Day 41 -- Bonus Day!
Oct
22
12:00 am00:00

Day 41 -- Bonus Day!

Please pray today for Claris' 40th anniversary celebration to be a success! Visit here for information about the gala. Also check out the bonus video from our 40 Faces of Claris series here!

Day 40
Oct
21
12:00 am00:00

Day 40

Learning the ropes when you’re a new parent, newly married, or both can be a challenge. Today’s video offers a snapshot about what it’s like and how Claris steps into these milestones. Please pray today for the new parents and newlyweds out there to find vibrant communities like those at Claris and to feel equipped to shine in their new roles.  

Day 39
Oct
20
12:00 am00:00

Day 39

Adoption can be an esoteric idea. This lack of familiarity makes it hard for women and men facing unintended pregnancies to consider adoption as a viable choice. We believe adoption is a viable choice and seek to educate those in our community about it. Please pray today for women and men facing unintended pregnancy to learn about and consider adoption. Please also pray for the broader adoptive community, like the family featured in today's video.

Day 38
Oct
19
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Day 38

Learning the ropes when you’re a new parent, newly married, or both can be a challenge. Today’s video offers a snapshot about what it’s like and how Claris steps into these milestones. Please pray today for the new parents and newlyweds out there to find vibrant communities like those at Claris and to feel equipped to shine in their new roles.  

Day 37
Oct
18
12:00 am00:00

Day 37

Unintended pregnancy isn't just an LA thing for Claris. We are about providing personalized care for people at-risk for or facing unintended pregnancies across the nation and really, around the world. Please pray today for those domestically and abroad to be informed, equipped, and empowered to make healthy pregnancy choices, just like today's video discusses

Day 36
Oct
17
12:00 am00:00

Day 36

The unknowns of an unintended pregnancy can be a scary thing. Today's video offers a glimpse of what it's like. Please pray today for the fear associated with unintended pregnancy and that Claris would always come around clients to replace this fear with hope.

Day 35
Oct
16
12:00 am00:00

Day 35

Having great partners, like the one featured in today's video, is part of our approach to offering integrated, wide-ranging care no matter the choice. Please pray today for Claris's partners across the city -- that they would share our vision and that we would work cohesively to be safe places for those facing unintended pregnancy.

Day 34
Oct
15
12:00 am00:00

Day 34

We believe that from suffering, hope can spring forth. That good can come from the most difficult of circumstances. And so we pray for those among us who are suffering; please join us on the 34th day. Pray with the expectancy and intensity as shown in today's video.

Day 33
Oct
14
12:00 am00:00

Day 33

In an unintended pregnancy, there is a mother involved, a father, the unborn, and even extended family. Please pray today for all the individuals involved in an unintended pregnancy, just as Day 33's video.

Day 32
Oct
13
12:00 am00:00

Day 32

The truth is LA can be a lonely place. That's why we so highly value walking with clients in the months and years that follow their unintended pregnancy decision. At the end of the day, people need people who care. We strive to be that for clients. Pray today that everybody facing unintended pregnancy has somebody. Just like today's video talks about.

Day 31
Oct
12
12:00 am00:00

Day 31

Identifying the impact an unintended pregnancy can have on one’s mental health and how to deal with it can be amorphous and difficult. That’s why our Therapy team works hand-in-hand with clients amidst and after their pregnancy decision, as discussed in Day 31’s video. Please pray today for the Therapy team as well as for clients to have the self-awareness and tools to maintain (and even improve) their mental health as result of their pregnancy. 

Day 30
Oct
11
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Day 30

Inadequacy is a part of parenting life, particularly in the early years. But, these feelings can be magnified even more if you come from a difficult background, as discussed in Day 30’s video. Our Therapy program lends an empathetic ear to women and men, ensuring them that they can do this. Please pray today that new parents would embrace their roles, leaving Claris sessions empowered and equipped.

Day 29
Oct
10
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Day 29

Day 29’s video gives us a snapshot of the guy side of unintended pregnancy. We love how this client is leaning into his new role as a father but is humble enough to seek out guidance and support. Please pray that men would have a voice in unintended pregnancies too and that they would find their place as active participants in the pregnancy decision. 

Day 28
Oct
9
12:00 am00:00

Day 28

Anthony, one of our Reality Check Directors, offers wise words about compassion and educating youth in today's video. Pray for more life-changing conversations like this one -- that young people would learn to not treat sex casually.

Day 27
Oct
8
12:00 am00:00

Day 27

At Claris, we seek to give every family member voice amidst an unintended pregnancy situation and work for the collective good. This includes the life of the mother, father, child, and even extended family members. We find that this is the best way to encourage healthy choices that have a positive effect on the entire family. Today's video speaks to this approach. Please pray today for more family members to come together when facing unintended pregnancy.

 

Day 26
Oct
7
12:00 am00:00

Day 26

On this 26th day of 40, today's video talks about being a Reality Check leader and the lessons that can be carried forward as a result of being part of the Claris family. And that's what we truly are -- a family that loves one another and a community that welcomes clients into the family. Please pray today for passionate and dedicated leaders to rise up and for Claris to always be a welcoming family for all. 

Day 25
Oct
6
12:00 am00:00

Day 25

Choice occurs when women and men are educated about their options. And education needs to be rooted in compassion. Please take a look at today's video and pray today that all those facing unintended pregnancy here in LA would be fully informed.

Day 24
Oct
5
12:00 am00:00

Day 24

Empowerment is an elusive thing. So much gets in the way of feeling like you can truly own your decisions when faced with an unintended pregnancy. This is particularly true when adoption is the choice. So much is out of your control; so much stigma is attached. We're out to change that in a big way. On this 24th day of 40, we encourage you to feel the goosebumps associated with this story and pray for more empowered adoption stories.

Day 23
Oct
4
12:00 am00:00

Day 23

Clients are our heroes. They're the ones who face life's hard challenges head on and gave us the privilege of walking alongside them. Pray on this 23rd day that all clients would feel loved and appreciated by the Claris community. Because they truly are. Just watch today's video for inspiration.

Day 22
Oct
3
12:00 am00:00

Day 22

Shout out to the Claris Parenting Program in today’s video. Please pray today that our Parenting clients would be informed, equipped, and empowered to crush this new mom/dad thing. After all, everybody should have somebody to cheer them on, to mentor them through all the newness and complexities of parenting. That’s what community is all about.

Day 21
Oct
2
12:00 am00:00

Day 21

Happy endings are possible; please watch today’s video as an example. Please pray that those facing unintended pregnancies would be fully informed about their choices and see them as viable options. Please pray that these women and men would then have the courage to enact their choice. 

Day 20
Oct
1
12:00 am00:00

Day 20

Too often there is pressure from outside forces to make a hasty decision when faced with an unintended pregnancy. Claris is all about taking as much time and conversations as needed to make a fully informed decision, one that the entire family can get behind. Here's a brief example for Day 20. Please pray for family unity among those facing unintended pregnancy today.

Day 19
Sep
30
12:00 am00:00

Day 19

“Whether a client choose to parent, to adopt, or to abort, Claris offers clients a message of hope (Day 19 video).” May these words ring true…always. Let that be your prayer today.

Day 18
Sep
29
12:00 am00:00

Day 18

Unconditional love is never a phrase to be tossed around lightly. While it's our goal, we desire to love better, more deeply, more powerfully each day. Please pray that Claris would learn more and more each day what it means to unconditionally love others and boldly carry out that love. See today’s video for more thoughts on what unconditional love looks like.

Day 17
Sep
28
12:00 am00:00

Day 17

Too many of us go down the hard road alone, particularly when it comes to abortion. And too often that road leads to shame and guilt. How do we break this pattern? Maybe by deciding to join hands and pull free together. That's what the client featured in Day 17's video did. Will you pray for this kind of Clarity Together to become the norm, not the exception?

Day 16
Sep
27
12:00 am00:00

Day 16

Courage can be hard to find amidst unintended pregnancy. May Claris always be a community that has the courage to open up and the courage to walk alongside. Check out Day 16's video to hear more as you pray.

Day 15
Sep
26
12:00 am00:00

Day 15

Our Parenting program seeks to raise up the next generation of loving parents. These clients have often been through a lot, but they are overcoming. And over time, they too become a part of the Claris family. Just ask our Parenting Program Director, Niki, featured in today's video. Please pray for the Parenting program, Niki, and our clients.

Day 14
Sep
25
12:00 am00:00

Day 14

Pray that our volunteers and speakers benefit from the cause that they so faithfully serve. That, they too, would achieve #claritytogether. Day 14's video is a great example of this.  

Day 13
Sep
24
12:00 am00:00

Day 13

It takes an amazing amount of courage to reveal an abortion. And even more to ask for help. But, both are so necessary to begin the healing process. Today, please pray that those who are hurting due to their past would gather the courage to come forth and that they would find healing. Just like in Day 13's video.

Day 12
Sep
23
12:00 am00:00

Day 12

Unintended pregnancy can feel overwhelming. It can conjure up false messages in your mind that you're all alone and trapped. Pray that people in the community are moved to come alongside those facing unintended pregnancy to help them see that there are real choices available, that there are people who care. Just like the person in Day 12's video.