The family of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, abducted from her Barron home last month, is asking for prayers, said Patty Gerber, parish director for the Closs family’s parish cluster of St. Peter, Cameron; St. Boniface, Chetek; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Strickland; and St. Joseph, Barron.

“They believe in the power of prayer, and that’s all that they request,” Gerber added.

The eighth-grader, who is in the religious education program, was kidnapped after her parents were shot to death by unknown people at their home.

Gerber said the students in Closs’ class talk about her every week and pray together for her return.

The Diocese of Superior held an hour for prayer on Jayme’s behalf Sunday, Oct. 28.