Fasting, prayer for Lent begins on Ash Wednesday

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:40 PM

HOUSTON—Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. It is the 40-day season of prayer and fasting in which Christians prepare for Easter.

On this day, many worshippers go to church and ash is placed on their foreheads in the sign of the cross.

Many Christians also choose to give up something during Lent to reaffirm their commitment to Christ.

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