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Prayers for lost pets

My mother's dog was hit by a car and passed away this evening. To make the matter worse she watched the whole thing happen right in front of her. I have read some great prayers and poems posted here in the past and I would like to pass a couple of those on to her. I have tried using the search function but have had no luck. If anyone can help me locate these prayers it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Try to Google "Rainbow Bridge". That may be what you are looking for. Sorry to hear about the loss of the dog. I've been there. One of my Springers was hit by a car and a lab of mine died from complications of being a diabetic dog.
Just to avoid confusion, I am sure you realize a prayer for a pet has no meaning. A prayer by a christian for a person who has lost a that has meaning.


By Beth Norman Harris

Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footsteps falls upon my waiting ear.

When it is cold and wet, please take me inside, for I am now a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements. And I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth. Though had you no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all the land, for you are my god and I am your devoted worshiper.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life should your life be in danger.

And, beloved master, should the great Master see fit to deprive me of my health, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest--and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate was ever safest in your hands.
BEAUANARREAUX?????? Really?? I think a prayer to whom ever to whatever is good for that person if it makes them feel comfort. What makes you a authority on anything so personal. God Bless That lady and her dog.
I am sorry for the loss of the dog.

I am even more sorry that Beauxandarreaux posted such stupid drivel.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

i mean that was kinda A-hole thing to say dont ya think? Have a lil respect for the people and there pets. Thats some peoples kids to them. sorry to hear about your mothers dog its a sad thing to lose a pet.
I want to thank all of you for your help this is exactly what I was looking for. My mother is a very spiritual person and my words alone were not enough to comfort her last night.

I saw Father Beauxnarreaux's comment last night and started to post a response but decided against it.

Thanks again for the help.
Lend me A Pup

I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three
But will you, till I call him back
take care of him for me?

He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and (should his stay be brief)
you'll always have his memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise that he will stay,
since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.

I've looked the whole world over
in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life's land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again.

I fancied that I heard them say
"Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,"
For all the joys this pup will bring,
the risk of grief you'll run.
Will you shelter him with tenderness
Will you love him while you may
And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.

But should I call him back
much sooner than you've planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.
If, by your love, you've managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him that you've loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know he loved you too.

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beauxnarreaux why dont you explain?That really makes no sense and I would love to hear what you have to say other than some nonsense.
we are all God's creatures. God created or had a "hand" in evolving creatures to what they are today. why should we exclude any creature in a prayer? if we were not to pray for animals, why would we have st francis as the patron saint of animals?