There are many prayers and blessings that people use to show gratitude for their furry companions, and the Dog Prayer is a popular one. This prayer recognizes the unique role that dogs play in our lives and the unconditional love and loyalty that they give us. It goes: “Blessed are you, Lord God, creator of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this dog, who has brought us joy and companionship. We ask you to keep him (or her) safe and healthy, to help us care for him (or her), and to teach us to learn from his (or her) loyalty and unconditional love.” This prayer is a beautiful way to express our appreciation for our four-legged friends and to ask God for his continued blessings and protection over them.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Dog Prayer. May God Bless You!
Dog Prayer 1
I come before you today asking that you would heal my dog from any pain and suffering they are facing. I pray that you would remove all sickness in their body and help them to be pain-free. Bless my dog, Lord and let there be a miracle! In Jesus’ name.
Dog Prayer 2
You are merciful not only to mankind but to all creation. It is because I know Your faithfulness that I appeal to You. For behold, my beloved dog has grown ill. He is such a blessing, Lord, and I cannot imagine the pain he is in. I beg You to have mercy upon us and bring healing to his/her body. Take away his/her pain so that they are not suffering. Nurse them back to health by Your gentle Spirit.
Dog Prayer 3
My Savior, You are our great and mighty healer. In Your presence all sickness retreats. It cannot be before You. Listen to me and turn not Your ear away. My companion (name of pet) has become stricken with illness. They are in pain and I cannot alleviate it. Lord, mercifully grant healing to my dog. Help him to recover swiftly, for Your love extends to all creatures.
Dog Prayer 4
You are the author of all good things. One of the greatest things You have created is the dog. We often overlook their love and faithfulness that You have blessed us with by their presence. But now, Lord, my dog needs me. He/she is in dire health, and things are not going well. Therefore, I ask that You send him/her Your healing touch. Remove all disease from them, so that they might continue to witness to others of Your great love and faithfulness.
Dog Prayer 5
Your holiness excludes all death and disease. It disintegrates before You. Therefore, reach down and lay Your healing touch upon my dog who has fallen gravely ill. Take away his sickness as far as the east is from the west. Give them a healthy appetite and restful sleep so they can quickly get back to health and life.