Covid-19 updates: Stand & Pray and 40 Days in Houston!

Stand & Pray consists of standing outside of an abortion facility and praying for an end to abortion. There are specifically trained sidewalk counselors who interact with people going into the abortion facility.

During this time, we ask you to please follow the Harris County and State issued regulations about limiting the number of people, wearing masks, and spacing yourself out.

In Harris County, people have been told to wear masks from April 27 to May 26, 2020. We are very aware that people come out to pray from other neighboring counties, all over the nation and people have joined us in prayer for an end to abortion while they visited from outside of the country.

So if you plan to come out please email a Statement of Peace to Theresa@houstoncoalition.com, and
* wear a mask
*space yourselves 6 feet apart
*please limit your group (this number keeps changing)


Thanks to the way that Gov. Abbott has allowed for stages of opening, as of May 1st, Stand & Pray has officially begun again with respect for changing legal and health guidelines that have occurred in response to Covid-19.

What is 40 Days for Life?
During Lent in the Spring and covering October, pro-lifers in Houston unite with groups around the world in prayer, fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil for an end to abortion. Houston Coalition for Life focuses prayer outside of the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere, Planned Parenthood on I45!

While the vigil aspect of the 2020 Spring 40 Days for Life had to be cut short, prayer continued from home. Houston Coalition for Life is glad to report that over 100 babies were saved during that prayer campaign, and we continued to interact with the women following new health restrictions with Covid-19 throughout and following the conclusion of the campaign.

The next 40 Days for Life will run from Sept 23 - Nov 1, 2020! 
To find out more information on this legal, peaceful, prayerful event, contact: Theresa at Houston Coalition for Life: 713-395-1330

Also you can sign up for updates through the 40 Days for Life weblink!

If you would like to be counted among those praying from home or if you have any questions, please contact: 
Theresa@houstoncoalition.com


FAll 2020 Leadership Letter of INtroduction

Forms for 2020 Fall 40 Days for Life!

Year-round join us in a peaceful, prayerful presence...

40 Churches for 40 Days can resume on May 1st. Yet we must maintain our distance, wear masks and limit the number gathering. To coordinate an hour and "fill the gap" of prayer, please contact Theresa@houstoncoalition.com.

The most vulnerable among us are innocent, defenseless unborn human beings. These babies have no voice. Their pain, their anguish and their cries are silent. They depend on us to SPEAK UP! They depend on us to ACT in defense of their lives.

If you decide to come out please make sure to
*Sign a Statement of Peace
*space yourself 6 feet out
*limit the group numbers.
*You are encouraged (not required) to wear a mask
*Don't forget to ALSO pray from home

This is a unique opportunity to share the pro-life message up to the last possible moment with those entering the Planned Parenthood abortion facility. Get involved year round in 40 Churches for 40 Days and other prayer vigils by staying up to date with our calendar and Facebook.

* Please be aware that some Pastors have asked their congregation to temporarily suspend parish specific activities. We unite in loving obedience to the specific directives of our Spiritual Fathers and their concern for our health and well being and the protection of the community entrusted to their care.

Based on your health and using your prudence and discretion, please be involved knowing that we are ready to help navigate these challenging times when we can still give voice for those who have no voice as they are being harmed by abortion in Houston.

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We know that Stand & Pray works to end abortion in Houston because of these facts:

  1. 1. Prayer works.
  2. 2. Stand & Pray brings attention to the injustice of abortion and the agenda of Planned Parenthood. When Christians begin to consistently Stand & Pray, the public soon realizes that something bad is going on inside those facilities.
  3. 3. Planned Parenthood's employees like to think that the community supports what they do. If nobody is present to object to their deadly agenda they can rationalize their practice. The prayerful presence forces them to realize every day that the community is overwhelmingly opposed to their agenda.
  4. 4. People do not want to receive their healthcare from a place that is controversial. A consistent presence in prayer outside Planned Parenthood will increase the dissatisfaction rate among its clientele making it difficult to maintain customers.
  5. 5. Babies are saved from abortion when people Stand & Pray at Planned Parenthood!
  6. 6. Abortion workers have left the abortion industry when they see pro-lifers as a safety net of hope for when they quit! Many become actively pro-life (like Abby Johnson who was planning to work at Planned Parenthood in Houston)! 
  7. 7. Hearts are converted! The mothers and fathers of unborn children often have a conversion of heart when they see people praying at abortion facilities.

5 Key Reasons To Come Pray Outside of the Abortion Facilities!

  • 1. Most of the women going in are Christian. Your calm, silent prayerful stance (where she can see you) reminds her of all she was taught about God during her life.
  • 2. Many women feel trapped and feel like no one cares.  If you are standing there, she knows people care and she can come to you for help. (Also you can direct her to the Big Blue Bus for assistance.)
  • 3. We stand there for the babies. We showed up for them - spiritually adopting them.  We did not abandon them even if everyone else does.

  • 4. We are a witness to the clinic workers and to a society that tries to normalize abortion.  We remind them by our presence that the deliberate ending of an innocent child is not normal and never can be.  We stand, non-confrontational and not condemning, but simply and honestly as a witness to the dignity of every human life which is created in the image and likeness of God.  (Houston Coalition for Life can direct them to the ATTWN, a program that assists workers in coming out of the abortion industry.)
  • 5. We open up ourselves to God, fulfilling all the spiritual works of mercy.  God uses this time to strengthen us and give us a sense of trust and peace that we cannot experience anywhere else.

Please sign the Statement of Peace
to participate in Stand & Pray

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Join us at our weekly Prayer Vigils at the Planned Parenthood "Prevention Park"

Monday
Tuesday-Friday
Saturday

7AM-12:00 PM
7AM-2:30PM
7AM-10:30AM

The address is: 
4600 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77023

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