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. We pray at 4 locations;
If you are NEW, you are encouraged to come pray outside of Planned Parenthood on I45, Mon-Sat for an hour between 8-2pm and outside of Houston Women's Reproductive Services during the weekly Friday Prayer Vigil (For details, click here.)
Gov. Abbot has issued an Executive Order GA 34 on March 2nd that allows people to not have to wear masks beginning March 10, 2021.
Since Stand & Pray takes place outside and we are generally spread out anyways, there is not a "requirement" to wear masks at this time. Please be respectful of those who prefer to wear a mask and respectful of those who do not want to wear a mask.
Even before Covid-19, volunteers have been encouraged to avoid conversation and focus on prayer and spread out along the sidewalk.
So if you plan to come out please email a Statement of Peace to Theresa@houstoncoalition.com.
We will aim to 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!
During the last Spring 40 Days for Life, we saw over 200 babies saved. 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 . 22 - Oct 30, 2021!
Once again the Houston Coalition for Life and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will be co-sponsoring this prayer campaign that runs through Lent! To find out more information on this legal, peaceful, prayerful event, contact: Theresa at Houston Coalition for Life: 713-395-1330
Sign up for updates through the 40 Days for Life weblink!
NEW! ONLINE CALENDAR: Since Houston Coalition for Life has partnered with 40 Days for Life 365 Program, you can now access a year long calendar for all of 2021, by clicking here!
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
*It is encourage that you space yourself 6 feet out
*It is optional 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.