If you’ve been following me for a bit, you have probably heard me talk about Warroom Prayers. But I now want to share some introduction information if you are brand new to Warroom Prayers!
Get a journal or notebook
I am using THIS one I created (which has a Warroom section), but any journal will work!
Writing it Down
I love writing down my prayers. Here are a few reasons:
Reminds me of God’s faithfulness - I can look back later on answered prayers
Helps me focus - let’s be honest, it can be hard when you have little kids or a full house to really concentrate during prayer. I would love to be able to get away quietly, but there are certain times where it isn’t possible. Writing it down helps me to still focus even if I am not in my “quiet spot”.
Keeps me intentional- again, my mind can wander so writing it down keeps me focused on just God and me
Priscilla Shirer says,
“You write out your prayers so you won’t forget...
won’t forget who the real enemy is
won’t forget the One in whom your hope lies
won’t forget what your real need and dependencies are
and later, won’t forget the record of how God responds.”
Let’s Get Started
First, decide what you want to pray about
My go-to’s are: my heart, victory, my kids, healing, motherhood, my business
Once you decide your topics, you don’t have to write prayers for each one. You will find prayers as you spend time in the Word.
We are going to go through an example together; we are going to say that you want to pray for anxiety.
We are going to start with His Word.
Because these Warroom Prayers are us partnering with God. And His Word. We pray His Word because we believe it, and we are going to claim it and declare it over every area of our life.
So first, let’s say you are struggling with anxiety and you want to declare God’s Word over it and pray about it.
We are going to look at some scriptures - so you could check a topical guide in your Bible (many Bibles have it, but not journaling Bibles). Or I use the YouVersion app, and I just type in anxiety.
Here is what came up when I searched “anxiety”
You have a few options next. In your anxiety Warroom section you can write these verses down for reference, or you can write a prayer, or you can do both! I usually just write a prayer, so I am going to do that. I just read/meditate on the verses and reword/rewrite them into a prayer.
Here is a prayer I would write for my Warroom Section.
God, I confess that I have let anxieties take over my heart, trusting the outcome more than you. Guard my heart and mind. Let your peace fill my troubled heart. I know you did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power and love. Let me put my trust in you, throwing out all anxieties. Remind me to come to you in prayer and thanksgiving when I feel anxious. I trust you, God. I will trust you in the waiting, in the storm, in the desert and in the unknown. I won’t let anxiety dictate my days, but I will hand them over to you, because I know you care for me. AMEN.
Let’s do another example
I get a lot of my warroom prayers from reading my Bible. So after reading Psalm 18:34-40, I decided to write a prayer for my “victory” section. Here are the verses (I underlined/bolded what I used in my prayer).
Side Note: Victory is one of my favorite things to pray for. Before you write it off and think you don’t need to pray for victory - remember that we have a very real enemy, but also a very real God. You can pray for victory over your thoughts, over a particular sin, over your marriage, over conflict, etc.
34 You’ve trained me with the weapons of warfare-worship;
now I’ll descend into battle with power
to chase and conquer my foes.
35 You empower me for victory with your wrap-around presence.
Your power within makes me strong to subdue,
and by stooping down in gentleness
you strengthened me and made me great!
36 You’ve set me free from captivity
and now I’m standing complete, ready to fight some more!
37 I caught up with my enemies and conquered them,
and didn’t turn back until the war was won!
38 I pinned them to the ground and broke them to pieces.
I finished them once and for all; they’re as good as dead.
39 You’ve placed your armor upon me
and defeated my enemies, making them bow low at my feet.
40 You’ve made them all turn tail and run,
for through you I’ve destroyed them all!
Forever silenced, they’ll never taunt me again.