The Prayer Circle

DVD Release: January 8, 2013
The Prayer Circle


Following a brutal convenience store robbery, five survivors form a bible study group to help cope with the trauma. They meet every Sunday, sharing their experiences and feelings about the incident and how it has affected their lives. When Wood, the driver of the robber’s vehicle is released from prison, Annie – the leader of the bible group, invites him to join. Can they put the past behind and forgive?

Dove Review

This is a powerful movie about forgiveness. A man who had been a driver for thieves who robbed a convenience store has gotten out of prison and Annie, a strong Christian woman and leader of the Bible study group, wants the people affected by it to meet with him and forgive him. The feelings go deep as a gun had been held on them and they had been threatened for several hours.

So Tony, a former military man, Michelle, Will and Annie meet with Wood, the ex-driver. It doesn’t go well at first, despite Wood’s willingness to admit his wrong doing. And when Wood realizes that Annie’s deceased son, Barry, had affected Wood’s life in a negative way by something Barry did, only by God’s grace will the group be able to find forgiveness and move forward.

This compelling movie clearly demonstrates what God’s grace can accomplish. We are pleased to award “The Prayer Circle” our Family Approved Seal for ages twelve and above. Anyone who has ever forgiven someone or needed forgiveness will appreciate this wonderful film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A woman briefly kisses a man she likes.
Language: Freakin-1
Violence: A man smashes a framed photo in anger; it's stated a man had been pistol whipped.
Drugs: A man pulls out a cigarette and then puts it back in the pack and does not smoke it; a comment about people that bought beer.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: Strong tension as several characters deal with grief and bitterness over a store robbery; a mother had been killed by a young man while he was drag racing down a two lane road.


Company: Allegro Media Group
Writer: Jason Horton
Director: Jason Horton
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 80 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter