Prayer For Departed Pet
O God, we thank you for making the animals to brighten our lives. Help us to save them
from danger as Noah did. Help us to love them and care for them as St. Francis did. And
when we see the animals that you have made, help us to remember that you are holy and
worthy of praise. In the name of the Father (who thought up the giraffe and the zebra)
and of the Son (who was named after the beautiful white Lamb) and the Holy Spirit (who
came to us as a Dove. Amen.
Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trepasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Heavenly Father... We know that not even a sparrow falls without your knowledge, so we know that you are here with us today. Although this beloved companion animal will be missed very much, we give thanks to you for allowing us to have so many wonderful years with her. Thank you for this and for all thy blessing, Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, thank you for having entrusted us with a loyal pet. Thank you for letting him teach us unselfish love. Thank you for the memories that we can recall to brighten our days for the rest of our lives. Finally, in gratitude, we return our pet to you. Amen.