Your pets are your companions, and seeing them sick is heartbreaking. Here are 10 powerful prayers for sick animals.
Prayer for Healing and Restored Purpose
God of miracles, my heart is full of sadness as I deal with my pet’s illness. Many would say that it is only an animal, but I know Lord that You give us animals for a reason. Like humans, Your animal creations have a purpose to fulfill in Your world. When You created animals and humans, You spoke over Your handiwork and said that it was good. You named Adam and commissioned him to give a name to each of Your creations. This naming action shows a personal interest in the work of Your hands. All of Your creations point to You, their Creator. My pet has been a continual testimony of Your amazing love and concern for me. They have brought great joy and comfort to my life. Now, as they lay suffering, I feel absolutely helpless. Therefore, I come to You and ask for their healing. I ask for this boldly because You care for me, and their illness is an overwhelming sorrow in my life. Please, Lord, heal them. Amen.
Prayer for Jesus’ Strength to Overcome Illness
Jesus, our Great Physician, my precious pet is very ill, and I fear they will die without Your intervention. They are part of Your creation, and as such, they have a purpose to fulfill on this planet. I believe their mission was to provide companionship and joy. They have done this beautifully in my life, so I come to You on their behalf. Please grant them the strength to overcome this illness. Restore them to their treasured place in my family, so they can continue to bring joy and comfort for years to come. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Comfort During Their Recovery
Loving Father, my precious pet is very ill. They cannot pray because they are just an animal, so they are vulnerable and at Your mercy. I pray You will please comfort them in this sickness, as You have comforted me. I also ask that You take away their fears and suffering so that as they recover, they will be comfortable and at peace. Please use the veterinarians, technicians, medicines, and anything else to make their recovery as comfortable and quick as possible. Grant us all wisdom on how we can help them return to good health. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Watchful Care Over Euthanized Pet
God of all comfort, You know the pain that I am suffering through right now. Having to put my beloved pet down was never a part of the plans I had for their life. My heart is about to explode in my chest as I pray these words. My body trembles as I pray for my precious pet and ask that You will watch over them as the doctor euthanizes them. I know they have no soul like a human, but they are Your beloved creation, which You sent to fulfill Your purpose on this planet. As they leave this earth, they will take a piece of me with them. Lord, watch over their departure. Amen.
Prayer for Ease and Comfort as They Depart
Creator God, Your Word tells me that there is a time to be born and a time to die. The time has come for my precious pet to die unless You intervene, and I am heartbroken. I pray that as they draw close to this time, that You keep them free of pain and suffering. I ask that You calm them so that they would not be afraid. Lastly, I pray that they would not linger on in their pain and illness, but You take them quickly. Amen.
Prayer to Entrust My Pet into God’s Loving Hands
Sovereign Lord, my beloved pet has just passed away. Their pain and suffering have come to an end, and I grateful for that. Their life was so brief on this earth, but the joy they gave was exponential in comparison. I know animals have no soul, but I believe You are very aware of their passing and are with them. A sparrow does not fall without Your knowledge. You are such a loving and intimate Creator who provides for the needs of every part of His creation, so how could You not know of my precious pet’s passing. I entrust back into Your hands the pet You had given me stewardship over, and I praise You for the blessing that they were in my life. Amen.
Prayer of Praise and Gratitude for Their Life
Precious Lord, thank you for the gift You gave me through my pet. They have brought such joy into my life and that of my family. They hold such a treasured place in my life and are a member of my family. I know that the unconditional love that they show me is as close to Your unconditional love as I will get on this side of Heaven. Your Word said that every good thing comes from You. My pet has been good to me, so I believe they were from You, and I praise You and thank you for this beautiful gift. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Direction in Medical Decisions
Living God, You are sovereign over Your creation and are aware of the suffering my pet is passing through. Lord, You have entrusted this animal into my care to watch over. For this reason, I come to You now. There are decisions that I need to make for their well-being, and I need Your wisdom. Please direct me in the choices on which preventive steps to take on behalf of Your precious creation. Father, medical care for pets is very expensive. I pray that You go before me and provide the funds I will need for every decision You lead me to take. I place my pet, decisions, and required finances before You and wait for Your guidance. Amen.
Prayer for Trusting God’s Loving Purpose
Compassionate and gracious God, the beloved pet that You have entrusted into my care, is very ill and I am crumbling beneath my concern. Yesterday they were playing, and today they are suffering. O Lord, help me to trust Your hand in all of this. I don’t understand why You would allow them to be taken from me so soon. I know You have a loving purpose for all things that come into the lives of Your children. Help me now, Lord, to trust You. I pray for the fulfillment of Your purpose for my pet, and I ask for You to grant me all I need to walk in Your will. Amen.
Prayer for an Extra Measure of Faith
Faithful Lord, throughout my life, You have been a caring and loving God. We have walked through many trials, and You have always brought me through. Help me, Lord, remember Your faithfulness as I struggle under the weight of this current affliction of my pet’s illness. I confess that I am afraid You will take them, and I am not ready. I lean into You and ask for an extra measure of faith to bring me through this illness. Please bless my pet’s health and restore them to me. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.