With everything going on in the world today, how do you go into your prayer closet and pray when maybe, you don’t even know how or where to start? In this Bible study on how to pray effective War Room prayers, I am going to show you what the Bible says about prayer, how one should pray, AND show you how you can be a watchman on the wall, sounding the alarm!
So let’s start exploring the War Room and get to fighting this battle!
How to Pray Amazing War Room Prayers – Setting a Watchman
A watchman in the Bible was someone whose job was to guard the city or some sort of encampment and to sound 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, to keep watch, spy, observe, await.
It is to expectantly keep watch for something and observe your surroundings.
An example of a watchman in the Bible would be in 2 Kings 9:17:
Another example of a watchman would be 1 Samuel 14:16:
So now that you know what a watchman is, how do YOU set one? Well, you report to your war room for training!
What is a War Room?
A War Room is a place where you can go to be with the Lord in prayer and intercession for others and do battle against the enemy!
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…he was 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 volunteers to act as a prayer mentor and guide for Elizabeth and teaches her the power of war room prayers 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!
Where Can You Create a War Room?
- 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 to pray effective war room prayers!
So now that you know what a war room is, how do you use it? Well, I am going to share some war room strategies with you just like anyone doing battle needs a strategy!
War Room Prayer – Developing 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!
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War Room Prayers – A Notebook, a Wall or a Binder
Like Miss Clara in the movie, your war room prayers can be kept on the walls of a room, a closet or wherever you sit to pray. I kept mine on the walls because my husband had created a whole room for me to be my War Room as well as my office where I did my blogging.
But we have moved since them and the only closet in my house that would work as a War Room is in my 18 year old’s room and she is not volunteering that space!
So I now keep everything in a binder and a journal.
So what is a War Room binder?
Well, it is literally just that, a binder! But oh, what is in it is anything but typical!
You use pages in 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! You can journal in it and make it special. If you are a crafty person and love scrapbooking you can make this binder capture special moments in time.
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!
Woman of Noble Character has a course on creating a custom War Binder that you can make your very own! It has tabs and printables and videos and more! This is an option for you for your own war room prayers, 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 Hashem. 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!
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
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!
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