Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Prayer: Suffering Animals

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for all that are overworked and underfed and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that are in pain or dying; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all mercy and pity, 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.

- A prayer from the Orthodox Church

1 comment:

Terri said...

Amen. I pray especially for animals left out or lost in the frigid temperatures this winter....