She Loves Out Loud Prayer Movement for Women Gears Up
On February 15, 2020, She Loves Out Loud prayer movement will be hosted by churches and small groups nationwide. It is a time for women to pray in unity for the healing of hearts, for the future of children and for America. Started by Diane Strack, She Loves Out Loud will host Christian leaders at strategic locations across the U.S. For more information, visit SheLovesOutLoud.org.
The Stream is profiling some of the women — women like you and me — who will be taking part in what is destined to be a powerful and profound day.
“I watched the ‘angry women’ parade and cried with the #MeToo movement, but saw no peace, no healing of hearts,” said Diane Strack. “I thought, ‘As Christian women, we’ve got to stand up and answer this.’ We are not angry. We are heartbroken over a culture that knows not the comfort of the Spirit, the unconditional love of the Father, and the healing work of the Savior.”
Diane called a few friends and asked them to meet on an East Texas ranch to pray for wisdom and unity over three days. She Loves Out Loud, a prayer movement for all women, was born on that ranch. On February 15, 2020, churches, pregnancy centers, military bases and small groups will join via a free Livestream to pray through Scripture and rejoice in the work of God in the lives of women and families.
She Loves Out Loud
She Loves Out Loud began as a “personal heart call,” and grew into something much bigger. Diane’s personal heroine, Vonette Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU), urged Diane for years to bring women together in prayer. The last time Diane read Vonette’s book Passion for Prayer, she felt a burden to invite women across the country to pray together on the same day. She invited a handful of women to join her to seek the Lord’s heart. At the ranch, the women put their faces to the ground and prayed.
“It started with a few sisters-in-heart who believe that prayer heals, restores, and transforms,” she says. “We asked ourselves, ‘What if we gathered hundreds of thousands of women across America to come together to pray in one voice for the future of our children and a healing of our nation?’ We bowed upon the earth to pray for three days, asking the Lord to bring others to join us. Each of us reached out to friends, ministries and churches, and the movement began! From coast to coast, women are calling out to us, ‘I’m in!'”
Women Want to Pray
So far, the Lord has brought women from all over the United States to join the movement with Diane. She believes many more — thousands — will join as well. “I don’t think there’s anyone we’ve spoken to who hasn’t said, ‘I want to join the movement.’ … Women want to pray. They want to see the future of our children become positive. They want to see some change in the hearts of the families in our churches and our communities and our nation.”
Diane and the other women hope the day of prayer will become an annual event. “When we all shared our stories of hope and healing, there was always a person praying, caring. The person who loved us out loud. My husband and I can both point to a person praying specifically for us to come to salvation in Christ. The Lord brings you along to love out loud, to show your love through prayer and serving and listening. And that is the agenda for February 15, 2020.”
Prayer Across the Nation
She Loves Out Loud invites churches big and small to host the prayer services at their locations. They also want rescue missions, ministries and home groups to join by internet. “Each [location] will share a story of hope and healing, followed by a proclamation of Scripture and small group prayer on those verses,” said Diane. “We want all of America to see what happens when a woman loves another person unconditionally without judgment. When she listens intently, and when she promises to pray earnestly.”
Diane and her group will fast on February 15, 2020, until break time and hope that all who register to attend will join them. On February 14th She Loves Out Loud urges all of us to take someone who thinks differently than you home or out for coffee. “Sit down across the table and say, ‘I just wanted you to know I care about you, I am praying for you, and I’m here to listen.’ That’s going to be a big part of what we’re doing and we’re just so excited about it.”
While She Loves Out Loud has needs — like churches willing to host the prayer movement — many people have already volunteered to help out. “They’re excited about being on something this amazing.”
The movement is for all women. It spreads sister to sister. “It’s not an event, it’s not a conference, it’s not a tour. It’s a prayer movement,” explains Diane. “We are praying for this to be a historic day, an awakening throughout our nation. We welcome all women to join us and go away saying, ‘I was there as a part of it. I helped make it happen.'”
For more information, please visit SheLovesOutLoud.org.