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10 Movies About Community Coming Together In Prayer

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10 Movies About Community Coming Together In Prayer

By Movieguide® Contributor

The Bible says in Matthew 18:19-20, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” As Moviguide® honors The National Day of Prayer on May 2, this curated list features films where communities come together in prayer. Miracles unfold, hearts are transformed and God’s power is shown throughout these movies. 

THE PRAYER BOX

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
THE PRAYER BOX is a sweet story about 13-year-old Wesley’s whose prayers don’t go the way he wants, so he takes matters into his own hands and acts as a good Samaritan for his church by answering their prayers so that God will notice his efforts and heal his sister from cancer. THE PRAYER BOX is a heartfelt, clever, inspiring family movie, which demonstrates God works in His own ways and time.

THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES follows the story of a young girl suddenly granted the gift of performing miracles through her Christian faith, but who will need a miracle herself when she falls ill. THE GIRL WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES is entertaining, well-acted, inspirational, and moving, with a strong Christian worldview that highlights the importance of miracles and family during difficult times and reminds viewers that anything is possible through faith in God.

LETTERS TO GOD

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
LETTERS TO GOD is an entertaining, heart-rending, and inspiring story about a boy with cancer whose letters to God change the lives of the people around him. LETTERS TO GOD is an impressive, well-written, redemptive, powerful movie that will touch the hearts of most people who see it.

JESUS REVOLUTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
JESUS REVOLUTION is a very entertaining and accurate, though compressed, portrait of the Vietnam protest era of hippies and young revolutionaries who find Jesus because God calls several people to welcome them into the Body of Christ. At its heart, the plot is propelled by a love story between an impoverished young man, Greg Laurie, with an alcoholic mother, and a beautiful young woman named Cathe, from a wealthy Laguna Hills family in Southern California. JESUS REVOLUTION is very bold about showing drug use, communal living, protest rallies, and Christian hypocrisy, but it also has many scenes of intense jeopardy and many scenes featuring inspiring, uplifting, well-written Christian presentations and expressions of the Gospel.

OVERCOMER

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
OVERCOMER is the heartwarming, often funny, poignant story of a young, new track star named Hannah who runs to Christ with the help of a basketball coach. OVERCOMER features a very strong Christian worldview and is filled with many touching, poignant moments.

ORDINARY ANGELS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
ORDINARY ANGELS is a very exciting, heartrending movie about a woman with severe self-esteem issues who decides to become a blessing to a little girl dying of kidney failure. ORDINARY ANGELS deals with strong subjects in a very clean and yet powerful manner that avoids wallowing in the type of violence shown in most movies these days.

MIRACLE AT MANCHESTER

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
MIRACLE AT MANCHESTER is a drama streaming on Pure Flix that follows the true story of Bryce Newman, a student at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego who’s diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. MIRACLE AT MANCHESTER, which stars Dean Cain as the surgeon caring for Bryce, is an inspiring, uplifting, faith-filled movie that honors the true story and champions family and the healing power of prayer.

FACING THE GIANTS

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
FACING THE GIANTS is a thoroughly entertaining high school football movie with a strong evangelistic thrust. When Coach Grant realizes that the importance of the football team is not winning the game but serving God, he completely rebuilds the team, revival breaks out in the school, and miracles start to happen. MOVIEGUIDE® commends the filmmakers for producing such an inspiring, entertaining movie.

THE MIRACLE SEASON

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
Based on a true story, THE MIRACLE SEASON is an inspiring sports drama about a high school volleyball team that has to step up and encourage one another when their beloved captain unexpectedly dies. THE MIRACLE SEASON is an entertaining, wholesome movie, with a strong Christian message about loving and encouraging each other in the midst of hardship.

WOODLAWN

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
WOODLAWN is about a High School football team in Alabama in the 1970’s that was transformed by the Gospel and saw forgiveness, racial reconciliation and transformation as a result. WOODLAWN has some flaws in its writing, but it also has wonderful moments of faith, drama and inspiring transformation that will bring audiences to tears.

Watch RICHIE RICH
Quality: - Content: +2
Watch IT’S THE SMALL THINGS, CHARLIE BROWN
Quality: - Content: +2