A prayer in the night

Dear friends,

Heartfelt wishes for a magic and still Christmas to you all. Whilst you share the blessed moments with your loved ones, may you also remember to spare a thought for Gods little people. Here is a special prayer I posted in the early beginnings of this blog, but I find it so fitting for a Christmas night that I'll post it here once more. The words are said to be composed by Albert Schweitzer as a young child, because he couldn't understand why animals weren't included in the nightly prayers he used to say with his mother. The early beginnings of a great humanitarian.


Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked,
underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity
that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted
or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them
we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.

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sunshine said…
Merry Christmas to you, your loved ones and all of Gods little people!!!
K. said…
Beautiful good desires! Happy Christmas for you and for all the small celestial animals that accompany us. Karin
That is beautiful. Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping over. I must apologize to you, I didn't have you in a folder in my reader so I haven't been over. ((HUGS)) I always pray for Gods Little People
Marg said…
That is such a nice poem. We like that a lot. We certainly wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
Anna E said…
Thank you for the beautiful picture, the humble words, and for yet another year of sharings and wisdom. Here the blackbirds are being fed with half apples every day and are eagerly eating due to the thick layer of snow in Denmark. Have a beautiful silent night, and may all the birds sing to you in gratitude :-)
What a beautiful poem! I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Christmas, my friend :) xxx
Anna E said…
Det er mærkeligt, for når jeg åbner for GLP kommer normalt det seneste blogindlæg frem. Men i dag kom pludselig d. 31.1.2010 frem, og længere nede de andre indlæg fra januar. Så jeg tænkte, at hvis du engang mangler inspiration til en post, kunne du snildt anvende nogle af de gamle posts, for såvidt jeg ved er de fleste followers kommet til efter januar, og jeg læste de gamle post med fornyet interesse, og det er nogle rigtig smukke billeder og tekst. Blot en ide :-) Godt nytår! <3

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