Wasn’t Sunday a glorious day as all creatures of God lifted up our voices and sang? It was a privilege to meet many new furry friends and listen to stories of how animals have provided companionship in our lives. A few people inquired about how they could obtain the prayer about animals so I have provided it here for you to pray whenever you desire. I love how this prayer reminds us to be prayerful for animals that are in vulnerable and abused positions. It reminds us to care for the animals entrusted to us and pray for ones that are suffering. (The prayer is attributed to Albert Schweitzer). I hope you find it to be a nourishing addition in your prayers.
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.