For all suffering animals
Father in heaven, we thank You for all living things which You have made, especially for the animals of Your creation.
Give to all who deal with them a heart of compassion, that no animal may suffer cruelty or fear at our hands, and keep us always thankful for their faithful companionship and service, through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, Amen.
For all animals cruelly and violently ill-treated:
– those kept in cages and all in captivity
– those misused in scientific experiments
– those misused in factory farming
– those misused in animal baiting
– those misused in transportation by land, sea or air
– those hunted, lost or hungry
– those taken to slaughter
LORD, have mercy.