Pet Blessings

For All Animals

Blessed are You, Lord God,
Maker of all living creatures,
On the fifth and sixth days of creation
You called forth the fish in the sea,
birds in the air, and animals on the land.
You inspired St. Francis to call all animals
his brothers and sisters.
We ask You to bless this animal.
By the power of Your love,
enable us to live according to Your plan.
May we always praise You
for Your Beauty in creation.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, in all Your creatures!

For A Sick Animal

Heavenly Father,
You created all things for Your glory
and made us stewards of this creature.
If it is Your will, restore it to health and strength.
Blessed are You, Lord God,
and holy is Your name for ever and ever.

A Jewish Blessing

We praise You, eternal God, ruler of the universe.
You make Your love and loyalty
apparent to us through this animal.
We celebrate You as we celebrate this opportunity
to become better people through caring for and loving this pet.
We thank You for allowing us its care
as You allow us Your eternal guardianship.

God Bless Our Critters

God gave us these creatures
to love and to hold:
To cherish and shelter from
heat and the cold.
He gave us the knowledge to
help ease their pain.
For us it's our duty; itís simple
itís plain.
They ask for so little, yet give
us so much;
And give us their hearts for
the gentlest of touch.
So with Godís strength to guide us
our LOVE we will share.
and when they have needs,
theyíll know that we care.