HPOU Prayer Room running at a steady pace, Praying for HPD officers, other law enforcement

Tom Kennedy

The HPOU prayer warriors are aiming toward the establishment of a 24/7 intercessory prayer operation in their designated room in the Breck Porter Building. They are calling their special location the Houston 24/7 Altar.

These special warriors consist of volunteer civilians whose task is to pray for HPD officers and law enforcement officers all over the nation.

Facilitator John Moore said the group mans the room weekdays 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and 3 a.m. until 6 a.m. Saturdays.

“We’ve found that law enforcement, particularly the officers in the Houston Police Department, are a tight community,” Moore said. “We love them, pray for them and reach out to them. The Lord spoke to them and helped us to see how important the issue of stress is in their lives. We can pray and help them with the stress they experience every day.”

Officers may stop by the prayer room at any time during the day. They also may call for prayer by HOPA Hotline at 832-200-3499 and ask to be connected to the prayer room.

Moore coordinates the prayer room schedule and vowed to have it operational every hour of every day. Currently he has about 150 volunteers and expects that number to continue to grow.

“We have people in there praying every day,” he said. “We’re steadily growing and reaching out. We’re looking for people to fill in the spots.”

The prayer warriors had a special luncheon on Sunday, April 9. Moore said they conducted special prayers for the family of murdered Assistant Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood and “prayed that the killer would be caught.” As it turned out, the killer committed suicide.

Moore said, “We have not completely filled out 24/7 goal yet. People are in there praying every day. We’re steadily growing and reaching out. We’re looking for people to fill in the spots. We’re shooting for a 24/7, 365 days a year operation.”