Losing a pet is one of the hardest things to go through because they become your family in the short time that they are here with you on Earth. Here are 25 uplifting prayers for the loss of a pet.
A Prayer for Safe Return
Gracious Lord, although we often forget, You are constantly in control of all things. Remind me of this, Lord, for my pet has wandered off and I have no idea where they are. Therefore, watch over them in their sojourn. Keep them safe from all harm and danger. Lead them through the wilderness and back to us safely. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Help Finding
Everlasting God, our beloved pet has escaped from our home. I have searched, but have yet to find him/her. I have searched alleys, parks, and neighbors’ yards, and there is no trace of him/her. Lord, give me wisdom and strength to continue my efforts. Help me to have vivid recall and sharp vision, that I might be able to track him/her down. Lord, in Your mercy, hear me. Amen.
A Prayer for Assistance
Heavenly Father, comfort me, for I am beginning to lose hope. I have lost my pet, a dear member of our family. I have taken out ads, contacted authorities, and posted fliers, but it seems that nobody cares. Lord, I pray that You send caring people who can assist me in tracking him/her down. For a cord of many strands is not easily broken. In Your name. Amen.
A Prayer for Pet’s Memory
Lord Jesus, console my family and me, for we have lost our dear friend. Our pet has gone missing, and we fear for his/her safety. Lord, insofar as it is possible, sharpen his/her memory so that wherever they are, they can find their way back to us. Send Your angelic protection to watch over them as they are away from home. Graciously hear our prayer, and let my cry come to You. Amen.
Loving Kindness Prayer
O Exalted One, You care for even the sparrows of the air and the lilies of the field. Therefore, I know that You care for the pets whom You graciously give to us as companions. As we search for him/her, I pray that he/she does not run into any harm or danger. I ask that those whom they encounter would be loving and kind to them, and ultimately reach out to us. Lord, make it happen. Amen.
A Prayer for Hope
Lord Jesus, Miracle Worker, like all people, life gives us seasons of grief. Yet, as Your followers, we do not grieve as those who do not have any hope. We know that You are our advocate with the Father and present help in times of sorrow. Lord, renew in me the hope that we will find our missing pet. Help me to understand that You work all things together for the good of those who love You. Give me an assuring peace during this turmoil. In Your name, we pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Endurance
O God, my Strength, the stress of knowing our pet is out there alone and afraid is taking its toll on me. I can feel the stress of the situation I am unable to eat or sleep as I am afraid for him/her. Father, please give me the endurance to make it through this difficult time. Bring it swiftly, so that I can be the rock that my family needs as we await our beloved friend’. Amen.
Prayer to Restore
God of Light, hear my prayer and let my cry come to You. I cannot find my dear pet. I have not seen him/her in quite some time. It is difficult to keep my spirits up and to have any hope that we will ever find him/her. Lord, send Your Spirit to uplift us in this hour of despair. Give us hope that passes our understanding. Assure us that no matter the outcome, You will continue to provide for us. Restore our outlook. Amen.
Gone Astray Prayer
Lord of Unfailing Love, You are called the good shepherd. You are willing to leave 99 sheep to track down the one who has gone astray. Hear our prayer, Lord, for our dear pet has also gone astray. Like the good shepherd, You are, hunt them down. Drive away all predators with Your rod and staff. Keep them secure in the fold of Your love and return him/her to us. Lord, hear our heartfelt cries. Amen.
A Prayer to Ward off Predators
Holy Lord, my Shield, You are a fortress and a strong bulwark against danger. You keep Your people safe in Your high towers. Lord, we pray that You would extend this same mercy and protection to our pet who has left our home. They are alone, scared, and vulnerable, Lord. They could fall into the hands of predators. Therefore, keep them under the care of Your wings. Give them strength and endurance to withstand this trial and help them find their way back home. Amen.
Shield from the Elements Prayer
Almighty God of Heaven’s Armies, the wilderness is not kind to many. There the storms rage, the winds howl, and the snows fall. Our pet is now lost and alone amid nature’s fury. Lord, I pray that You protect them from the elements. Give them food, shelter, and warmth where needed. Uphold their spirit and give them a strong will to find their way back. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
A Prayer to Find Food
Lord of Mercy, nature can be an unforgiving place. It does not promise us that we will be fed and sustained. This is even more so for our pet who is missing. It pains me to think of him/her wandering around hungry and afraid. Therefore, I pray that You provide for them until we find them. Sustain them by Your hand and keep them healthy and fed. Amen.
A Prayer against Disease
Compassionate Father, our pet is now missing, and we are so scared. Even though they have received all of their shots and veterinary treatment, we still fear the various sicknesses that they may contract while they are out and astray. Thus, we ask that You would strengthen our pet’s immune system and keep him/her safe from all diseases as we make every effort to locate him/her. Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer. Amen.
Provide Witnesses Prayer
Gracious Lord, I never thought I would see the day where I have lost my pet. Yet, it appears this day has arrived, and I am beside myself about what to do. I cannot even remember the last time I saw him/her. O Lord, please provide for me a witness who can testify to what happened to my pet. Place people in the right place at the right time, that I may have a chance at finding my poor pet. Lord, please hear me out. Amen.
Have Mercy Prayer
Almighty God, I know I fail to live up to Your law. And yet, You are a gracious and merciful God. You take our sins away from us and remember them no more. For behold, Your servant has lost his pet. They have escaped out into the cruel world and there is no trace of them. Lord, have mercy upon me and locate my missing pet. Bring them back to my arms and bring glory to Your name. Amen.
A Prayer for Man and Beast
Lord God, in Your infinite majesty You created both man and beast. What’s more, You created man and animal – not as adversaries, but as friends. Be merciful to me Lord, for Your servant’s pet, is gone. They are lost among the wicked and the wild. Safely return him/her to me Lord so that I may continue to care for another member of Your beautiful creation. Amen.
A Prayer for a Companion
Dear Father, love is what motivates You in every aspect. You created man out of love. And so You also created for him a companion in animals. Pets reflect the love You have for all things, Lord. But now, our dear companion has lost their way. They are at the mercy of an unforgiving wilderness, and the kindness of strangers. Lord, hear our plea and bring them home to us. Mercifully hear us, Lord. Amen.
Blessed Lord Jesus, You know even the number of hairs on every head. Therefore, no animal escapes Your omnipresent eye. You see all things in darkness and light. O Christ, we implore You to help us recover our beloved pet and friend. Bring them to the end of each day safely until they are found and back in our arms. Amen.
Keep from Fear Prayer
Father, You do not wish to instill fear, but peace. Because You care and provide for all of creation, You bring peace to the companions of man as well. Our pet has wandered off alone. We have no idea where he/she is. We have searched for hours, but no trace of them has turned up. They are likely scared, cold and hiding. Lord, shield them from fear and bring peace to their anxious heart. Help them to use their God-given senses to find their way home. Amen.
Reveal Their Location Prayer
Everlasting God, You are sovereign over all things in the universe. You have numbered even the sands of the sea. And we know, Lord, that You know where our beloved pet is hiding. He/she has never strayed away from home for this long. Father, reveal to us where they are. Help us to track down his/her location so that we can continue to care for him/her as he/she deserves. All honor and glory be to You, Lord. Amen.
Faithful Friend Prayer
God of Loving Devotion, You are faithful, and You demonstrate that to us in many ways. One way You teach us about faithfulness is through our pets. Their love knows no bounds, and their faithfulness surpasses that of even many people. But now, our dear and faithful friend needs You. He/she has accidentally wandered away and is lost. Lord, bring our faithful companion back to us. Keep them safe and away from danger until they are found. Have mercy on us, O God. Amen.
Navigate Them Home Prayer
Lord Jesus, Miracle Worker, You give all creatures great abilities according to Your purpose. It seems You have given pets great abilities of sense, – some in such ways we do not understand. Lord, if it is Your will, help our lost pet find their way home. Reveal to them the correct path which keeps them from harm. Keep them safe and healthy for their journey home. Lord, in Your mercy, hear us. Amen.
Give Grace Prayer
Lord, Your goodness emanates through all the Earth. Even the trees of the field clap their hands to Your glory. If even trees which have never been seen by men are given grace, how much more do You care for our companions? Therefore, Lord, give grace to our pet who is lost. Help us find them quickly and safely and return them to the care of Your servant. Amen.
Seek the Lost Prayer
Heavenly Father, You came to save lost sinners who have wandered off from Your path. You knew no bounds. You paid the ultimate price that we might be found and brought back into Your fold. Lord, I pray that You would extend this same astonishing grace to my dear companion who is lost. We have searched tirelessly and cannot find him/her. Lord, bring us together. Help us to be a family once again, that we might glory in Your presence. Amen.
Rescue the Afflicted Prayer
Compassionate and Gracious God, You are our savior and our rescuer. When the world was held under the foot of the Devil, You came and found us. You sought us out and delivered us from the clutches of evil. Lord, I ask that You do the same to our dear afflicted pet who is now missing. Come and rescue them from the ravages of nature and bring them safely home. We ask this in Your dear Son’s name. 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.