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Prayer For Pet's Euthanasia

Friday, June 01, 2012

Prayer For Pet's Euthanasia

Today Einstien is being put to sleep. I wrote this when I had to put K-9 down.

Heavenly Father, I had to face a decision that I never thought I could make. I had to have my beloved pet euthanized. What a struggle to come to this decision. What anxiety and grief I feel. And now there is the guilt.

Father God, this decision was not made with haste. I believe that You are the giver and taker of life. I have never before had to place myself in this position. I made this choice with great love and compassion in my heart.

Almighty God, I ask for your forgiveness for taking a life and for not waiting on You as I have done with all my other pets. I am glad that we have this option to spare our pets from inhumane suffering and that we are able to give them a peaceful death.

Lord God, I thank You that You have given this means to trusted Veterinarians that mourn an animal's death and that have compassion and understanding for the owner who struggles with this decision.

God of all comfort, I thank You for ministering to me during this procedure and afterward when reality haunted me. I thank You that I did not have to face this alone. I thank You for all the family and friends that granted me solace during my grief. I thank You for a wonderful support system.

Creator God, I thank You in Your wisdom that You have given us companion animals to love. I thank You for my animal's loyalty and faithfulness. I thank You for the rich memories I have to hold onto.

Lord, in Your mercy I have returned my pet to You. In Your mercy I believe You hold him in Your heart for his faithful service to me on earth. I pray that I might have peace of mind and presence of spirit to know that You are indeed in control. I bring my petition before You, in the name of the Good Shepherd. Amen


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    What a beautiful prayer. I know how hard it is to put a furbaby to sleep. Prayers for your peace.

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ELISADENK 6/1/2012 6:42PM

    Been there; gone through it. emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 6/1/2012 4:36PM

    I understand your grief since I went through the same sorrow two months ago. These little creatures that God created get their cuteness entrenched in our emoticon . Our little Socks I dubbed little love because she was so affectionate. I understand this was a service animal. I am sure you experienced a deeper relationship yet with your pet. God bless you.

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    Praying that he God of all comfort will comfort you and your family, as you grieve the loss of Einstein. emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/1/2012 12:08PM

    Thank you for sharing your prayer. My friend has a diabetic border collie who now can not walk well. She has not put her previous dogs to sleep. I think this prayer will help her. emoticon

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  I am crying while reading this because I have animals with me all the time and have had to go through this over one hundred times so far because of all the pets that I have had.

A few beautiful dogs and many many kitties.

I received all my pets from off the street when people throw them away to fend for themselves.

It never ever gets any easier no matter how many times I have been through this.

They are a part of me forever more they are my pets and I know as a fact and truth that our pets are in heaven waiting for us. I got this from a teaching from Jack Van Impe and his wife Rexella and their teaching has helped me so much through these heart breaking times such as this.

I am so sorry for your grief and grieving during this awful period and season of living on this earth.

Please, please know that our Lord is grieving right along with you and knows just how badly you hurt and how deep this pain goes.

I am sorry, sorry, so very heartfelt sorry for your broken heart. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 6/1/2012 8:26AM

    Blessings to you during this very difficult time. I so appreciate your prayer for your beloved Einstein and I truly believe we will meet our four-legged friends again.


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RSSSLHB 6/1/2012 8:00AM

    So emoticon for your loss

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Amen. Hugs to you, sweet one. I'm so sorry. I know he will be sooo missed!!!!
Be kind to yourself today as you begin to grieve.

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MRE1956 6/1/2012 6:31AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Einstein - know that he'll always be in your heart and his spirit will always be with you......


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JSALERNO 6/1/2012 6:30AM

    I'm so sorry. It's not easy to have to put a pet down but it's better then making it suffer.

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AVANELL 6/1/2012 6:13AM

    Isaiah 63:9 NLT In all their suffering He also suffered, and He personally rescued them. In His love and mercy He redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years.

God hurts when you hurt. He personally comes to your rescue and carries you through the difficult times. He doesn't send someone else to do His job. He is a personal God and in His love and mercy He will comfort you and carry you through this. He is right there beside you crying as you cry, understanding your pain and carrying your load. Lean on Him and trust Him to carry you through.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you.

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MARYJOANNA 6/1/2012 5:20AM

  I know how hard it is to do this. When their quality of life is nothing, it is time. You hate to see them suffer. Of course you will be sad and miss him/her. It is like losing a member of the family. God bless you!

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STALEYK 6/1/2012 5:19AM

    What a difficult time for you. You are in my prayers!

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