m all about being a Spiritual Warrior and love to study the subject. I had not thought of creating a War Room binder; so of course, I’ll be making one. Thanks for sharing!

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