04 August 2003
'Soham remembers and prays': the official prayer
This prayer has been released on behalf of the Rev Alan Ashton, the Superintendent of the Newmarket Circuit of the Methodist Church. The prayer was used in all church services in Soham, Cambridgeshire, yesterday, ahead of the first anniversary today of the disappearance of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
LORD: a year ago we prayed for peace, comfort and strength.
ENFOLD Holly and Jessica in your care
EMBRACE their parents in your love
ENCOURAGE us all now and in the days to come.
peace and justice be established
hope and joy increased
death and despair be defeated.
aware of your light which no darkness can destroy
courageous and loving
and faithful to the end.
Through Christ our Lord.