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.
Gov. Abbot has issued an Executive Order 29 on July 2nd that includes: Not excepted [i.e. not exempt] from this face-covering requirement is any person attending a protest or demonstration involving more than 10 people and who is not practicing safe social distancing of six feet from other people not in the same household."
HOWEVER as of Monday, Aug 3rd, in Harris County Mayor Turner gave an announcement requiring the wearing of masks in ALL public places at all times. The exceptions are not clearly publicized and fines of $250 will be issued.
So all volunteers MUST WEAR MASKS if you are 10 years of age or older and don't have a serious medical condition. If you have a serious medical condition, it would probably best if you just participate in prayer and fasting from home.
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)
We will aim keep you up to date as legalities and health guidelines change 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:
40 Churches for 40 Days has resumed as of 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.