“Reality is if you argue prayer you’ll lose.”

Synopsis: From Writer/Director Wes Miller, Prayer Never Fails follows the journey of a coach destined to claim his God-given calling. Miller chronicles how, from termination to redemption, the single act of prayer leads to the realization that one man will do anything for the students that mean so much to him and that same act will redeem another man who has lost his way. This film is a gripping legal drama about an up-and-coming high school basketball coach on his way to a record number of wins when he is fired for praying with one of his players who is suffering at home. The coach then files a wrongful termination lawsuit.

A student, Trevor, comes to coach Aiden Paul (Nick Lashaway), complaining about his father. He shows the coach his back—it looks like he’s been beaten, but he denies it. It seems his father is a judge and he doesn’t know what to do. So, the coach suggests he pray. Which the student requests he shows him how.

The very next day Judge Rogers (Lorenzo Lamas) and Trevor (Chandler Lane) are in the principal’s office. First, the judge falsely accuses Paul of beating his son and then says, “God does not exist and no coach is going to change that fact!” To which Trevor says he’s tripping. The judge then loses his temper and is about to strike Trevor when the coach intervenes. A fight ensues between the judge and coach to which end Paul is fired.

Ironically, Paul sees the advertisement for a lawyer on his way home and grabs one.

Betrayed by coach Clemmons, the associate coach, who not only admits to his guilt but says he feels bad about what he did to Paul—offers him a lead for another job as a peace offering.

Paul goes home—reads his bible and prays. A knock at the door…it’s his basketball team who is concerned about him. They don’t feel like they can make it without him on the sideline. They give him a dose of his own medicine by reminding him of what he tells them. The team tells him the solution is “to fight and play hard.” At this prompting, he goes in search of Attorney Michael Brown (Clifton Davis) who is a washed-up agnostic with a serious gambling problem and some very heavy debts. He asks Brown for his help who in turn asks for a ridiculous retainer and Paul goes pawn his motorcycle to pay it.

David versus Goliath. There is so much controversy surrounding this trial. Everything about what is and is not legal referencing prayer in school. There seems to be a looming question concerning one’s freedom of speech.

The subplot is of the attorney leading his sister Loral (Lynn Whitfield) down a blind alley. That’s all I can say without letting the cat out of the bag.

Will Judge Rogers be arrested for abuse? Will Paul win his legal battle? Will Attorney Brown defeat his opponent as well as his addiction? Will Loral get to the truth? You will just have to watch the movie to find out.

Originally released in 2017 Prayer Never Fails is 98 min and NR. Currently, you are able to watch Prayer Never Fails streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Hoopla, Dove Channel, FuboTV, Pure Flix, DIRECTV, or for free with ads on Tubi TV, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, VUDU Free. It is also possible to rent Prayer Never Fails on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, YouTube online and to download it on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, and YouTube.

Director: Wes Miller.
Writer: Wes Miller.
Stars; Eric Roberts, Corbin Bernsen, Lorenzo Lamas, Clifton Davis, and Lynn Whitfield.

We give Prayer Never Fails

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This film is brilliantly directed in a way that is good for the entire family to watch. Everyone has their own opinions and their own beliefs. Sometimes when you stand for what you know is right in your heart you stand alone. But that does not mean you are alone. God still answers prayer…Which is a good life lesson.

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    • DAP I am so glad that you are enjoying the Movie Reviews and if it is ever a movie you’ve heard about, but haven’t seen. Let me know and I will be happy to check it out for you. Thanks for stopping by it is always a pleasure! Have a great rest of your week…Blessings and Peace.


  1. Have not seen the film yet. but looking forward to it.
    One concern always about prayer is that people tend to use it as an “order station” at a coffee shop: Hey, God, make mine a double-latte and heal Aunt Sue.
    To “pray without ceasing” we must learn that prayer is not making requests. It is sitting on Father’s lap, listening to His heartbeat, sharing life with Him, every moment of the day. Prayer is learning to Practice the Presence.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.


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