Prayers for Pets

Memorial Prayer Cards is pleased to present our collections of Prayers for Pets.


    Just this side of heaven
    is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close
    to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
     There are meadows and hills for all of our special
    friends so they can run and play together. There is
    plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends
    are warm and comfortable. All the animals who
    been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;
    those who were hurt or maimed are made whole
    and strong again, just as we remember them in our
    dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are
    happy and content, except for one small thing;
    they each miss someone very special to them, who
    to be left behind. They all run and play together, but
    the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks
    into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager
    body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the
    group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying
    him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and
    when you and your special friend finally meet, you
    cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted
    again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your
    hands again caress the beloved head, and you look
    once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long
    gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...

    Heavenly Father, Creator of all things,
    thank you for having entrusted us with a loyal pet.
    Thank you for letting him/her teach us unselfish love.
    Thank you for the memories that we can recall
    to brighten our days for the rest of our lives.
    Finally, in gratitude, we return our pet to you. Amen.


    Heavenly Father...
    We know that not even a sparrow
    falls without your knowledge,
    so we know that you are here with us today.
    Although this beloved companion animal
    will be missed very much,
    we give thanks to you for allowing us
    to have so many wonderful years with him/her.
    Thank you for this and for all thy blessing, Lord.

    Lord Almighty God,
  • this animal brought sunshine
    to us and was a vital part of our lives.
    His/Her passing has created a void
    in our hearts that cannot be filled.
    We do not question the will of God,
    but ask Him to be merciful in our loss.


    Our Heavenly Father, we know that Thy love
    is so great that not even a sparrow falls
    without your knowledge. We feel that it is with
    understanding that you look down on a scene
    like this today, when that which was so much
    ever loyal, ever faithful, may we, as we leave this place
    of solitude (burial) resolve that to our Master Christ,
    we too find strength to be more loyal and faithful.
    Give us strength, for we ask it in the Master's name.

    Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
    Where there is injury, pardon.
    Where there is doubt, faith.
    Where there is despair, hope.
    Where there is darkness, light.
    Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master,
    grant that I may not so much seek
    to be consoled as to console;
    To be understood, as to understand;
    To be loved, as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive.
    It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned.
    And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

    Saint Francis of Assisi
    The Patron Saint of Animals

    The Creation

    When God had made the earth
    and sky the flowers and the trees,
    He then made all the animals the fish,
    the birds and bees.
    And when at last He'd finished
    not one was quite the same.
    He said, "I'll walk this world of mine
    and give each one a name."
    And so He traveled far and wide
    and everywhere He went,
    a little creature followed Him
    until it's strength was spent.
    When all were named upon the earth
    and in the sky and sea, the little creature said,
    "Dear Lord, there's not one left for me."
    Kindly the Father said to him,
    "I've left you to the end.
    I've turned my own name back to front
    and called you dog, My friend."

    Tribute To A Best Friend

    Sunlight streams through window
    pane unto a spot on the floor....
    then I remember it's where you used to lie,
    but now you are no more.
    Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
    and muted echoes sound....
    then I remember, it's where your paws
    would joyously abound.
    A voice is heard along the road,
    and up beyond the hill,
    then I remember it can't be yours....
    your golden voice is still.
    But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
    and empty muted hall
    and lay them with the absent voice
    and unused dish along the wall.
    I'll wrap these treasured memorials
    in a blanket of my love
    and keep them for my best friend
    until we meet above.

    To Love Again

    Oh what unhappy twist of fate
    Has brought you homeless to my gate,
    The gate where once another stood
    To beg for shelter warmth and food?

    For from that day I ceased to be
    The master of my destiny,
    While she, with purr and velvet paw
    Became within my house the law.

    She scratched the furniture and shed
    And claimed the middle of my bed,
    She ruled in arrogance and pride
    And broke my heart the day she died.

    So if you really think, oh cat
    I'd willingly relive all that,
    Because you come forlorn and thin
    Well don't just stand there - come on in!

    We Have A Secret

    We have a secret, you and I
    that no one else shall know,
    for who but I can see you lie
    each night in fire glow?
    And who but I can reach my hand
    before we go to bed
    and feel the living warmth of you
    and touch your silken head?
    And only I walk woodland paths
    and see ahead of me,
    your small form racing with the wind
    so young again, and free.
    And only I can see you swim
    in every brook I pass
    and when I call, no one but I
    can see the bending grass.


    Poem For Cats

    And God asked the feline spirit
    "Are you ready to come home?"
    "Oh, yes, quite so," replied the precious soul
    "And, as a cat, you know I am most able
    To decide anything for myself."

    "Are you coming then?" asked God.
    "Soon," replied the whiskered angel
    "But I must come slowly
    For my human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly."

    "But don't they understand?" asked God
    "That you'll never leave them?
    That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
    That nothing is created or destroyed?
    It just is... forever and ever and ever."

    "Eventually they will understand,"
    Replied the glorious cat
    "For I will whisper into their hearts
    That I am always with them
    I just am... forever and ever and ever."

    A Bridge Called Love

    It takes us back to brighter years,
    to happier sunlit days
    and to precious moments
    that will be with us always.
    And these fond recollections
    are treasured in the heart
    to bring us always close to those
    from whom we had to part.

    There is a bridge of memories
    from earth to Heaven above...
    It keeps our dear ones near us

    It's the bridge that we call love.

    I'm Still Here

    Friend, please don't mourn for me
    I'm still here, though you don't see.
    I'm right by your side each night and day
    and within your heart I long to stay.

    My body is gone but I'm always near.
    I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
    My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
    as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

    I'll never wander out of your sight-
    I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
    I'll never be beyond your reach-
    I'm the warm moist sand
    when you're at the beach.

    I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
    and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
    I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
    The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

    I'm the first bright blossom
    you'll see in the spring,
    The first warm raindrop
    that April will bring.
    I'm the first ray of light
    when the sun starts to shine,
    and you'll see that the
    face in the moon is mine.

    When you start thinking
    there's no one to love you,
    you can talk to me through
    the Lord above you.
    I'll whisper my answer through
    the leaves on the trees,
    and you'll feel my presence
    in the soft summer breeze.

    I'm the hot salty tears
    that flow when you weep
    and the beautiful dreams
    that come while you sleep.
    I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
    Just look for me, friend, I'm everyplace!

    A Dog for Jesus
    (Where dogs go when they die)

    I wish someone had given Jesus a dog.
    As loyal and loving as mine.
    To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
    And adore Him for being divine.

    As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog,
    Would have followed Him all through the day.
    While He preached to the crowds
    and made the sick well
    And knelt in the garden to pray.
    It is sad to remember that Christ went away.
    To face death alone and apart.
    With no tender dog following close behind,
    To comfort its Master's heart.
    And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
    How happy He would have been,
    As His dog kissed His hand
    and barked it's delight,
    For The One who died for all men.

    Well, the Lord has a dog now,
    I just sent Him mine,
    The old pal so dear to me.
    And I smile through my tears
    on this first day alone,
    Knowing they're in eternity.
    Day after day, the whole day through,
    Wherever my road inclined,
    Four feet said, "I'm coming with you!"
    And trotted along behind.

    Rudyard Kipling