Lamb of GodA Prayer for Animals Attributed to St. Basil
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A Prayer for Animals Attributed to St. Basil

Enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers and sisters the animals to whom you gave the earth as their home in common with us. We remember with shame that in the past we have exercised the high dominion of humans with ruthless cruelty, so that the voice of the earth which should have gone up to you in song has been a groan of travail. May we realize that they live, not for us alone, but for themselves, and for you, and that they love the sweetness of life. We pray through our Savior Jesus Christ who lifts up and redeems us all. Amen.

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