Today is National Dog Day. But whether you love dogs, cats, guinea pigs or fish; our pets are a joy and comfort in good days and bad. “Pets” don’t have to be traditional either. They can be the birds at our feeder or the ducks we see at white park.
So I invite you to take a moment and reflect on how your pet brightens your life:
For me Aoife helps keep me fit, she keeps me from talking to myself and she helps me bring comfort to those I minister to at work.
So I offer you this prayer for our pets:
In Your infinite wisdom, 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 Your Love. Amen.