Prayer

St. Francis of Assisi Prayer for Animals

In this article, we explore the St. Francis of Assisi Prayer for Animals, a heartfelt invocation that seeks the Heavenly Father’s blessing and protection for our beloved pets and wildlife. As we approach Saint Francis’s Feast Day, join us in …

In this article, we explore the St. Francis of Assisi Prayer for Animals, a heartfelt invocation that seeks the Heavenly Father’s blessing and protection for our beloved pets and wildlife. As we approach Saint Francis’s Feast Day, join us in honoring his legacy by embracing his gentle spirit and offering this prayer to safeguard and cherish the animals that enrich our lives.

Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, is renowned for his profound love and respect for all of God’s creatures. His deep spirituality and compassionate heart have inspired countless believers to view animals as treasured members of God’s creation.

St. Francis of Assisi Prayer for Animals

Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures.

You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air, and animals on the land.

You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters.

We ask you to bless this pet.

By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan.

May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation.

Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures!

Amen.

Franciscan Prayer for Sick Pets or Sick Animals

Franciscan Prayer for Sick Pets or Sick Animals

V. Our help is in the Name of the Lord,

R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins;

R. Nor according to our iniquities render unto us.

V. Thou wilt save humans and animals,

R. According to the measure Thou has multiplied Thy Mercy, O God.

V. Thou wilt open Thy Hand,

R. And Thou shall fill every animal with Thy blessing.

V. Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my cry come unto Thee.

V. May the Lord be with you.

R. And with thy spirit.

V. Let us pray. O God, who hast even offered unto the labors of men the solace of many animals: humbly we beg Thee; not to allow, those without whom the human condition is not nourished, to perish from our use. Through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

V. Let us pray. Humbly do we pray, O Lord, for Thy Mercy: so that this (these) animal(s), which is (are) vexed by grave infirmity, may be by Thy Name and the virtue of Thy blessing + [make sign of cross over animal(s)] healed. Extinguish in them every evil power, and let them not be sick any more. Be Thou, O Lord, for them the Defender of Life, the Remedy for Health. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God throughout all the ages of ages.

R. Amen.

V. Let us pray. We beseech Thee, O Lord, kindly turn aside from Thy faithful all scourges: and drive away every pernicious disease that rages against this [these] animal[s]: so that we who have been merited punished for wandering from Thee, might, being corrected, be favored with Thy mercies. Through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

Now, sprinkle holy water upon the sick animal(s).

Prayer to St. Anthony for a Lost Pet

St. Anthony Helps find lost pets.

Dear St. Anthony,

you are the patron of the poor and

the helper of all who seek lost articles.

Help me to find the beloved pet I have lost

so that I will be able to make better use of the time that I will gain for God’s greater honor and glory. Grant your gracious aid to all people

who seek what they have lost –

especially those who seek to regain God’s grace.

Amen.