Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends the animals
Especially for animals that 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,
and 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
Written by: Albert Schweitzer