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Thousands pray in Rogers Arena for Daniel Sedin’s recovery

Mar 29, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT

A Christian organization known as the Passion Movement decided they wanted to do something to help Daniel Sedin, who is currently suffering from a concussion. So when they visited Rogers Arena on Friday, Pastor Louie Giglio and over 10,000 people prayed for his health.

David Booth spoke out in support of the event on Twitter. You can view them praying for Sedin below.

This was all reportedly done at the request of Canucks co-owner Paolo Aquilini, who is a born-again Christian. As is typical when talking about an NHL player who has a concussion, it is unclear when Sedin will return.

  1. yearsbehindhockey - Mar 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    that.. is ridiculous

  2. govtminion - Mar 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Unless he’s dying from this, this seems awfully extreme.

    Pat Robertson must be loving it though. Next week he’ll have a show about this as a shining example, and be ranting at the Bruins, Penguins, and Flyers for not doing this for their concussed superstars. “They deserve it!”

  3. bcjim - Mar 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Should have had Tebow come and lay hands on him.

  4. kbmorgan1 - Mar 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    As we await the Hawks and Bruins knuckle dragging trolls. It is what it is, I’m not a religious guy but if these folks think it will help all the power to them I say.

    • dial1911 - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

      Knuckle-dragging trolls are the worst! Good thing Vancouver fans are civilized!

    • chiadam - Mar 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      Shouldn’t you be burning something down? Something like Vancouver? Don’t drag your knuckles as you carry those torches.

  5. hockinj25 - Mar 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    Oh, we’re half way there
    Oh oh, livin’ on a prayer
    Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
    Oh oh, livin’ on a prayer.

  6. ruddigervancity - Mar 29, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    In an unrelated news story, the weather in Chicago and Boston has turned from “Cloudy with a chance of showers” to “Periods of heavy fire and brimstone”.

  7. gregman98 - Mar 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    TWO hands working can accomplish more than a THOUSAND clasped in prayer.

    • ikillchicken - Mar 29, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      Indeed. If all these people stopped praying and actually WORKED to fix Daniel’s concussion then he’d be better in no time. Oh wait. No. That’s retarded.

  8. micasa81 - Mar 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Salo and Ballard must be wondering why only Daniel’s concussion merits a request for Almighty intervention.

    • danphipps01 - Mar 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

      No kidding. “Yeah, no, it’s not like you don’t matter, guys, but… well, no, that’s pretty much what it is.”

  9. kitshky - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    So offensive on so many levels …

    Offensive to people of faith, offensive to hockey fans in general, just … offensive and kinda creepy all ’round.

  10. pfpmb - Mar 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Ahhhh…… Wow!?!?!?

    Don’t know what more to say….

  11. crosberries - Mar 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Ahhh yes Christians who feel god’s only thing to do throughout the day is heal a hockey player. Screw ending world hunger or religious wars. Religion #1 murderer in the world.

    • kitshky - Mar 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      I’d say Radicalism is …but to each his own I suppose.

  12. barroomhero80 - Mar 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    HAHAHAHAH what a crock!!!

  13. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Prayer? Hmmm. A 2005 scientific study by the religious Templeton group showed it doesn’t help heal the sick. Regardless, if their god is almighty and all-knowing, he already knows Sedin needs his aid, so why pray? And if he really does have that purported master plan, he’s already decided whether to let Sedin heal in time for the playoffs, so why pray? The only thing believers accomplish by praying is to make themselves feel they’ve done something useful. Sigh.

  14. crazemastercraze - Mar 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    could christianity get any gayer???? yeah, because praying for something has proven time and time again that if you do it hard enough you’ll get whatever you desire! why not just click your heels three times, it’s just as effective.

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