FORTY HOURS FOR LIFE — Celine Hounjet and John Cook were among those of all ages who gathered outside Saskatoon City Hospital this Lenten season to pray for an end to abortion. The daily event, entitled 40 Hours For Life, began in Saskatoon on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 and ended on Palm Sunday, March 29. Denise Hounjet Roth of Campaign Life Coalition describes 40 Hours For Life as “a powerful witness to the unborn in our community and also a time to ask God to have mercy on us.” She noted that this year, in addition to the hour of prayer every afternoon, there were also small groups who prayed in the morning outside the hospital, offering support and resources to any woman who might be thinking of having an abortion. “Though some days proved challenging because of weather, the prayer warriors stood strong and continued to pray,” said Hounjet Roth. In addition to individuals, participants included representatives of churches, youth groups, Catholic Christian Outreach, Pure Witness Ministries and other local organizations.
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