Today’s Poetry

But now ask the beasts to teach you, the birds of the air to tell you; Or speak to the earth to instruct you, and the fish of the sea to inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of God has done this?-Job 12:7-9

Prayer of Thanks for Animal Companions

Lord,

you provide animals

to nourish us

help us carry our load

make our lives easier

but an equally great gift

is their wisdom

they teach us of your unconditional love

bring us joy

are beside us in sorrow

and do not abandon us in crisis

you have chosen the smallest of creatures

to set an example

of how we should treat one another

how we should love

without reservation or regret

it is the pure love

of salvation

amen

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