If you own a pet, it’s a good idea to pray for them, just like you would pray for the safety and wellness of your own child.
Prayer can prevent trouble, deal with it more effectively when it does occur, and help that pet stay healthy and well.
In my own prayers for pets, I like to start with the truth about God’s pets, since all of creation belongs to God first and foremost anyway.
God’s pets are God’s own ideas. They are spiritual creatures that possess eternal life and health. They are indestructible, incorporeal, and heavenly. They are not fallible mortal creatures that are susceptible to hurt or harm, lack or loss. They are eternal beings forever safe and preserved in divine Mind. They are sustained and supported by spiritual Life long before we know anything about them, and long after.
What we see with the human eye is a present human interpretation of what exists as reality in divine Mind. So, the opportunity in owning pets, is to not get mesmerized by any current material view, which may be either good or bad, but keep focused on the spiritual idea, which brings improvement to the human scene when appropriate.
One time, our dog developed a huge growth on her jaw. The outward picture was ugly and frightening. I prayed vociferously to get that physical picture out of mind and replace it with the spiritual truth about our dog. In my prayers, I rejected disease or any threat to her life, and knew that she was a spiritual idea in the Mind of God that was eternally preserved in her natural and God-given state of perfection. The error dissolved from my thought entirely, and all I could see with my thought was the perfect dog. The tumor vanished shortly thereafter.
So, prayer does help. It can make all the difference in preserving the health and happiness of your pets.
God’s pets are God’s ideas, and they are perfect in Mind at all times. See them that way, and that spiritual view will bring blessing to them and to you.
“God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 550.