Finding out your dog is sick is difficult, and it can make you fearful that you are going to lose your best friend. Here are 15 powerful prayers for a sick dog, including images you can print to use and share.
A Prayer for Healing
Loving God, You are merciful not only to mankind but to all creation. It is because I know Your faithfulness that I appeal to You. For behold, my beloved dog has grown ill. He is such a blessing, Lord, and I cannot imagine the pain he is in. I beg You to have mercy upon us and bring healing to his/her body. Take away his/her pain so that they are not suffering. Nurse them back to health by Your gentle Spirit. Amen.
Sick Dog Prayer
Almighty Father, You are the Lord and giver of life. By Your word, You uphold and sustain all things. Hear my prayer, Lord, for I am undone. My best friend, my dog, has fallen ill. He/she brings so much joy to my life. Please heal him/her. Send Your healing Spirit to wash over them. Take his/her sickness away and restore them to health. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
A Prayer for My Companion
Lord Jesus, my Savior, You are our great and mighty healer. In Your presence all sickness retreats. It cannot be before You. Listen to me and turn not Your ear away. My companion (name of pet) has become stricken with illness. They are in pain and I cannot alleviate it. Lord, mercifully grant healing to my dog. Help him to recover swiftly, for Your love extends to all creatures. Amen.
Hour of Need Prayer
Heavenly Father, be with us in our hour of need. My poor dog is now sick, and I do not know how to help him/her. I am very scared and feel helpless. Lord, give me strength and wisdom to care for my sick dog. Help me to be patient and not harsh with them. Make me receptive to his/her needs and allow me to be a good companion to him/her in their time of sickness. Amen.
All Good Things Prayer
Sovereign Lord, You are the author of all good things. One of the greatest things You have created is the dog. We often overlook their love and faithfulness that You have blessed us with by their presence. But now, Lord, my dog needs me. He/she is in dire health, and things are not going well. Therefore, I ask that You send him/her Your healing touch. Remove all disease from them, so that they might continue to witness to others of Your great love and faithfulness. Amen.
A Prayer to Be a Good Steward
O God of Loving Devotion, in this life You task us with caring for things. You command us to have dominion over all creatures and to be stewards of Your creation. Behold, Lord, my dog whom You have given me to steward is ill and needs to be cared for. Therefore, I pray that You give me the ability to be a good steward to my companion. Help me to get him the medical care he/she needs. Be with the veterinarians and others who are treating him/her. In Your abundant mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.
Deliver from Disease Prayer
God of All Mercy, through our sin, sickness and death entered into the world. By our account, all of creation now endures the sting of disease. To You, I cry out for the redemption and healing of my dog. Send Your healing power into his/her body and eradicate this disease that is affecting him/her. For You have destroyed sickness and disease by Your death. All of creation has tasted Your redemption. Therefore, we beg You to heal. Amen.
A Prayer for Relief
Most Loving God, I turn to You out of desperation. My beloved dog is in intense pain, and I cannot do anything about it. Day in, and day out, I must witness his/her agony. Lord, take this pain away from him/her. Give me the strength to do whatever is necessary to bring humane relief to them. Give me sound advice from veterinarians and counselors who can help me discern the next steps. Lord, hear my prayer. Amen.
A Prayer for Healing Touch
Gracious Father, Your holiness excludes all death and disease. It disintegrates before You. Therefore, reach down and lay Your healing touch upon my dog who has fallen gravely ill. Take away his sickness as far as the east is from the west. Give them a healthy appetite and restful sleep so they can quickly get back to health and life. Amen.
A Prayer for Guidance
Lord, my Light in the Darkness, I sit in darkness and need You to speak to me. As You know, my dog is sick, and I do not know what to do. I do not know if I should treat him/her myself, or go to the vet’s clinic. Therefore, give me wisdom and discernment, Lord. Help me to understand whether or not this situation is serious and what treatment is warranted. Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.
Great Physician Prayer
Lord, my Great Healer, it is not those who are well who need a physician, but the sick. For You came to heal the broken. Because You love all creatures, You do not limit Your mercy to only people, but animals as well. You are a great physician. Take heed, Lord, for my dog is sick. Therefore, heal him/her by Your mighty word. Banish all wicked spirits that administer sickness and bring him swiftly back to health. Amen.
Master’s Table Prayer
Dear Jesus, You created mankind to be the crown over Your masterpiece. Yet, You still care for even the dogs who eat the scraps from the master’s table. In light of Your abundant mercy for all creatures, I ask of You to bring healing and health to my sick dog who has recently come down with something. I pray that You graciously send Your Spirit to drive away all disease. Renew the health of my dear friend. Amen.
A Prayer for Redemption
Compassionate Father, You spoke by Your prophets of the salvation of the entire world. Your aim was not just man, but for the whole world to be glorified. You describe the lion and lamb lying down together in peace. Lord, I pray You would manifest this peace here and now. Heal my dog who has fallen ill and has shown no signs of wellness. Bring Your redemptive plan to act for him/her right now. Give us a glimpse of this eternal healing, that glory might be brought to Your name. Amen.
A Prayer for Caretakers
Lord Jesus, my sick dog is now in the hands of caretakers whom I have never met. I want to trust them, Lord, but my dog is my closest companion. Lord, I pray that You would give me the heart to entrust the care of my dog to them. I know that in trusting them, I am trusting You. For You work miracles every day through the hands of people, and You bring about all good things. Amen.
Noah’s Ark Prayer
Lord, my Refuge, when You looked upon the wickedness of creation, You deemed that the creatures were to be saved along with Noah and his family. In this, You showed Your love and care for all creatures. I pray that You would look upon my dog with this same mercy. He/she is very sick and may not survive. Lord, I pray that You bring swift help. Purge him/her of the affliction they are experiencing. Bring my family and I peace and comfort during this time, that we might be well equipped to do what is necessary. 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.