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10 Movies Where Prayer Brings Miracles

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10 Movies Where Prayer Brings Miracles

By Movieguide® Contributor

The National Day of Prayer is celebrated on May 2 when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” In honor of the special day, this curated list features movies where prayer brings miracles. While Moveiguide® encourages daily conversation with the Lord, we join our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for America in observance of the holiday. These films demonstrate the miraculous power of prayer.

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.

THE HILL (2023)

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE HILL tells the inspiring true story of Rickey Hill, a young boy with a degenerative spinal disease whose dream is to play Major League Baseball and, despite having to wear leg braces for most of his childhood, and his father’s strong desire for him to become a pastor, perseveres. THE HILL is a morally uplifting story of a real-life miracle and champions courage, perseverance, faith, and forgiveness, but it does have brief, light foul language and two scenes of drunkenness.

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is a heartrending, faith-affirming drama about the true story of a 12-year-old girl suffering from a very serious medical disorder. The cast and the filmmakers do a beautiful job making this story come alive.

BREAKTHROUGH (2019)

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
BREAKTHROUGH is a must-see, entertaining, powerful, convicting, heartrending story about the real-life incident of a boy who fell through some ice and had no pulse for a longer period than any doctor thought possible when he then miraculously revived. Each character, believers and unbelievers, undergoes a tremendous journey in BREAKTHROUGH, an inspiring movie that will make you laugh and cry.

WAR ROOM

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
WAR ROOM is a very emotional, compelling Christian movie about spiritual warfare, in a story about a married couple having problems. Although the topic of prayer seems to be elusive as a major plot, the filmmakers of WAR ROOM do a great job of making it exciting.

90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is a wonderful faith based drama about a pastor who dies in a car accident, only to come back to life. 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is well written and directed and extols prayer, faith and miracles in a powerful way. A light caution is advised from young children due to a car crash and some medical injuries.

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Based on a bestselling book, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL tells the true story of a 4-year-old boy who visits Heaven while on an operating table and comes back to talk about his experience. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL is a beautifully made, absolutely enthralling movie that extols Christian faith and God’s love.

GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD tells a profound, poignant story of a war widow named Amanda who gets angry at God, loses her faith, and is brought to her knees to restore her life. The movie is very clean and evangelical, with brief war violence and deep, insightful discussions about why bad things happen to good people.

ON A WING AND A PRAYER

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
ON A WING AND A PRAYER tells the inspiring true story of Doug White and his miraculous flying of a private plane carrying his wife and their two daughters when the pilot dies. ON A WING AND A PRAYER has a strong Christian moral worldview, with many powerful scenes of prayer and divine intervention, but the action is intense, with a few light obscenities and a scene where an air traffic controller gets drunk at a bar.

UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION picks up where Angelina Jolie’s 2014 movie UNBROKEN ends, but showcases Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini’s faith journey toward Jesus back in America. UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is an emotionally stirring tear jerker, with great production values and a powerful ending, though caution is advised for older children due to some mature content, such as alcohol addiction.

Watch A SHINE OF RAINBOWS
Quality: - Content: +4
Watch WINGED MIGRATION
Quality: - Content: +4