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 of Your creations.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.  

July 2, 2018 (perhaps with credit to St. Francis of Assisi)