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Prayers for Sick Pets

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Pets, as members of the family, are an important part of life. As God’s creation, pets are a part of God’s world for those who believe. Below are simple, interfaith prayers to honor pets and the pet caregivers who love them.

We hope these prayers will bring you peace and comfort.

 

Healing and transforming God, your love knows no boundaries, and in your sight every life is precious; look with compassion on (pet’s name), and make us your agents of healing in a broken world.
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May God, who heals the sick, defends the vulnerable, cares for the poor, and liberates all creation from suffering and injustice, bring us all to that peaceable kingdom when all creatures shall live in harmony and all suffering shall be transformed into joy.
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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.
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From The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation

 

God of healing, please comfort and strengthen (pet’s name) during his/her illness. Ease his/her fear and pain, and guide the vet and all caring for him/her, that he/ she may recover fully. Comfort us, too, God, that we may better care for [name of pet] and make decisions that are best for him/her.
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O Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, Physician of all living things, who through thy love and compassion doth heal all manner of sickness and affliction: do thou O Lord visit this pet (pet’s name) of his (her) suffering and heal him (her) of every sickness and affliction. Also grant to me patience and acceptance of whatever you may deem worthy for this humble pet. Be with my pet in this time of need and help him (her) to be comforted by our care and love.
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O Holy Father, Heavenly Physician of all thy creatures, Who heals our ailments and delivers from death: do thou visit and heal this pet(pet’s name) granting him (her) release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that he (she) may return to us and bring back the joy and love that we so treasure. Hear my prayer, now humbly offered unto thee.
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In Times of Sickness
Merciful Lord, touch (pet’s name) with Your gentle hand of healing and comfort. We pray that You would supernaturally deliver her of her symptoms of (health issue) and healing the underlying cause (health issue). We also pray that You would use veterinarians, medicines, and natural means to bring her once more to good health. Grant us wisdom and compassion as we care for her as Your stewards. In Jesus’ name.
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— Dr.Susan Bubbers

 

Terminal Situations
Heavenly Father, You have appointed a time for every living thing to be born and a time for every living thing to die. If this is the time for (pet’s name) life to end here on earth, we pray You grant us the wisdom to recognize it and the grace to accept it. We place her life into Your hands, trusting in Your eternal mercy to grant her a peaceful end here and a gracious entrance into Your heavenly garden. In Jesus’ name.
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— Dr.Susan Bubbers

 

At The Time of Death
Jesus, it seems this is the time for (pet’s name) to leave this world and to enter Your heavenly garden. Mercifully remove all suffering. Make the transition to death swift and full of Your peace. Usher her into Your heavenly kingdom gently and graciously. We thank You for giving her to us to share our pilgrimage here, and we look forward to being reunited with her there. (pet’s name), we love you, and we release you into your Creator’s eternal hand. Go in peace.
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— Dr.Susan Bubbers

 

For more pet prayers, visit Dr. Susan Bubbers website at www.DrSusanBubbers.org. Her book, Pet Prayers, Prayers for the loving creatures so close to your heart can be purchased at Amazon. To make your purchase result in a donation to Day By Day, go to AmazonSmile and designate Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support as your charity of choice.