Prayers For Pets


Prayer for My Pet

In Your infinite wisdom, Lord God, when You created the Universe You blessed us with all living creatures. We especially thank You for giving us our pets who are our friends and who bring us so much joy in life. Their presence very often helps us get through trying times. Kindly bless my pet. May my pet continue giving me joy and remind me of Your power.

May we realize that as our pets trust us to take care of them, so we should trust You to take care of us, and in taking care of them we share in Your love for all Your creatures. Enlighten our minds to preserve all endangered species so that we may continue to appreciate all Your creatures.

Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayer for a Cat/Dog

O God, every animal, in every forest, field, and home, belongs to you, and is under your loving care. May your blessing be upon this cat/dog and in your steadfast kindness. Keep (him, her) safe from all harm. We pray that you would show forth your eternal love and mercy, in the companionship and friendship that this cat/dog provides. Amen.

St. Gertrude 1

Prayer for Animals and Their Masters

Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals, especially for those who are suffering; for animals that are overworked, underfed  and cruelly treated; for all the wistful creatures in captivity, that beat their wings against bars; 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. Amen.

St. Blaise -Patron Saint of Throat Ailments, Veterinarians, and Wild Animals

Prayer For A Lost Pet I

God the Father, we ask you to help us find (name of pet), our dear pet who is now lost. We know that you placed animals on the earth for many reasons, including companionship for man.
We therefore ask you to help us find our lost companion, and pray that You will keep him (her) safe and protect him (her) from harm until he (she) is found.
We join our prayers with St. Francis, St. Anthony of Padua, and all the saints,
and pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayer For A Lost Pet II

Dear St. Anthony, you are the patron of the poor and the helper of all who seek lost articles. Help me to find the beloved pet I have lost so that I will be able to make better use of the time that I will gain for God’s greater honor and glory.
Grant your gracious aid to all people who seek what they have lost, especially those who seek to regain God’s grace. Amen.

St. Francis and the Wolf2

Prayer For A Lost Pet III

Dear St. Francis and St. Anthony, please come promptly to the aid of this precious pet, and those who love him/her so, and enable him/her to find his/her way back home, having suffered no ill effects from her separation from her family.
Thank you sweet Jesus for your mercy on this family and their dearly loved pet, and for restoring him/her to them.

It is in your name we pray. Amen.

St. Roch4

Prayer for a Dead Pet

Eternal Father, we bring you our grief in the loss of (name of pet) and ask for courage to bear it. We bring you our thanks for (name of pet) who lived among us and gave us freely of his/her love. We commit our friend and companion [name of pet] into your loving hands. Give us eyes to see how your love embraces all creatures and every living thing speaks to us of your love. Amen.

St. Trifon

Prayer in Memory of a Pet

Almighty God, I was fortunate to receive the gift of (name of pet) from You now that he/she has left this life, please help me cope with my loss with strength and courage. I know that my beloved companion no longer suffers and will live on in many fond memories. May they be treated with the care and respect as he/she has enriched my life, I pray that I may enrich the lives of others. Amen.

St. Gertrude of Nivelles, Patron Saint of Cats Pendant

Novena Prayer For Our Animal Friends

Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is
wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our
special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to
take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends,
new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of
Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and
theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship,
affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill
or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome
whatever weakness of body they have.

(Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer).

Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows
to all Your creatures. From our souls to theirs goodness flows,
touching each of us with the reflection of Your love. Grant to our
special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good
relationships with us, and if You see fit to take them from us, help
us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing
closer to You. Grant our prayer through the intercession of good
St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures.
Give him the power to watch over our animal friends until they are
safely with You in eternity, where we someday hope to join them in
giving You honor forever. Amen.