“Love gives us memories. Prayer gives us strength.” -Anonymous
1. What is a Prayer?
2. How Does Prayer Help in Mourning The Loss Of A Dog?
1.) Prayers can reduce anxiety and depression
2.) Prayer can help regulate our emotions
3.) Prayers can calm our minds and body
3. Dog Prayers
Prayer for a Dying Dog
“Loving God, our beloved pet and companion, (Dog’s name) is on his/her final journey.
We will miss (Dog’s name) dearly.
We thank you for the gift that he/she has been to us.
Give us hope that, in your great kindness,
you may restore (Dog’s name) in your heavenly kingdom. Amen.”
Prayer A Dying Dog In Pain
Prayer of Peace
“Jesus, Prince of Peace, my dog is in need of peace in this ill-fated time. Please comfort my dog and take away their pain and fear. Please also bring peace to me during this time, Lord. My heart is tired and prepared for grief. Please bring stillness to my soul. As my dog is near this time death may I be reminded of Your comforting hand placed on my dog’s heart. In Your peace-loving name, Amen.”
Prayer For Mourning A Dog
“O Lord our God, we come before You this day in sadness. (Dog’s name), who brought us so much joy in life, has now died. (His/Her) happy times in our family’s embrace have come to an end. We miss (dog’s name) already.
Help us, O God, to remember the good times with (dog’s name). Remind us to rejoice in the happy times (he/she) brought to our home. Let us be thankful for the good life we were blessed to give to (him/her).
We are grateful to You, God, for creating (dog’s name), for entrusting (him/her) to our care, and for sustaining (him/her) in our love for a measure of time. We understand that all that lives must die. We knew that this day would come. And yet, O God, we would have wanted one more day of play, one more evening of love with (pet’s name).
O God, as we have taken care of (dog’s name) in life, we ask that You watch over (him/her) in death. You entrusted (dog’s name) to our care; now, we give (him/her) back to You. May (pet’s name) find a happy new home in Your loving embrace.
As we remember (dog’s name), may we love each other more dearly. May we care for all Your creatures, for every living thing, as we protected the blessed life of (dog’s name). May (his/her) memory bless our lives with love and caring forever. Amen.”
Prayer For Comfort And Strength After Dog’s Death
“Father in Heaven,
Bring comfort and healing to us who are mourning the death of our precious dog, (dog’s name). You know our pain, for you lost your own beloved son. You know the depth of our sadness and grief when we lose our dog, (dog’s name) who’s so dear and special to us. You know the emptiness of a home that no longer has that furry little (or big!) friend; you know the emptiness of a heart that longs for the comforting touch of a beloved dog.
Thank you for the gift of our dogs, for the love these creatures give us, for the life that they offer, and for the chance to love them unconditionally. We pray for comfort, peace, and healing as we let go of(dog’s name) that we loved so dearly. Amen.”