Pet has just died

We’ve just lost our pet dog. Me and my family would really appreciate your prayers.

I can’t offer prayer, but you do have my sympathies.

Thank you. She’s been sick for a month and we’ve pretty much guessed that this’ll happen sooner or later, but yep, it’s so sudden.

You and your family have my prayers, Patrick.

Thank you very much. :slight_smile:

Yes, patrick, you and your family are definitely in my prayers. It is very difficult losing a beloved pet.

Its hard to lose a pet. You probably gave her a very good lifetime.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

**I am so, so sorry Patrick.

A prayer for your beloved dog-

In the name of God the Father,
who created you and all the animals,
in the name of Jesus the Son,
who spoke of you in parables and stories,
in the name of the Holy Spirit,
in whom every creature lives, moves, and has their being,
go now in peace, dear friend.

May you find rest near refreshing waters,
may you lie in cool, green pastures,
and may you warm yourself under the sun that never sets.

You have been my constant companion,
my shadow and confidante,
my comfort and playmate.
You filled my days with life and brought me endless joy.
For this I give thanks to God who gave you to me.

Now return to your Maker who eagerly waits for you
as you waited for me at the end of each day.

In the Father’s arms, let there be no more pain.
Let there be no more suffering.
Let there be only light as it was on the day God created you.

For our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, now and forever.
Amen.

A prayer for your heartbroken family-

Holy Mother, please intercede for us.
Hold the sorrowful, strengthen the fearful,
give aid to all needing help or healing,
assist those who are sick, in pain or suffering,
be with those needing peace, console the lonely,
comfort the lost or hopeless, guard the unborn,
pray for those who are dying or who have died,
soften those with hardened hearts,
enlighten those who do not yet see truth,
help us be brave enough to let our hurt and anger go,
show us the way to do the right thing,
protect those who are in danger, and guide us from every evil;
may all who keep your sacred commemoration
experience the might of your assistance.
Amen **

You and your family are in my prayers!

Sorry to hear that! :frowning: Having lost a pet myself, I know how hard it can be. You are in my prayers. :slight_smile:

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Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now ever shall be world without end
Amen.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen

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Praying for you and your family in the loss of your pet. +

very sorry for the loss of your dog, i owned two dogs in my short life thus far an i know how painful it is, the pain does eventually subside, the good memories don’t ! I have lots of joy over fond memories, hopefully in time you will as well.

I hope your heart an pain eases sooner than later.

God bless you an may he comfort you during this hard moment in your life.

My sincere condolences, Patrick. You are in my prayers.

Saying Goodbye to a Dying Pet

In the name of God the Father,
Who created you and all the animals;
in the name of Jesus the Son,
Who spoke of you in parables and stories; and
in the name of the Holy Spirit,
in Whom every creature lives, moves, and has their being,
go now in peace, dear friend.

May you find rest near refreshing waters,
may you lie in cool, green pastures,
and may you warm yourself under the sun that never sets.

You have been my constant companion,
my shadow and confidante,
my comfort and playmate.
You filled my days with life and brought me endless joy.
For this I give thanks to God Who gave you to me.

Now return to your Maker Who eagerly waits for you
as you waited for me at the end of each day.

In the Father’s arms, let there be no more pain.
Let there be no more suffering.
Let there be only light as it was on the day God created you.

For our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made Heaven and earth.
Blessed be the name of the Lord, now and forever. Amen.

Diana Macalintal

dsj.org/being-catholic/worship/prayer-for-saying-goodbye-to-a-dying-pet

Books which have helped me

Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet by Gary A Kowalski (Mr. Kowalski is a minister.)

Why We Love Them So: Surviving the Loss of an Animal Friend by Father Paul A. Keenan

I pray for your comfort and here is a video - it is beautiful and peaceful

The Canticle of The Creatures by St Frances of Assisi

youtube.com/watch?v=LB1hO0i-yVc.

I also read on here ( can not find) an apologist talking about if our pets are with us in heaven.
We do not know this of course but she said if God feels it would be for our happiness, He can do all things.

I believe God takes care of all His creatures.

This gave me great comfort as I lost a little dog I loved so dearly. She was my best friend.
So I have hope. Maybe I will see her again.

My prayers for you and your family.

I am truly sorry Patrick. May Our Lord ease your grief. Amen.

Patrick, you and your family have my prayers, also. It is always hard to lose a pet, as they are like our own children at times. Even when we think we are prepared for it, we aren’t. Even when we know we did the right thing, as stewards, for our animals, it still hurts. Don’t be ashamed to grieve over a pet, even if others out there just brush it off. I pray, too, that sometime, when the time is right again, you may share your life with another darling pet. They are God’s blessing in our lives.

You and your family are in my prayers. I know what it’s like to lose a pet. They’re like a member of the family.

Hey Patrick, sorry for your loss. I know how it feels. We lost an excellent dog after 17 years. He now rests at the feet of a St. Francis statue in our front yard with a little fence and some solar lights to mark out the shrine.

One consolation that I have found is from Solomon’s Ecclesiastes chapter 3 where it says.
21] Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down to the earth?

Blessed Lord Jesus Christ, in your mercy console my friend and his family in this loss and assure them of your love for all your creatures.

Eternal God in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence, submit ourselves to your holy will. Which is love and mercy itself.

The same goes with me.

One thing for sure, Patrick - your pet can never be in Hell.

IF it is in Heaven, it can only be in the ‘lowest’ part, as an amoral creation it was never tried and tested in life’s spiritual mine fields.

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