Prayer for Animals and Their Masters

Attributed To Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was a famed philosopher, theologian, physician, and missionary. He was a Christian, although not a doctrinally traditional one. This prayer is often attributed to him, although it doesn't appear in any of his known writings. Either way, it is a great prayer for animal lovers.

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Prayer for Animals and Their Masters

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals,

Especially for those who are suffering;

For animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated;

For all the wistful creatures in captivity, that beat their wings against bars;

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 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.

Attributed to Albert Schweitzer


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Updated 8-22-2018