Blessing of the Animals

“Earth is full of wit and wisdom, sounding God’s delighted laugh,
from the tiny roly-poly to the tree-top-tall giraffe.
All creation sings in wonder; even rocks and trees rejoice
as they sing the ringing chorus: echoes of our Maker’s voice.”

Let us pray.

Gracious and loving God,

you place all living things into the care of humankind.

We pray that companionship with household pets

will deepen our care for animals everywhere.

Help us to balance our needs with theirs,

and lead us in ways of life together that will be sustainable for all.

We pray in Jesus’ name.

Amen.