Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Prayer for the Animals of the Gulf

That's St. Francis of Assisi in the painting, patron saint of animals and the environment.

Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends, the animals,
especially for those who are suffering.

We entreat for them all
Thy mercy and pity.

Excerpted from a prayer by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, theologian and medical missionary who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952, when it still counted for something. 

1 comment:

  1. It is a tragedy what is happening to the animals along the Gulf Coast. Thanks for posting the prayer. I hadn't heard of that one before.