UPDATE: As of Aug 3rd, MASKS ARE REQUIRED by all participants that are 10 years of age or older.
Please see updated Houston Coalition for Life Statement: houstoncoalition.org/blog/masks-required-in-harris-county-new-requirement-issued-by-mayor-turner-aug-3rd
Keep in mind if/when the increased Harris County mask-requirement ends (we need to keep an eye on any changes to the GA 29 issued on July 2nd by Greg Abbott, that would still require people to wear a mask when they are within 6 feet of someone not of the same household even when outside!
ALL volunteers that are 10 years of age or older, even outside at this time, should have a mask on their face. There are legal exceptions for those with serious health conditions.
Look for updates on Covid-19 rules and regulations: http://houstoncoalition.org/stand-and-pray
Houston Coalition for Life is coordinating individuals and prayer groups to sponsor days throughout 40 Days for Life in Houston outside of the largest abortion facility in the Western Hemisphere! During this prayer campaign we focus on prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach. (If you have concerns about Covid-19, we now encourage you to focus on the prayer and fasting aspect from home.)
We aim to maintain a prayer presence 6 days a week Mon-Friday 6am-6pm and 6am-3pm on Saturdays.
During this prayer campaign, we encourage you to come to the sidewalk to pray for one hour.
If you would like to lead a group to come pray and cover several hours or an entire day of prayer, please contact Theresa@houstoncoalition.com
PARKING: Please parallel park along Gulf Crest. Do NOT park in Planned Parenthood's parking lot.
It is a sad reality that Planned Parenthood is still open. They claim to be closed on Saturdays, but their gates are typically open.
Some might ask can if they can still come pray outside of 40 Days for Life? If you do, please take precautionary measures.
If people want to come out to pray at the vigil site (the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood of I45), we ask participants to spread themselves out along the sidewalk (not in the driveway) and no physical interactions. You can be polite by waving from a distance, but it is important to focus on prayer. Let God handle the rest!
We do NOT encourage group prayer nor group travel at this time.
Prudence is what allows us to keep this mission moving forward!
(1) Do not park or walk on Planned Parenthood Property or any other private property.
(2 )If anyone approaches you, respond with the love of Christ.
(3) If you want to hold a sign, please request one of those provided by Houston Coalition for Life.
(4) Please focus on staying in a mode of prayer while you are out there.
(5) Please Sign a Statement of Peace.
Click here for Statement of Peace in English
Click here for Promesa de Paz in Espanol
(6) *Please pray 6 feet apart from everyone who is not of the same household if you are within 6 feet of someone, you must wear a mask see (7).
(7)*Regarding masks. As of Aug 3rd, masks are REQUIRED by all people ages 10 and up in all public places even outside and spread out (announced by Mayor Turner on Aug 3, 2020. Click link here for reference.
For more information, please contact Theresa, Program Director at Houston Coalition for Life: 713-395-1330 or at Theresa@houstoncoalition.com