A Prayer a Day for the Animals
Prayers of Compassion
from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Judy Carman, Circle of Compassion
July 2017

A Prayer a Day for the Animals

Thank you, Monique, one of our wonderful members of the Prayer Circle, for suggesting this prayer for each day.

A little note from Judy about these prayers: It was a deeply emotional experience to write these prayers. I didn’t make it through without crying. It’s so hard to face the details of their suffering. Please don’t feel you have to use these prayers if you find them too painful. You certainly are welcome to make up your own or just read the titles. It is the intention that sends out the power of love from your heart. However, if you can read them or parts of them, remember, your emotion, your passion does increase the power of your prayers, because you are so focused on the subject. Please find comfort in knowing that your love alone, all by itself, without words, is more powerful than anything else in the universe.

  • Monday: Prayers for all farmed animals
  • Tuesday: Prayers for companion animals who are homeless, being abused, or living in breeding mills
  • Wednesday: Prayers for animals in laboratories and classrooms
  • Thursday: Prayers for all aquatic animals
  • Friday: Prayers for wild animals being trapped, hunted, caged and/or killed for fur, flesh, leather, trophies, the pet trade, etc., and for wild animals being forced into stress and extinction due to loss of habitat.
  • Saturday: Prayers for animals used in entertainment, such as,, zoos, circuses, rodeos, aquariums, theme parks, canned hunts, etc.
  • Sunday: Prayers for the nations of insects and other small creatures

Monday: Today, let us send our prayers to all farmed animals.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all farmed animals—Dear ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens; cows, pigs, lambs, bison, elk, deer, and all of you who are suffering today in tiny cages or crowded into feedlots, being beaten, fed poisoned and unnatural food, and for those of you languishing without water or food on trucks or entering the slaughterhouses. We bear witness to your suffering, we take action to permanently end it, and we continually send out an energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support this violent oppression. We send our tears and our prayers on wings of love to you. Divine Love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.

Tuesday: Today let us send our prayers to all the “companion animals” suffering homelessness, abuse, and/or lives in breeding mills.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all “companion animals” who are suffering at the hands of human beings. Dear dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, snakes, mice, turtles, birds, ferrets, sugar gliders, frogs, and so many others. We pray for you that you may have peace and joy in this precious life of yours. Some of you want to live free of human interference, and some of you truly want to be part of your human family. We bear witness to your suffering; we do what we can to end your suffering and to encourage others to do the same; and we continually send out an energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support the cruelty and oppression of each of you. Divine Love and our love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.

Wednesday: Today let us send our prayers to all animals vivisected in laboratories and classrooms. May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all animals used for experiments. Dear primates, dogs, cats, mice; rats, pigs, lambs, rabbits, frogs, and all of you who are imprisoned in cages, tortured in useless experiments, separated from your loved ones, and suffering constant pain, fear, and loneliness, sometimes for many long years. Dear ones, we bear witness to your suffering, we take action to permanently end it, and we continually send out an energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support this violent oppression. We send our tears and our prayers on wings of love to you. Divine Love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.

Thursday: Today let us send our prayers and love to all aquatic animals.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all the water beings living in the seas, lakes, and rivers. Dear fish, whales, dolphins, crabs, lobsters, starfish, jellyfish, shrimp, coral, and all the other amazing beings who make the waters of earth their home. Your homes and your very lives are being devastated by huge fishing fleets, by trash, oil, sewage, runoff, and other poisons dumped into your waters, by cutting off your fins, and by capturing you and your loved ones for aquariums and the pet trade. Together, we bear witness to your suffering, take action to end it permanently, and send out an energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support this violent oppression. Divine Love and our love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.

Friday: Prayers for wild animals being trapped, hunted, caged and/or killed for fur, flesh, leather, trophies, the pet trade, etc., and for wild animals being forced into stress and extinction due to loss of habitat.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all the beings of the wilderness. Dear bears, foxes, cougars, deer, alligators, wild horses, prairie dogs, primates, mink, bison, beavers, elephants, birds, fish, whales, and all the other magnificent beings born in freedom and suffering now at the hands of human beings, living in fear of human beings, and mourning the loss of loved ones who have been tortured and either imprisoned or killed. Together, we bear witness to your suffering, take action to end it forever, and send out an energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support the violent oppression of all of you. We send our tears and prayers on wings of love to you. Divine Love and our love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.

Saturday: Prayers for animals enslaved in entertainment and work, such as, zoos, circuses, rodeos, aquariums, theme parks, canned hunts, carriage rides, carrying of heavy burdens, and pulling of plows.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all the beings used in the human entertainment industry. Dear animals forced to carry heavy loads, dolphins, whales, horses, bulls, elephants, bears, lambs, pigs, sea otters, fish, elks, deer, rhinos, hippos, alligators, snakes, polar bears, lions, tigers, gorillas, chimpanzees, and all of you who are incarcerated and/or forced to work under heavy loads when you want your freedom so much; who remember your parents being killed so that you could be captured; who are forced often with whips, chains, and electric prods to perform unnatural tricks; who are treated without respecting the dignity of your true nature. Together, we bear witness to your suffering, take action to bring it to a permanent end, and send out our energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support the violent oppression of all of you. Divine Love and our love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.

Sunday: Prayers for the nations of insects and other small creatures.
May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all the tiny beings who live in the soil, the trees, the water, and the air, creating harmony and balance with your songs, your pollinating of flowers, your graceful flight, your mysterious transformations, and your miraculous ability to literally create soil in which new plants can take root. Dear dragonflies, bees, wasps, butterflies, mosquitoes, moths, beetles, cicadas, crickets, spiders, ants, and all of you who suffer immeasurably at the hands of people who do not understand the miracle of who you are, who poison you, stomp on you, and destroy your homes. You are so small, and many of us who do care about you find ourselves bringing you harm. We ask for your forgiveness and your help and together we bear witness to your suffering, take action to permanently end it, and send out our energy field of love and compassion to comfort you and to transform the hearts and souls of those who support the violent oppression of all of you. Divine Love and our love is all around you. Compassion encircles the earth for each of you and for all beings.

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