Prayer for Animals & Nature

Praying for animals and the planet from a Catholic perspective holds a great deal of importance and beauty. Catholicism views all of creation as a gift from God and therefore, it is our duty to care for it. The prayers for animals and the planet remind us of our responsibility to protect and respect the natural world, which includes all living creatures. Praying for the well-being of animals and the planet is a way to express gratitude for the gifts of creation and to ask for God's continued care and protection. Moreover, it highlights the interconnectedness of all life and how everything is connected in God's plan. By praying for animals and the planet, we are recognizing that everything is part of God's creation and deserves our respect and reverence. The act of prayer is a symbol of the beauty and sacredness of all life and it invites us to be mindful of our actions and impact on the world. In this way, praying for animals and the planet not only nourishes our faith but also enriches our relationship with the natural world and with God.


A prayer for our little friends...

Heavenly Father, creator of all living creatures, we come before you today to lift up the animals of this world and to ask for your loving care and protection for them. We recognize that these creatures are a special part of your creation and that each one has a unique and important role to play in this world.

Dear Lord, we pray for the well-being of all animals, both wild and domesticated. We ask that you bless the animals who roam freely in your vast and beautiful creation, and that you also bless those who live in our homes and on our farms, providing us with food, clothing, and comfort.

We know that animals are vulnerable to harm, and we pray that you will keep them safe from the dangers of this world. We ask that you protect them from cruelty, neglect, and exploitation, and that you provide them with the food, water, and shelter they need to thrive.

Father, we also lift up the earth, your holy creation, and ask that you bless and protect it from the harm and destruction caused by human beings. We pray that we will learn to care for the earth, to use its resources wisely, and to live in harmony with all living creatures.

In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.


A prayer for nature

Heavenly Father, Creator of all that is good and beautiful in this world, we come before You in humble prayer, asking for Your protection and care for the natural world that You have created.

From the mountains to the oceans, from the forests to the deserts, Your hand has formed and molded this world to be a place of wonder and majesty. And yet, in our own ignorance and selfishness, we have caused harm to Your creation.

We ask for Your mercy and grace upon all the creatures of the earth, from the smallest insect to the mightiest elephant. May they live in peace, free from fear and suffering, and may their habitat be protected and preserved for generations to come.

We pray for the oceans and the rivers, for the air and the soil, that they may be purified and refreshed, and that Your creation may flourish once again.

We ask for Your guidance and wisdom as we work to heal the planet, that we may be good stewards of all that You have entrusted to us. And may we learn to live in harmony with all creatures and with the earth, that Your love and peace may reign in all the world.

We make this prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.


This petition for empathy can be discovered in various Catholic devotional guides.

Hear our humble prayer,
O God,for our friends,
the animals,especially for those who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked,
underfed, and cruelly treated;
for all the 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 to 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.

St. Isaac of Nineveh implored for a heart filled with compassion for all humankind.

What is a charitable heart? It is a heart which is burning with charity for the whole of creation, for men, for the birds, for the beasts, for the demons—for all creatures. He who has such a heart cannot see or call to mind a creature without his eyes becoming filled with tears by reason of the immense compassion which seizes his heart; a heart which is softened and can no longer bear to see or learn from others of any suffering, even the smallest pain, being inflicted upon a creature. This is why such a man never ceases to pray also for the animals, for the enemies of Truth, and for those who do him evil, that they may be preserved and purified. He will pray even for the reptiles, moved by the infinite pity which reigns in the hearts of those who are becoming united to God. … Lord, give me and all the world a heart such as this. Amen.