A PRAYER FOR ANIMALS
by Janet Riddle
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A PRAYER FOR ANIMALSby Janet Riddle -
From Animal Rights Online
Almighty God, we come together to thank you for the beauty and glory
and of your creation; to praise you for your holiness and grace; to
acknowledge our responsibility to animals for our use of the created
world. But, first of all, we pray for your forgiveness because of our part
in sins of thoughtlessness and cruelty towards animal life.
Almighty God, you have given us temporary lordship of your beautiful
creation. But we have misused our power, turned away from responsibility
and marred your image in us.
Forgive us, true Lord, especially for our callousness and cruelty to
animals. Help us to follow the way of Jesus Christ, who expressed power in
humility and lordship in loving service. Enable us, by your spirit, to
walk in newness of life, healing injury, avoiding wrong and making peace
with all your creatures. God of everlasting love, who is eternally
forgiving; pardon and restore us, and make us one with you in your
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