Blessing Of The 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.

What Is The Blessing Of The Animals?

One of the most well-known stories about St. Francis of Assisi is his love for animals. He is said to have preached to the birds and tamed a ferocious wolf. In honor of his love for creatures great and small, we celebrate The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi each year on October 4. This feast day is also known as the Blessing of Animals.

On this day, people all over the world give a special blessing to their pets. They also bring them places to be blessed by a minister, pastor, priest etc. Many churches hold special services with readings and prayers specifically for animals. The focus of these blessings is to remind us that all God’s creatures are important to Him and deserve our loving care.

So, if you have a pet that you love, take a moment on October 4 to think about how you can show God’s love to them. And maybe take them down to your local church for a special blessing!

You can give your pet or animals a special blessing at any time of the year.

Here Is A Blessing Of The Animals Prayre:

Most high, almighty Lord, our Creator, yours are the praise, the glory, the honor and all
blessings! To you alone do all things belong. Be praised for giving us the animals, birds, and fish
which fill your world. May we think of you and thank you when we play with and care for our pets.
Be praised for making us so happy to have our pets and to have them to play with. We ask you,
Lord, that we may be good to our pets always, so that they may be happy also. Help us always to
take care of them so that they will be healthy. O God, your world is wonderful. May we all come
into your even greater world of the kingdom of heaven where we shall see even more wonderful
things and where we shall live and love for ever. This we ask to your eternal praise, and to our
blessing. Amen.

Think about donating pet food or blankets and towels to the local animal shelter around this time of the year. Also, give thought to adopt a pet from your local shelter. Pets are great animal therapy for us.

Here are some nice books of prayer for your pets and for Blessing of the Animals. Click here.

Order some holy water here to bless your pet with.

Also order some anointing oils for yourself here.

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Jeanne Blessing The Animals at the Blessing of the Animals Booth at the Petoberfest event to raise funds For Partners Of Pickens Pets.