'Soham remembers and prays': the official prayer

This prayer has been released on behalf of the Rev AlanAshton, the Superintendent of the Newmarket Circuit of theMethodist Church. The prayer was used in all church services inSoham, Cambridgeshire, yesterday, ahead of the first anniversarytoday of the disappearance of Holly Wells and JessicaChapman. 

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.