In Your infinite wisdom, Lord God, when You created the Universe You blessed us with all living creatures. We especially thank You for giving us our pets who are our friends and who bring us so much joy in life. Their presence very often helps us get through trying times. Kindly bless my pet. May my pet continue giving me joy and remind me of Your power.
May we realize that as our pets trust us to take care of them, so we should trust You to take care of us, and in taking care of them we share in Your love for all Your creatures. Enlighten our minds to preserve all endangered species so that we may continue to appreciate all Your creatures.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Helps us to find our lost pets.
Prayer to St. Anthony for a Lost Pet
Dear St. Anthony, you are the patron of the poor and the helper of all who seek lost articles. Help me to find the beloved pet I have lost so that I will be able to make better use of the time that I will gain for God's greater honor and glory. Grant your gracious aid to all people who seek what they have lost--- especially those who seek to regain God's grace. Amen.
St. Felix of Nola
Patron Saint of Lost Animals
Prayer for a Lost Pet
St. Francis and St. Anthony, please come promptly to the aid of this precious pet, and those who love him/her so, and enable him/her to find his/her way back home, having suffered no ill effects from her separation from her family. Thank you sweet Jesus for your mercy on this family and their dearly loved pet, and for restoring him/her to them. It is in your name we pray, Amen.
Prayers for Animals and their Masters
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals, especially for animals who are suffering: for animals that are over-worked, under-fed and cruelly treated; for all 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 your 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.
Albert Schweitzer (1875- 1965) Theologian and Humanitarian
Prayer for Healing: Intercession of Bl. Francis X. Seelos C.S.s.R.
You infused Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos
with the gift of Your healing.
By the help of his prayers,
sustain in me the grace to know Your will
and the strength to overcome my [pet's] afflictions.
For love of You, make [him/her] whole.
May I learn from the example of Father Seelos
and gain comfort from his patient endurance.
Prayer Source *I have taken the liberty of changing the prayer to suit our prayers for our sick pets.
Heavenly Father, Please help us in our time of need, You have made us stewards of (name of pet). If it is Your will, please restore him (her) to health and strength. I pray too for other animals in need. May they be treated with the care and respect deserving of all Your creation. Blessed are You Lord God, and holy is Your name for ever and ever.
Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation.
St. Nicholas of Tolentino
Patron Saint of Sick Animals
Prayer for a Dying Pet
Prayer for a Dying Pet
"Loving God, our beloved pet and companion, __________, is on his/her final journey. We will miss ________ dearly. We thank you for the gift that he/she has been to us. Give us hope that, in your great kindness, you may restore ___________ in your heavenly Kingdom according to your wisdom, which goes beyond our human understanding."
by Friar Jack Wintz, O.F.M
Prayer to St. Martin de Porres
O humble Saint Martin de Porres, you are the patron of social justice. You spent your whole life in Peru as a laborer and dedicated yourself to unyielding acts of contrition. Our Lord blessed you with spiritual wisdom and a generous heart that you freely shared with your fellow neighbor and all the animals of the earth. You doctored the sick, fed the hungry, and gave safe refuge to the oppressed. Guide me to use my gifts to help others who need someone to stand up for them. Amen. Feast Day: November 3rd
St. Martin de Porres
Patron of Animals, pray for our pets
St. Anthony the Abbot
Patron Saint of Animals
St. Joseph of Cupertino
Patron Saint of Stable Animals
Patron Saint of Dogs
St. Gertrude of Nivelles
Patron Saint of Cats
St. Blaise, Healer of Wild Animals
Feast Day February 3rd
Patron Saint of Birds
St. Benedict of Nursia
Patron Saint of Domestic Animals
The Rainbow Bridge
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called "The Rainbow Bridge" because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge, there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass. When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm Spring weather. Those old and frail animals are young again. Those who have been maimed are made whole again. They play all day with each other. But there is only one thing missing. They are not with their special person who loved them on earth. So, each day, they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up. The nose twitches, the ears are up, the eyes are staring, and this one runs from the group. You have been seen. When you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again. You look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet. Then, you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.
Prayer for a Dead Pet
Eternal Father, we bring you our grief in the loss of [name of pet] and ask for courage to bear it. We bring you our thanks for [name of pet] who lived among us and gave us freely of his/her love. We commit our friend and companion [name of pet] into your loving hands. Give us eyes to see how your love embraces all creatures and every living thing speaks to us of your love. Amen.