Death of a Pet Prayer

The death of a pet prayer is for all of us who grieve after experiencing the death of a beloved pet.  This death of a pet prayer will  enable us to thank God for the joy our pet brought to our lives and the sorrow and void that we now feel upon the death of our beloved pet.

Death of a Pet Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, we come to you today with sadness and a sense of great loss over the death of our beloved pet.  We thank you that our pet was such a wonderful part of our family for so many years.  We thank you that they were a faithful companion, a dependable protector and a comfort to us when we were alone or upset.

We thank you for showing us through our pet so many positive qualities that we need to cultivate.  May we be like them in showing loyalty to others, enthusiastic delight in welcoming others into our world, trust in your daily provisions for us, obedience to the Master and the ability to unconditionally love others.

We thank you for the ways our pet entertained us with their antics and playfulness, helping ease our stress and reminding us that You created playfulness as a wonderful gift of life.  Thank you for the way our pet allowed us to show our affection to them and how they returned our affection in their enthusiastic body language and their desire to sit at our feet or in our lap, just because they wanted to be near us.

Most of all, thank you that our pets showed us something of the mystery of our spiritual connections with you our God, the one we call Master.  We are such different creatures from You, Oh God, yet we are still somehow able to be totally immersed in a loving relationship together.  We marvel as we meditate on the example of our relationship with our pet that very different beings can enjoy nurturing  fellowship and caring communication that needs no formal language.

I pray that when my heart feels ready again, that you will guide me in your wisdom as to whether it is time for me to think about adopting another pet.  Although no pet could ever replace my beloved lost pet, make me open to your possibilities if there is another pet out there in the world who needs me as much as I need them.

And now Father, we claim what you said in the Bible that “They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 21:3,4 NIV)   We thank you that “every tear” covers the tears we have shed at the loss of our pet.  Thank you for caring for every detail of our lives.  In the name of Jesus, our Master and Teacher we pray, Amen.

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