Sunday, September 19, 2010

Prayer for the Animals

Hear our humble prayer, O, God,
for our friends the animals.
Especially for animals who are suffering;
for any that are hunted or lost
or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to death, we
entreat for them all thy mercy and pity,
and for all 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.

~Albert Schweitzer

Dedicated to our sweet little goat, Gypsy, whom we lost over Labor Day weekend.  R.I.P.


Fiona said...

This is a lovely prayer Cherie.

Rest in peace Gypsy.

Deanna said...

I hadn't seen that before. Lovely. I'm so sorry about Gypsy. It's always hard to lose someone we love.

LRS4AMANDA said...


Sorry to hear about Gypsy...


Cherie said...

Fiona, I just discovered it when I was working the "dog bath" at our local animal shelter.

Deanna, thank you. I know you've had a rough year with your loved ones as well.

Linda, thank you for kind comment. Losing any animal is always hard for me, even if it's "only" a farm animal.