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Archbishop’s Prayers For Madeleine McCann

Photo of Madeleine McCann and how she may look now

Friday 3rd May 2013

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today marked the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann by saying prayers for her and her family in his chapel at Bishopthorpe Palace.

Dr Sentamu said that the country should not only keep Madeleine and her family in their prayers, but also pray for all families who have children missing.


Dr Sentamu said:


“Today is the sixth anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance. I continue to pray for her safe return. Here at Bishopthorpe Palace prayers are said every day for Madeleine. Her picture is on the wall of our chapel – there is one photo of how she looked when she was abducted and one to show how she may look now. We should not give up hope, nor should we stop supporting those that are hurting.


“Please do keep Madeleine’s family in your prayers – and also other families who still have children missing. Pray for peace and love to surround those who are suffering. When we see suffering, let us bring God’s hope and comfort.”


The Archbishop marked the occasion by reading a special prayer he wrote for the first anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.


The prayer reads as follows:


Father God,

We pray for Madeleine McCann.

Keep her safe and take away her fear and anxiety.

May your holy angels guard and protect her.

We pray that she may be reunited with those who love her.

Give hope to all her loved ones

And hear our cry for her safe return

We offer our prayer in the name of the Good Shepherd

Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord.


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