ICF Prayer Focus
Those who work with animals
Caring God, when You called Yourself Good Shepherd, You reminded us that those who tend the creatures of your making have much to teach us about watching over one another; you commended to us a model of leadership that stands against those who would seek to control and lord over others; and gave dignity to a profession that many chose to despise. Caring for animals so often requires that we follow the course and processes of nature, and so remind us that we are not controllers of our own destiny but live under Your Sovereignty. So we pray for those who care for animals; in our world of convenience food, may we not forget the processes by which it Is made available and whether animals are raised for our sustenance or our pleasure, may those who care for them act responsibly, remembering that theirs is the task of caring for part of your creation. AMEN