Mobilizing prayer for LIFE to be upheld at the U.S. Supreme Court

Who We Are

Working together under the banner Texas Loves Life, our purpose is to mobilize ongoing prayer for life and justice to be upheld at the U.S. Supreme Court.

A coalition of pro-life and faith-based groups – including Bound4LIFE International, The Justice Foundation, Texas Values, The Heidi Group, Students for Life of America, 40 Days for Life, Texas Apostolic Prayer Network, Christ for the Nations Institute, World Prayer Center-DFW, David’s Tent DC and United Cry – we believe every life is worth protecting. #TXLovesLife

Prayer at the U.S. Supreme Court: Mon., June 27, 9-11am ET

As Bound4LIFE has for more than 11 years, we will be praying outside the U.S. Supreme Court when the eight justices hand down their decision on this case. We encourage you to join us and team members from David’s Tent DC in prayer together.

WhenMonday, June 27 at 9-11am ET

What: Silent Siege at the U.S. Supreme Court

Where: The Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543

How to Find Us: Look for people praying, wearing red Life Tape

Calendar of Court Case and Prayer Coalition

February 8
First Prayer Conference Call

Tuesdays, February–June
Prayer gatherings at World Prayer Center-DFW, 6pm

March 2
U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, legal challenge to Texas pro-life law HB 2

June 27
Decision expected from the U.S. Supreme Court at  10am.
Prayer gathering in front of the U.S. Supreme Court 9am–11am.

Background and Mission

Since early 2013, Texas has led the way with what the media has called “the pro-life law of the century.” HB 2 became a lightning rod for national attention and the rage of the abortion industry.

In spite of filibuster and what looked like mob rule in the statehouse, pro-life legislators successfully sent a perfect example of commonsense law to the Governor for his signature.

Immediately that law was challenged in the courts, preventing it from taking full effect. Even so, Texas has experienced an unprecedented closure of the majority of its abortion centers.

For more than two years now, HB 2 has been moving through the court system. Unfortunately, the attitude of most pro-life activists during this time has been, “Well, it’s out of our hands now. We’ll just have to wait and see how things turn out.”

Christian leaders in Texas cannot afford to have this kind of attitude right now. The Supreme Court of the United States will hear Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (challenge to HB 2) in this session. Oral arguments are scheduled for March 2, and a decision will be released by June 30.

As Christian believers, God has called us to partner with Him in prayer. Just as Texans across the state work everyday to protect lives in pregnancy care centers, in adoption agencies and hundreds of other ways, so too can our prayers lifted up with faith shift things in ways we cannot fathom — ultimately, affecting an entire nation.

Will we see life proclaimed from the highest court of our land? Our hope remains firmly in Jesus, ever our advocate in heaven. Let’s proclaim boldly: Texas Loves Life.

 

Important Links for Further Background

Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: Texas Senators Lead Coalition of 174 Members of Congress in Support of HB 2

Office of the Texas Governor: Bipartisan Group of 10 State Governors File Supreme Court Brief Supporting HB 2

Texas Values: Texas Leaders Support HB 2 at U.S. Supreme Court (Video)

Students for Life of America: 5 Things You May Have Missed at the Supreme Court Rallies

The Justice Foundation (via Reuters): As U.S. Abortion Case Looms, Both Sides Seek Personal Touch

The Heidi Group: Find Help in Texas if You’re Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy

SCOTUS Blog: Full Details on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (Challenge to HB 2)

Prayer Conference Call Recordings

Download June 20, 2016

Host: Matt Lockett
Featured Leaders:
Josh Shepherd, Natalie Brumfield
Topics: Release of decision by Supreme Court, spirit of adoption

Download May 16, 2016

Host: Matt Lockett
Featured Leaders:
Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, Carol Everett
Topics: History of God’s “miracle law,” prayer for godly leadership

Download April 11, 2016

Host: Matt Lockett
Featured Leaders:
Paul Nelson, Jerin Garza
Topics: Planned Parenthood mobilization, staying tender through tragedy

Download March 14, 2016

Host: Matt Lockett
Featured Leaders:
Allan Parker, Nicole Hudgens
Topics: Review of oral arguments, 3801 Lancaster film, continued prayer

Download February 29, 2016

Host: Matt Lockett
Featured Leaders:
Zach West, Tina Whittington, Tom Schleuter
Topics: Impact of Scalia’s death, praying for “miracle mobilization” and judges

Download February 8, 2016

Host: Matt Lockett
Featured Leaders:
Carol Everett, Will Ford III
Topics: God’s “miracle law,” praying for oral arguments, spiritual warfare insights