Gathered together on this page are some prayers for those who have recently lost their beloved animal.

There is a prayer for a dying pet and a short pet funeral prayer, suitable for a memorial service or however you choose to mark their passing. There is also a prayer for when a dog dies.

May the Lord of all compassion comfort you with his love at this sad time.


Prayer for a dying pet

Dear Lord, as I grieve the loss of my pet
My constant companion, my wonderful friend
Give me sweet glimpses of heavenly grace
Of life in renewal and the wonder you’ve made.

Comfort my heart with deep memories
Of intimate bonds of dwelling with them.
Calm all my thoughts, they are safe in your arms,
Eternity has room for their precious hearts.
Help me to give thanks for the joy that they’ve been
Soften my sadness, come stay close to me.


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Short Pet Funeral Prayer

(suitable for a pet memorial service or card)

Almighty God,
Creator of heaven and earth
Take into arms our beloved pet
For You hold all things together,
You are life itself.
We trust him (her) to you.



Prayer for when a dog dies

Father in Heaven,

Thank you for the joy we have felt over the years of having such a beautiful pet dog. So much of your goodness and gentleness was given to us by his/her presence. We feel so sad to now have lost such a faithful companion. We now trust in your promise of redemption. We trust in the promise of heaven - that our new lives will be free from sin, pain and death.

We give thanks for all that you have given us and place our devoted loved one into your eternal hands.


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