A person looking out over mountains
Pause and Pray

A Prayer for Our Pets

Aug 8, 2021
woman sits by a lake with her dog

Reflect

They may walk on all fours and have hair from nose to tail, but our pets are family. Let us give thanks for the love and comfort they bring to our lives.


Pray

Dear God,
St. Francis of Assisi showed us
that your family of creation extends
to the birds in the sky,
the fish in the sea,
the dog at my feet,
and the cat on my lap.

For their companionship,
I am grateful.
Because their love is unconditional,

I am humbled.
Thank you for animals, wild or tame,
who bring color and warmth
to an often grey and cold world.
Amen.


Act

To an animal, food equals love—especially human food. Table scraps are a nice way of inviting our four-legged friends to the table.


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Comments

elizabeth abbott
Thu, 09/23/2021 - 03:25 PM
elizabeth abbott
thank you so much for this. My precious sammy died last week and the idea kept going through my mind: will his dear soul live on; and I have even wondered if, now that he has left his earthly body might he communicate with me one day as a spirit or I might somehow get some revelation or reassurance that he lives on..
Sean Henry
Fri, 01/14/2022 - 09:29 PM
Sean Henry
I'm so sorry to read about your Sammy. My heart breaks for you; it's so hard to have to say goodbye for a time to these little members of our families.
Henry wee
Sat, 05/07/2022 - 10:09 AM
Henry wee
God is love n life Everything he creates is to live n praise his glory... Only the demons want to destroy Your pet will be with you in heaven trust the saints of God n trust God......

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