pray to God, our Creator, to bless our pets with Your radiant light
and love. May our animal friends have good health, happy lives and
always be protected and safe.
We ask for better understanding as we
learn from our animal friends' wisdom, their innocence, their loyalty
and particularly their ability to not judge humans unkindly.
Thank you for the pleasures, playfulness
and sometimes the surprising humor our pets display.
Thank you for their companionship and
friendship especially for those lonely hours we may have experienced.
Thank you for our companions' natural
ability to teach us to be aware of the present moment.
Thank you for the pure beauty of every
animal - their form, color, texture,
motion is all a work of art,
and may we appreciate
Your creation of this masterpiece.
Bless all animals in harm's way, heal
the sick, protect those who are lost and guide them to safety.
Thank you for the gift of love. "
by Rev. Phyllis Ann Min