During group this morning we looked at the following prayer
from the book, "Prayers for Healing" edited by Maggie Oman
and since this is the Feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi let us
remember all the creatures, both past and present,
that God has so lovingly created.
Let us also remember and be thankful for all who devote
their lives to caring for our friends, the animals.
"Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends the animals,
We pray especially for all that are suffering in any way;
for the overworked and underfed,
the hunted, lost or hungry;
for all in captivity or ill-treated,
and for those who must be put to death.
We entreat for them Thy mercy and pity;
and for those who deal with them we ask
a heart of compassion,
gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us all to be true friends to animals."
- Christian, date unknown
Here is the link for the Humane Society website in the