Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals. Especially for animals who our suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity. And for those who deal with them, We ask a heart of compassion, gentle and kindly words. Make us true friends of the animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.