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ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI: Prayers for the Animals 
17th-May-2009 08:46 pm

St. Francis of Assisi, born in Umbria in 1181, was the founder of the Franciscan Order. He died on October 4, 1226 at the age of 45. Francis is considered the founder of all Franciscan Orders and the patron saint of ecologists and merchants.


Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures.
To you they were your brothers and sisters.
Help us to follow your example
of treating every living thing with kindness.
St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals,
watch over my pet
and keep my companion safe and healthy.

St. Francis of Assisi Lover of all Creation
Prayer for Sick Animals:

Heavenly Father,
you created all things for your glory
and made us stewards of this creature
If it is your will, restore it to health and strength.
Blessed are you, Lord God,
and holy is your name for ever and ever.


(To make a Novena for a sick pet, say this prayer for 9 consecutive days.)

Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is wonderful and a special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have.

(Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer.)

Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures. From our souls to theirs goodness flows, touching each of us with the reflection of Your love. Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with us, and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures.

Give him the power to watch over our animal friends until they are safely with You in eternity, where we someday hope to join them in giving You honor forever.

7th-Feb-2011 01:14 am (UTC) - Brutus
Praying for my sweet cat to be healed.
8th-Feb-2011 12:24 am (UTC) - Re: Brutus
I will pray for him too. What's wrong?
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4th-May-2011 03:45 am (UTC)
Praying for my sick 18 year old cat Cuddles. She has a severe ear infection & hyperthyroid & just suffered from a stroke. I pray she is healed for I love her so much! I'm not ready to let her go. She seems to be recovering from the stroke so far.
4th-May-2011 10:41 am (UTC)
What is she taking for the ear infection and the hyperthyroid? Did you know there is a ear cream for the hyperthyroid condition? It's easier on the stomach.

I will also keep Cuddles in my prayers. Let me know how she does. <3
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11th-May-2011 05:35 pm (UTC) - Prayer for my Dog Snuggles
Please pray for my chihuahua/pomeranian mix Snuggles. He is very sick.
11th-May-2011 11:19 pm (UTC) - Re: Prayer for my Dog Snuggles
I will definitely pray for Snuggles. Please let me know how he is doing.
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19th-Jun-2011 01:50 am (UTC) - My dog Chester
Please help us pray for our dog Chester who is battling cancer. We recently lost our other dog, his housemaid, and cannot bare the thought of losing him too. We are praying for heeling and a miracle recovery. Thank you.
20th-Jun-2011 05:00 pm (UTC) - Re: My dog Chester
I'm sorry you are going through so much sorrow with your animals. I know how that feels. I will keep Chester in my prayers. Please let me know how he is doing. I am going to post Rainbow Bridge for your other pet and you. It always brings me comfort to think of it this way.

6th-Jul-2011 03:11 pm (UTC) - Puggy Sue
I am asking all to please pray for my Puggy Sue. She is a four year old pug who hasnt been vomiting and lethargic these past few days. Please help pray that if needed, the vet helps her. I love her with all my heart. I dont have children and she is all I really have. Your prayers are most appreciated.
7th-Jul-2011 09:46 pm (UTC) - Re: Puggy Sue
Hello. I hope you have taken Puggy to the vet. It sounds like something a dr must treat immediately. I will keep Puggy in my prayers. Please let me know how she is doing.
18th-Jul-2011 12:47 pm (UTC) - Please pray for my dog Lucy
Please pray for my 1 1/2 year old Bichon Frise puppy Lucy. We are taking her to the hospital today for Intestinal Obstruction. Pray that the surgery goes ok and that we can have her home safe and sound. I don't know what my family and I would do if we lost her. God Bless.
19th-Jul-2011 01:31 pm (UTC) - Re: Please pray for my dog Lucy
I have been praying for Lucy. Please tell me how the surgery turned out.
23rd-Jul-2011 09:35 pm (UTC) - pray for my dog bear
Please help me pray for my chihuahua Bear.
My sister and bother just took him to the vet. I didn't see a bite wound from another dog he had on his little head, and it's bad! He is in pain and looks really sick... I hope they take them in soon today and help him! I love him very much! Thank you for your prayers.
24th-Jul-2011 01:07 pm (UTC) - Re: pray for my dog bear
I am praying for him. How did he do at the vet?
4th-Aug-2011 12:11 am (UTC) - my sick cat
Please pray for my sick cat named Skoochie. He is 17 years old, and diabetic. He got his annual shots 2 1/2 weeks ago, and went into shock, then his sugar level plumeted. He almost died, but he did make it through. He is still not back to feeling well and I pray for him every night. I know his diabetes can not be healed, but i pray that he will heal from the horrible ordeal he went through.
6th-Aug-2011 12:30 am (UTC) - Re: my sick cat
I am very sorry for your horrible experience with Skoochie. Did the vet tell you why the shots would do that to him? Did they take responsibility for it or have you had to pay for everything yourself? I will definitely pray for Skoochie. How was he doing before the shots?

If you will write an LJ mail message to me, I would like to ask you about him. But I will definitely pray for him. I know these people here have a LOT of helpful information concerning feline diabetes:

http://felinediabetes.com/FDMB/ Although as with many forums, the organisation is somewhat rigid, and the users are experienced and quite opinionated, but they mean well and are helpful.
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8th-Aug-2011 03:22 am (UTC) - kitty
dogs i think attacked my kitty when i went away my friends were watching him he is very sick and needs prayers
8th-Aug-2011 11:16 am (UTC) - Re: kitty
I hope you have taken your kitty to the vet as it sounds like medical attention is also needed. If money is an issue, tell the vet you will make monthly payments. I will pray for your kitty, and you should also ask St Anthony to help you. He is very good with animals. And St Martin de Porres is also a good saint for little creatures. But please do start with the veterinarian. God bless you.
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18th-Aug-2011 03:26 am (UTC) - please help moo
I hope this doesn't sound strange but i am asking for a prayer of healing for my kitten Moo. Last night he became sick and is hospitalized and struggling to breathe because of pneumonia. I know our lord loves all he created - and I saved this beautifull kitten from a shelter and would like him to have a nice life with me, Please join me in prayer for Moo's comfort and healing. I beg you. Please pray for my peace - my name is heather
19th-Aug-2011 01:34 pm (UTC) - Re: please help moo
I will certainly be praying for Moo, and it doesn't sound strange at all to ask for prayers. Didn't Jesus say where two or more are gathered together in my name, there I am also. We can pray for the kitten together. I have seen a cat so sick with pneumonia that even the vet questioned whether he would live, but he did and grew healthy and long-lived. So have faith and hopefully your little one can come home where YOU can take care of him like the vet instructs, and being home will be much more comfortable and positive for him. There are many procedures that people can do at home that a vet can teach them. Other people might not want to be bothered, but it really helps the animal to be kept at home in my opinion. Let me know pleae Heather, how Moo does.
22nd-Aug-2011 10:17 am (UTC)
Prayers for my baby boogie ( shih tzu ).. He is sick of leptospirosis..May God take away all his pain and sufferings, and grant him healthiness and long life.
24th-Aug-2011 12:52 am (UTC)
I had to look that disease up. It sounds very serious, and I will pray for your dog. I hope he returns to good health. Let me know how he does, please.
30th-Aug-2011 12:39 am (UTC) - cat
please pray for a dear friends cat Harvey who is sick
30th-Aug-2011 11:16 am (UTC) - Re: cat
I surely will. I hope he gets better.
2nd-Sep-2011 11:49 am (UTC) - prayer for my dog
please pray for my dog borgy..his been sick for almost a week now.. its been making me soo sad also.. i hope u help me pray for him :(
2nd-Sep-2011 11:56 am (UTC) - Re: prayer for my dog
I will pray for him right now. Has he seen the vet? What's wrong? Please let me know how he is doing.
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21st-Sep-2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Please pray for my dog Allie. She has an unknown disease and we have been working to find a cure but she only seems to keep getting worse. We have lost another dog a few years before so please pray for her and my family. I am praying for all of your beloved pets.
21st-Sep-2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your prayers, and I will pray for Allie. What kind of dog is she? What are her symptoms?
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23rd-Sep-2011 01:55 am (UTC) - Fraser
Please pray for my dog, Fraser who's is in the vets about to have a tummy scan.
23rd-Sep-2011 07:53 pm (UTC) - Re: Fraser
I have prayed for him. How did it turn out?
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