PRAYERS FOR ALL THE ANIMALS
IN OUR LIVES AND THE WORLD
O Lord, hear our prayer.
Grant us the grace to respect and care for Your creation.
Bless all of your creatures as a sign of Your wondrous love.
Help us to end the suffering of the hungry, the cold and the uncared for,
and bring healing and love to all of your creation.
O Lord, hear our prayer. Amen.
Lord, thank you for the gift of the animals in our lives. May we be as faithful to them as you have been faithful to us. Amen.
Let us pray today, with thankful hearts, for the animals who currently share our lives. Please call out their names.
We pray for the many animals who have lost their people because of the Coronavirus and those who wait patiently and hopefully to be rehomed, adopted or rescued from difficult situations. God of mercy hear our prayer.
We pray with heartfelt joy and appreciation for animals who have found new and loving homes. Today we pray for BRODIE, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy who has found a home with Ginna Coulson in Danvers, for ERNIE, the Keeshond puppy who now graces the lives of Dr. Hannah Galvin and her partner Julie, and for FINLEY, the Golden Retriever puppy, who will soon be ready to join his new Mom Dorothy and become a beloved member of the Lorant family in Indiana. God of mercy, we thank you for the blessing of these creatures.
For comfort and healing for animals recovering from illness or facing physical challenges: we offer prayers for COCONUT, the winsome dog being treated for chronic seizures; For IVY, the feisty Frenchie, who despite her degenerative spinal disease, visited schoolchildren in her wheelchair to inspire and delight. For FINLEY, the deeply loved feline companion of Vicki and Erik Lord who continues to defy medical expectations and live with a life-threatening illness. God of mercy hear our prayer.
We pray for LOLA Hawkins, Danvers, the canine with a herniated disk and for the beautiful therapy dog NANOOK, who suffers from Myelopathy, a cruel, progressive degenerative disease. His person Bill Hooper asks our prayers that “God grant me the grace of knowing exactly the right day to take Nanook to the Rainbow Bridge -- not one day too soon (my benefit) nor one day too late (his benefit).” God of mercy hear our prayers.
For SILA, the Boxer, who struggles with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and for sweet, gentle, 9-month-old VIRGIL, the Afghan Hound, who waits through the pandemic for an urgent neurological consult, we pray for comfort. God in your mercy, hear our prayers.
For a gentle transition from their earthly to their eternal lives, we pray for all animals who have died. Today we pray especially for handsome DUNCAN, the active, youthful, 12-year-old yellow Lab, whose decreased appetite yielded the devastating diagnosis of a mass on his spleen and liver. His heartbroken person, George Clark gently and lovingly sent him to God on March 2; We pray for ELI, 14, the Westie, who went to God recently, and leaves Zoe, his 15-year-old Westie sister and their very sad person, Myrna. We pray also for the deeply loved HOBBES, 11, the Keeshond for whom we have prayed these last months, who fought so valiantly against lymphoma and is now resting gently in God’s eternal embrace.
And for RILEY, the beloved 19-year-old feline of Erik and Vicki Lord, of Danvers, who went to God recently, we pray for a place of comfort and rest in God’s firmament.
Merciful God wrap these treasured animals into your embrace and be near to all their humans who so deeply mourn their loss. Bring them solace in loneliness, peace in distress, and comfort in their remembering, and lift their hearts in thanksgiving for the gift of companionship they have so richly enjoyed. Amen.
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