Preparing to Cry Out

Sept. 23, 2016 Stephen Kendrick

War Room writer and director Stephen Kendrick issues a challenge to make prayer a priority in our lives. As 7,000 women prepare for the Cry Out! prayer event at True Woman ’16, Stephen points to Nehemiah’s example for preparing our hearts to pray. . . and shares how our prayers can be a powerful force in changing our families and our world.

Running Time: 47 minutes


[Stephen Kendrick picks up his session following a video on his mom, who helped inspire the praying older woman in the film War Room.]

Good afternoon. I praise the Lord for my mother! How many of you already love her!? (applause)

I was getting ready for this, and she said, “Stephen! You need to tell them how to vote in the next election!” (laughter)

I said, “Mom, this is not a political event.”

She said, “It’s so important that they hear it!”

I said, “I’m not going to mention any candidates or any party.”

She said, “Well, tell them to get their Bible, and go read all the party platforms, and compare them to the Scriptures, and to vote according to what God’s Word says.” (applause) 

So, in honor of my mother, I’ve told you.

I have a friend who came to me and said, “Stephen, the closer I …

About the Speaker

Stephen Kendrick

Stephen Kendrick

Stephen Kendrick and his brothers operate Kendrick Bros. Productions. Their films include: Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, and War Room. In addition to co-writing and producing feature films, he works with Provident Films and LifeWay to develop Bible study resources for each movie, including The Love Dare which became a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into more than thirty languages.