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A Prayer For Animals and Their Masters

Attributed To Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer was a famed philosopher, theologian, physician, and missionary. He was a Christian, although a non-traditional one. This prayer is attributed to him, although it doesn't appear in any of his writings. Either way, it is a great prayer for animal lovers.

Orange Cat Sleeping

Prayer for Animals and Their Masters
Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends, the animals,
especially for those who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked,
underfed, and cruelly treated;
for all the 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 to 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.
Attributed to Albert Schweitzer

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