Learning of one animal's suffering or many animals' suffering may touch us very deeply.
Author: Carol J. Adams
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
People often feel deep emotions in response to the lives of animals. Learning of one animal's suffering or many animals' suffering may touch us very deeply. Prayer connects us with God and all of Creation. Through prayer, we are made one with all of God's creatures. Arranged across the arc of the day, this book includes original prayers by Carol J. Adams. Here are prayers for parents of children who have lost pets, prayers for farmed animals or animals imprisoned in laboratories, for the hunted and endangered, for the wellbeing of all animal caretakers, for animals in shelters.
At least 65% of all American homes include pets, and many owners have begun to recognize the divine nature of all "creatures great and small.” This unique collection of blessings specifically addresses the spiritual needs of those modern ...
Author: Laurie Sue Brockway
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
At least 65% of all American homes include pets, and many owners have begun to recognize the divine nature of all "creatures great and small.” This unique collection of blessings specifically addresses the spiritual needs of those modern-day pet owners . Besides offering original prayers and adaptations of classics, it explains how to lead rituals and celebrations, and provides advice on involving pets in spiritual events, including those conducted by the clergy. Although the work honors many faiths, it is non-denominational and non-religious, and encompasses elements from many cultures and traditions. There are healing prayers for ailing animals, ceremonies for special occasions (such as the arrival of a new pet), and blessings for a long and happy life with your animal companion.
Author: Niki Behrikis ShanahanPublish On: 2005-04-01
My prescription: provide good food and exercise, see your veterinarian for yearly exams, and use the prayers in this wonderful book.Amanda Oden Corliss, DVM, Massachusetts Questions answered and backed-up by Scripture, sample prayers to ...
Author: Niki Behrikis Shanahan
A guide to praying for animals with sample prayers and blessing services for numerous situations, which can be personally customized.Accounts of answered prayers, Bible readings, and Scriptural truths on receiving answers to prayer.Heartwarming anecdotes and fascinating Bible stories.Delightful photos to make you smile.A reference book for life! My prescription: provide good food and exercise, see your veterinarian for yearly exams, and use the prayers in this wonderful book.Amanda Oden Corliss, DVM, Massachusetts Questions answered and backed-up by Scripture, sample prayers to help you along the way, and encouragement to never give up can all be found within the pages of this book.Rev. Shirley Johnson, FloridaSenior Reviewer, MidWest Book ReviewFilled with numerous true stories of wit and wisdom in equal parts, Ms. Shanahans second book is a pure delight. Annie Mals, PresidentThe Peaceful Kingdom Alliance 4 Animals, CaliforniaTable of Contents Chapter 1Introduction To PrayerChapter 2Prayer OverviewChapter 3Special Prayers For Our Animal CompanionsChapter 4Prayer For Animals EverywhereChapter 5Blessing The AnimalsChapter 6Blessings For All OccasionsChapter 7Memorial Service Includes A Table Of ContentsTo Quickly Find The Following Prayers:Quick Reference Prayer DirectoryHoly Communion PrayerThe Our FatherGrace Over Your Pets FoodDaily Prayer For Your PetPrayer For HealingPrayer For All AnimalsPrayer For The Return Of A Lost PetPrayer For EmergenciesPrayer For Protection While TravelingPrayer For Animal SheltersPrayer To End Animal CrueltyPrayer For A Blessing Of The Animals ServiceBlessing Of The Animals Closing PrayerThanksgiving Blessing PrayerEaster Blessing PrayerA Christmas PrayerA Valentines Day PrayerPrayer While SingingPrayer For Dedication Of Your PetPrayer In A Memorial ServicePrayer For Salvation
Author: Christopher Steck, SJPublish On: 2019-10-01
11 Moreover, as part of its responsibility to work for the kingdom, the Church's
evangelical concern for animals extends beyond their well-being in the present
age to include hope for their redemption. Thus, the Church can and should pray for ...
Author: Christopher Steck, SJ
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
The book is the first of its kind to draw together in conversation the views of the early Church, contemporary biblical and theological scholarship, and post-conciliar teachings. Steck develops a comprehensive, Catholic theology of animals based on an in-depth exploration of Catholicism's fundamental doctrines—trinitarian theology, Christology, pneumatology, eschatology, and soteriology. All God's Animals makes two central claims. First, we can hope that God will include animals of the present age in the kingdom inaugurated by Christ. Second, because of this inclusion, our responses to animals should be guided by the values of the kingdom. As Christians await the final liberation of all creation, they are to be witnesses to God’s kingdom by embodying its ideals in their relations with animal life. Because the kingdom's fullness is yet to come and because our world remains marked by the wounds of sin, however, Christian treatment of animals will at times require acts that are at odds with the kingdom’s ideals (for example, those causing suffering and death). Steck examines each of these ideas and explores all of their complexities.
These are moving, and wonderful stories that come from a very special Facebook Community, the original, Prayers for Pets. We are do our best not to go on feelings or hunches; but what the Bible really teaches.
Author: Caren Brodt
Do animals go the heaven? Does God hear even our smallest concerns, does He care? Should we pray for pets and people? Discover inspirational stories of miracles and struggles that show the depths of God's love for you and every creature. You will also see how community deeply touches all our needs. There are some clear answers that may astound you and this book demonstrates a foundation that is solid and reassuring.You will want to share this news today, so please get a copy for you and ones to share with your friends. These are moving, and wonderful stories that come from a very special Facebook Community, the original, Prayers for Pets. We are do our best not to go on feelings or hunches; but what the Bible really teaches. Written respecting many faiths... As a Biblically based group open to all, together this community has touched thousands; the stories and content will touch you as well. There are some clear answers that may astound you and this book demonstrates a foundation that is both solid and reassuring.You will want to share this news today, so please order your copies today.
For instance, the elephant prays, "You could have cut back on my gestation time. Isn't two years a little much?" A charming illustration accompanies each prayer. Readers of all ages are bound to be delighted with this book.
Author: Robert Morneau
"All Creatures, Great and Small" is a collection of prayers that the author imagines twenty animals might say to their Creator. The prayers mention facts about the animals and conjecture what they might think about them, sometimes with a comical effect. For instance, the elephant prays, "You could have cut back on my gestation time. Isn't two years a little much?" A charming illustration accompanies each prayer. Readers of all ages are bound to be delighted with this book.
This compendium of stories, prayers, ceremonies, and engaging tidbits is a blessing not only for the animals of the world, but for all animal lovers, too.
Author: Diana L. Guerrero
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
This compendium of stories, prayers, ceremonies, and engaging tidbits is a blessing not only for the animals of the world, but for all animal lovers, too. It welcomes all creeds, all breeds, and covers everything from amusing contemporary phenomena--with such chapters as "Rites of Paw-sage: Muzzle Tov,” about "bark” and other mitzvahs--to more serious issues of pet illness, loss, and burial. There are blessings for the furry, feathered, scaled, and finned; prayers for a new pet; fascinating background on the historical roots of critter celebrations (plus information on where to find some of the most popular ones today); tales of muttrimony and other pet nuptials; and advice on hosting a purr-fect party or participating in a pet pageant.
I have never forgotten that moment , as I knew without doubt , the horse had
understood and had heard her prayer . From that day I started saying prayers for animals , birds , insects and even fish out loud . We had a colourful and
Author: Margaret Roberts
Publisher: New Africa Books
This is how the Dog begins his prayer to the Lord, which is one of the fifty animal prayers in this collection of prayers that was born out of authors' heartfelt compassion for all creatures great and small.
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This unique book provides a variety of liturgies that are animal-friendly and animal-inclusive.
Author: Andrew Linzey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Christians believe that the logos is the source of all life, yet Christian worship remains unashamedly human-centric. The world of creation, and animals in particular, is almost invisible in our worship. The churches do not have the liturgical means of celebrating the life of animals, giving thanks for their companionship, praying for the relief of their suffering, or marking their death. This unique book provides a variety of liturgies that are animal-friendly and animal-inclusive. They include services in celebration of animal companionship, services for animal welfare, healing liturgies, new eucharistic prayers "for the whole creation," and animal burial services. Underlying all these new forms is a serious theological purpose: to help us to draw deeper into the mystery of God's work in creation and to affirm other sentient beings as co-creatures with us.
" And this is how the world is, but-as the poems suggest so passionately-things don't have to be this way. Helms' poems read as extensions on the rhythms of life, moving from the world that is to the world as we feel it.
Author: Randel McCraw Helms
"Open your eyes, see what you can with them," Helms encourages. When we do, we witness our own humanity's devastating impact on the natural world. The poet calls the Anthropocene to account-our polluting, our hunting, our meddling destruction of habitat-but in language so rich and tender that even as we are guilt-ridden, we are mysteriously joyful. Helms reminds us that to be human is to wreck, but also to nurture and to craft. Elephants, orcas, beetles, gulls, and even our beloved pets all come into sharper focus through the poet's attentive eye. Devon Balwit Mary Oliver writes that the broken heart should "break open and never close again." Helms knows this in his bones, but, like Oliver's best, his poems keep the head intact as well. Of the animals that grace Helms' heart, few are survivors, but it is not the reader's regret that the poems invite, it is the reader's mind, engaged with the understanding that what is lost in these deaths is not merely a fellow creature, but a fellow intelligence, a core of transformative understanding and empathy. Richard Fenton Sederstrom The French have a phrase, cri de coeur , a passionate appeal to the heart. These poems attempt a cri d'ame , a reaching out to the soul; speaking to the lifeblood, they are a paean and an elegy to the animal in us all, the soul-filled. With the beings in these poems, we are made to understand that we are the animals of this earth together, and this has consequences: "we are mice, and the night fills with owls." And this is how the world is, but-as the poems suggest so passionately-things don't have to be this way. Helms' poems read as extensions on the rhythms of life, moving from the world that is to the world as we feel it. We are faced with having made this world. What is triangulated clearly from this is the passion of how things could, and so very much ought, otherwise to be. Alberto Rios
Suitable for use by groups or individuals, Compassion for Animals will become a valuable resource for discussion and worship--whether in church, in school, or in the home.
Author: Andrew Linzey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Comprising a rich variety of quotations from some of the greatest thinkers in the Christian tradition, this new anthology will encourage a more sensitive and compassionate regard for the animal creation. Suitable for use by groups or individuals, Compassion for Animals will become a valuable resource for discussion and worship--whether in church, in school, or in the home.
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Baby animals drop to their knees in prayer. They cry out to God for important answers and provision. Can you imagine your children giving their souls to the Lord in prayer? This book is designed from a Biblical perspective.
Author: Millie Stansell
Baby animals drop to their knees in prayer. They cry out to God for important answers and provision. Can you imagine your children giving their souls to the Lord in prayer? This book is designed from a Biblical perspective. Proverbs says to train up a child in the way they should go and they will not depart from it. This book teaches children how easy it is to cry out to the Lord and ask for guidance, recieve peace, and expect good things from Him. Book reviewers say: *This is perfect for 1-7 year olds *Easy to read*Simple prayer book*Beautifully illustrated*So easy to teach a child to pray*I'm in love with the elephants*The giraffes are so cool*Pick this book up to get your child's imagination to take control of their prayers and become independent prayer warriors
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Author: Andrew Linzey
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Gathers meditations on creation, communion, responsibility, compassion, and redemption
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Animal Blessings makes a wonderful gift for all animal lovers. This delightful volume is a charming companion that reminds us to be grateful for everything our pets and all the other animals of the world bring to our lives.
Author: June Cotner
Publisher: Harper Collins
Our pets. They are our loyal companions and our faithful friends, a constant source of joy and inspiration. In this endearing anthology of prayers and poems, June Cotner has handpicked choice writings by some of the world's most notable animal lovers to celebrate the playful, the poignant, and the profound ways these wonderful creatures touch our daily lives. Selections include Emily Dickinson's astute observations of her cat, Roger Caras' thoughts about the love a dog brings to a home, and a cat's rules for running a house. Readers will be delighted by Anne Porter's poem exalting a spring symphony of peepers and Rumi in praise of birds in flight. The section "Partings" includes Annie Dougherty's lovely poem "Time to Say Good-bye" and Lord Byron's epitaph to his dog. "Reflections" includes the words of St. Francis, Jane Goodall, and Chief Seattle, reminding us that we are all interconnected beings, and James Herriot and Walt Whitman honoring the humble dignity of all creatures. Animal Blessings makes a wonderful gift for all animal lovers. This delightful volume is a charming companion that reminds us to be grateful for everything our pets and all the other animals of the world bring to our lives.