Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Prayer for 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 their bars;

for all that are in pain or dying; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity.

Make us ourselves to be true friends to animals and to share the blessing of the merciful;

for the sake of Thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

*This beautiful prayer was on a treasured piece of ephemera that is owned by Sandi of The Green Pea Boutique. The puppies above, Maggie, Duhgall, Fiona, Connor, Buddy, Bonnie, Maude and Hank are members of families who love and treasure them. They are a blessing to our lives.


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Awwww...this is the sweetest post!!!!!!!! Look at all of those sweet and loving furry faces!!!!!
I could just give all of them a kiss and hug!!!!!!


PS: I KNOW these faces!!!

Mumzie said...

Jean, Love the pictures! I found this saying I really liked, so I thought I would share.

"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog."

Hugs, Mumzie

waveney said...

Dear Lord, Protect and Bless
Thy Beasts and Singing Birds
And Guard, with Tenderness
Small Ones, Who Have No Words.

Jean, loved your post and the precious doggies, especially the last three. Waveney

Linda said...

What a wonderful prayer...and what beautiful animals. Glad you are back...I will hug my scottie tonight when we say our nightime prayers. Linda...who finally learned how to leave a comment.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

So thoughtful. And lovely dogs to illustrate it.


Scout and Freyja said...

I know a couple of those doggy faces...the smiling, happy, sweet faces. What a lovely blog entry.

The Green Pea said...

All of those little furry faces are so sweet, dogs are our best friends. I have had so many wonderful dogs in my life. I have Barney the store dog and Logan the watch dog. Two great doggies. Sandi

Anonymous said...

I love this....What a beautiful prayer.

Martine said...

thank you for sharing!