This afternoon, December 11, 2011, I attended the Blessing of the Animals ceremony at Christ Church on Park Avenue and 60th Street in Manhattan. Once a year they have a service where people bring their animals and they are blessed. The police bring horses and police dogs. The ASPCA brings animals that need to be adopted. It’s really a beautiful event. I have more photos on my other blog called One American Mind.
Prayer for your Pet
O God, you have redeemed all creation
through the incarnation of your eternal Word;
Protect our pets, your creatures,
who provide us with joy
and nonjudgmental companionship;
Give us respect
for all of your redeemed creation,
that we may care for creation
as just and humble stewards;
We pray this in the name of the same Word, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.