Faith leaders across the Midlands yesterday called for the region's different communities to work together to foster mutual trust on the first anniversary of the July 7 bombings.
The Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham, said: "The first anniversary of the London bombings reawakens the shock and pain of these terrible events.
"We pray for all those who bear this burden today."
He said an act of remembrance and prayer for the victims of the attacks would be held today at noon at St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham.
"I warmly welcome people of all religious faiths in Birmingham and the West Midlands to join in this special act of remembrance and prayer."
"We pray for all those who died that God receives them into the happiness of heaven."
He was joined by the former Bishop of Birmingham, the now Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, in offering prayers for the victims and their families.
Archbishop Sentamu, who visited Beeston in Leeds earlier this year where three of the bombers lived or worked, said the nation felt "scarred" by the July 7 atrocities.
He said: "Hundreds of people are bereaved today, scores still suffer from injuries and as a nation we feel scarred by the atrocities of July 7, 2005.
"They are a harsh reminder of what happens when brutality combines with a false ideology.
"I have visited the community from which three of the London bombers came and they are as bruised as the rest
of us. We need to show young people that there are far more worthy ideals to stake their lives on - we must out-imagine terrorism and that means believing and living a faith which will attract all idealists.
"I challenge all those who claim to be Christian to come off the sidelines, become active Christian disciples and share their faith by word and deed."
The anniversary will be marked in a number of churches in London with prayers, services and acts of remembrance.
Although no specific remembrance ceremony will be held at Birmingham Central Mosque today, its chairman Dr Mohammed Naseem called for the city's different faiths to unite.
"The city should not be divided. We are all affected by so much violence in the world," he said.