People often feel deep emotions in response to the lives of animals. Learning of one animal's suffering or many animals' suffering may touch us very deeply. Prayer connects us with God and all of Creation. Through prayer, we are made one with all of God's creatures. Arranged across the arc of the day, this book includes original prayers by Carol J. Adams. Here are prayers for parents of children who have lost pets, prayers for farmed animals or animals imprisoned in laboratories, for the hunted and endangered, for the wellbeing of all animal caretakers, for animals in shelters.
At least 65% of all American homes include pets, and many owners have begun to recognize the divine nature of all "creatures great and small.” This unique collection of blessings specifically addresses the spiritual needs of those modern-day pet owners . Besides offering original prayers and adaptations of classics, it explains how to lead rituals and celebrations, and provides advice on involving pets in spiritual events, including those conducted by the clergy. Although the work honors many faiths, it is non-denominational and non-religious, and encompasses elements from many cultures and traditions. There are healing prayers for ailing animals, ceremonies for special occasions (such as the arrival of a new pet), and blessings for a long and happy life with your animal companion.
Do animals go the heaven? Does God hear even our smallest concerns, does He care? Should we pray for pets and people? Discover inspirational stories of miracles and struggles that show the depths of God's love for you and every creature. You will also see how community deeply touches all our needs. There are some clear answers that may astound you and this book demonstrates a foundation that is solid and reassuring.You will want to share this news today, so please get a copy for you and ones to share with your friends. These are moving, and wonderful stories that come from a very special Facebook Community, the original, Prayers for Pets. We are do our best not to go on feelings or hunches; but what the Bible really teaches. Written respecting many faiths... As a Biblically based group open to all, together this community has touched thousands; the stories and content will touch you as well. There are some clear answers that may astound you and this book demonstrates a foundation that is both solid and reassuring.You will want to share this news today, so please order your copies today.
For additional information on the book, go to www.prayersforanimals.org. We love our pets. We care for them by feeding them and taking them to the veterinarian. But do we ever pray for them? Because we've never been given the words to express what's in our hearts, these animals that reflect the Divine are too often excluded from our prayer life. We've been taught to pray for those we love, those in need, those who are alone, and all those less fortunate than us, but seldom do we find texts that teach us to pray for the animals around us. In Preces pro Animalibus, Lori Marra gives us the words that so often fail us when we are confronted with an animal that requires and deserves our prayers. This collection of simple, sincere prayers, poems, and stories will guide you and inspire you to pray for animals in crisis, for new pet arrivals, for working animals, for pet owners, for nature, and for animals that have passed on. This book also includes a special section on organizations that aid animals. All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to agencies that aid animals. Your purchase of this book will contribute to the effort.
"All Creatures, Great and Small" is a collection of prayers that the author imagines twenty animals might say to their Creator. The prayers mention facts about the animals and conjecture what they might think about them, sometimes with a comical effect. For instance, the elephant prays, "You could have cut back on my gestation time. Isn't two years a little much?" A charming illustration accompanies each prayer. Readers of all ages are bound to be delighted with this book.
This compendium of stories, prayers, ceremonies, and engaging tidbits is a blessing not only for the animals of the world, but for all animal lovers, too. It welcomes all creeds, all breeds, and covers everything from amusing contemporary phenomena--with such chapters as "Rites of Paw-sage: Muzzle Tov,” about "bark” and other mitzvahs--to more serious issues of pet illness, loss, and burial. There are blessings for the furry, feathered, scaled, and finned; prayers for a new pet; fascinating background on the historical roots of critter celebrations (plus information on where to find some of the most popular ones today); tales of muttrimony and other pet nuptials; and advice on hosting a purr-fect party or participating in a pet pageant.
Christians believe that the logos is the source of all life, yet Christian worship remains unashamedly human-centric. The world of creation, and animals in particular, is almost invisible in our worship. The churches do not have the liturgical means of celebrating the life of animals, giving thanks for their companionship, praying for the relief of their suffering, or marking their death. This unique book provides a variety of liturgies that are animal-friendly and animal-inclusive. They include services in celebration of animal companionship, services for animal welfare, healing liturgies, new eucharistic prayers "for the whole creation," and animal burial services. Underlying all these new forms is a serious theological purpose: to help us to draw deeper into the mystery of God's work in creation and to affirm other sentient beings as co-creatures with us.
This is how the Dog begins his prayer to the Lord, which is one of the fifty animal prayers in this collection of prayers that was born out of authors' heartfelt compassion for all creatures great and small.