A Prayer for Animals

Hear our humble prayer,O God,for our friends, the animals,especially for those who are suffering;for any that are lost or desertedor frightened or hungry. We entreat for them allThy mercy and pity,and for those who deal with them,we ask a heart of compassionand gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves,to be true friends to animalsand so to sharethe blessingsof the merciful. Attributed to Albert Schweitzer