Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends, the animals.
Especially for animals who are suffering;
for any that are
hunted or lost
or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
For those who deal with them,
we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves,
to be true friends to animals,
and so to share
the blessings of the merciful.