Using War Room in Children’s Ministry

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The hottest Christian movie out today is War Room. Here are a few ideas for incorporating the teaching of this movie on prayer into your children’s Ministry.

Have a field trip, and take your students to see War Room. The material is appropriate for children age 6 and up, and it has 2 main characters that are children.

Buy your students each a journal and teaching guide from War Room resources. Prayer Works – Prayer Training and Strategy for Kids is great for ages 5-10. Ages 9-14 would do better with This Means War – A Strategic Prayer Journal. You could also get Peter’s Perfect Prayer Place for preschoolers.


Have the children make their own prayer journals and decorate them. You can buy spiral notebooks, binders, or blank journals for them to use.

Little boy prayingSpend a few lessons on the subject of prayer. Teach children the principles for in the movie War Room including these:

  • Find a private place to pray.
  • Write out your prayers.
  • Find verses to attach to your prayers.
  • Write down when your prayers are answered.

Teach children verse they can connect to their prayers. Here is a link to some of those verses.

9 Prayer Verses for Children

Cute african girlHave a time of prayer in your children’s classes or children’s church. Have the child participate by praying for certain needs.

Teach children to spend time in prayer for the world.These prayer maps for children from Every Home for Christ are free at this link.

Here are a few articles on prayer that might help.

Teaching Children How to Pray

6 Ways to Instill the Desire to Pray in Children

Giving Children Opportunities to Pray

Teaching Children to Pray Using a Model

5 Finger Lord’s Prayer





About the Author

After serving the as a children’s pastor for over 20 years, Tamera Kraft founded Revival Fire 4 Kids Ministry in 2007 in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. She has taught in national workshops and has conducted kid’s crusades, church camps, and children’s camp meeting services. She has also done inner city ministry outreaches, directed mission’s trips for children, and was on staff at two different churches where she built thriving children’s ministries.