6 Holy Prayers for Dying Dog

These six prayers for your dying dog ask the Lord for support, strength and for courage. To watch as a beloved and cherished pet passes away takes a toll on one’s mind, heart, and soul. Dogs are not just mere beasts. They are a part of one’s family in every possible way that counts.

When your dog passes, it is bound to leave you feeling angry, desolate, and powerless, just as you would feel when mourning the loss of another human being. So, look to the Lord to guide you through the process of grieving. Look to Him for perseverance, and for the courage to face your dog’s passing. Here are six prayers for a dying dog, to help you pray to God for comfort.

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A Prayer for Comfort and Strength for a Dying Dog

Dear Father, I come to You with my heart full of grief and lay it at Your feet. I ask You for the capacity to bear this tremendous loss. (Pet’s name) is my best friend and he has seen me through many years of joy and laughter, of sorrow and pain. Now, let me be the one to love and care for him, to be his pillar of support. Allow him to draw comfort and relief from me.

Allow me to be with him during his last moments, and hold his paw as he passes over to You. Let his pain ebb and in his final moments, let him feel loved, and know that he is surrounded by people who love him and will continue to love the memory of him. I ask that once he leaves us, that You would be beside him, to comfort and guide him, to remind him of our love for him.

In Your Heavenly name, I believe and pray,
Amen

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A Prayer of Gratitude for a Dog

Dear Father, even as my heart aches at the imminent departure of (Pets name), I am reminded of all the good times I have shared with him. In him, I found my best friend, a brother, and a partner-in-crime and mischief.

In him, I found the most faithful, unassuming and beautiful soul. His propensity for unconditional love taught me how to love and his ever-giving nature taught me how to be generous and to feel joy in sharing the love I have in me to share. I pray to You now, in gratitude for enriching my life with his presence for so many lovely years. I understand that his time with me is nearing an end.

So, I also pray to You to help me remember the gratitude that I feel during the times of grief that is to follow.

In Your Heavenly name, I believe and pray,
Amen

A Prayer Asking for Understanding the Suffering of a Dying Dog

Father, I confess that I don’t always understand why things happen the way they do. I do not understand why illness and pain come into our lives to plague us and take the ones we love away. I confess that in my moments of grief and weakness, I sometimes doubt in Your love for me.

I can see how (Pet’s name) is suffering; he is in pain. If taking him away from us and with You takes away his pain, then I pray for understanding that and accepting it.

I pray that You help me come to terms with the loss of my best friend. Please help me keep my faith in You, in Your Plan and in Your love. I look to You for reassurance, that (Pet’s name) will be in a happy place, safe, and loved, just as I loved him here on Earth.

In Your Heavenly name, I believe and pray,
Amen

A Prayer Asking God to Save a Dying Dog

Heavenly Father, I come to You today to beg You to save (Pet’s name). Remove the disease that ravages his body, hurting him and giving him pain and misery.

Should it be your Will, take away the illness, and give him more time on this earth, to spend with the ones who love and cherish him. Give us time to experience more of the love he so freely showered upon us. Where there is fear, replace it with all Your love, and all of mine too, so that he knows that he is going to get better, one way or another.

In Your Heavenly name, I believe and pray,
Amen

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A Prayer to Express Your Grief for a Dying Dog

Father, (Pet’s name) is slowly fading away and I can see it happen right in front of my eyes. I feel powerless to help him, to take away his suffering and pain. I am afraid of the grief that is to come, once he is gone and I no longer have my best friend with me.

“Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief” (Psalm 31:9, NIV).

Help me to believe that the days that follow his passing will get better, because today, I feel nothing but immense sorrow, hurt, and anger. I feel so much of it that I believe I will be swallowed by it. Help me to stay afloat, to not drown in those feelings of despair and anger, to believe in You and Your love.
While You ease his pain, please take some of mine away, too.

In your Heavenly name, I believe and pray,
Amen

Prayer to Ease a Dying Dog’s Pain

Dear Father, (Pet’s name) is in so much pain. He grows weaker as the hour’s pass, and I know that it won’t be long now before he passes on. But for now, during his last moments on this earth with those who love him sitting around him, I ask that You draw his pain away, to ease his suffering and give him peace and comfort.

I ask that You fill his heart with Your love and with resilience and courage to face the next few hours till You come for him. Until his suffering ends, help him face it with the same unbridled energy that he faced everything else in his life with. He is the strongest, bravest, and most loving dog I know, but he could use Your help and Your energy to guide him this last mile.

I pray to You to comfort him, to let him know how much better my life is because he is in it. I ask that his last moments are filled with comfort, peace, and contentment for a life well-lived.

In Your Heavenly name, I believe and pray,
Amen

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