We Thank You God for These: Blessings and Prayers for Family Pets
Prayer services for beloved pets We Thank You, God, for These is a one-of-a-kind book for pet lovers that is at once a scriptural guide, liturgical resource, and reflection on the joys of living with animals as pets. Both devotional and inspirational, this book provides a whole range of observances: a welcome for new pets, blessing of appreciation for our pets, words of prayer for our sick pets, services to bury our pets, words of condolence to ease our grief, and more.
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What Does Scripture Say?
Blessings and Prayers for Animals
Services for Blessing Animals
Prayer Services for Remembering or Burying a Pet
Additional Prayers Hymns Poems and Readings
The Fragile Circle
Appendix A The Patron Saints of Animals
Animals as Symbols for the Saints
Permissions and Sources
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Page 3 - So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.