|In honor of St. Francis of Assisi,|
patron saint of animals
Creator God, we thank you for our pets,
cherished companions through this life’s journey.
Your presence, O God, is visible in the joy they bring,
the reminders of self-acceptance and faithful love
and the daily give-and-take we are privileged to share.
Keep them safe from harm and ill will and bless us
to enjoy the precious moments we share.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
© RENEW International