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Prayer for animals

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed 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 death.
We entreat for them all Thy 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

Whether or not you subscribe to a specific religion or faith or non-religion, extending your circle of compassion can only bring forth greater joy and greater acts of kindness. Just sayin.

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polyphonicvegan
May. 14th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
My mom (who rocks) scored me an old wooden plaque with this prayer on it. I loves it!
mcsassypants
May. 14th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
That's beautiful!
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