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A Prayer for Pets and Service Animals

grateful for every day I have with them. My love them for them inspired me to write the following prayer. Please feel free to use this prayer in your own personal devotions or to adapt it to a worship setting. I think it might work well on the Feast Day of St. Francis or perhaps for a service of the blessing of the animals.

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Devotion: The New Birth Is Like Hatching from an Eggshell (His Encouragement)

 Receiving the new birth completely changes the way we see the world. It's the difference between being stuck inside a dark egg or being alive outside in the world. This Lent, we are reminded that if we trust in God, Christ will help us to break out of our shells int to the glorious resurrection of an Easter morning. 

A large gray cat with green eyes lounges on a chair
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Devotion: Cats don’t need to repent— but we do! (His Encouragement)

Something about cats and Lent just seem together! My husband says he has never seen any cat who was every sorry for anything. Cats don't need to repent, but humans do! During Lent, we make time for repentance and lamentation.

A black and white photo of a large grey cat with green eyes
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Wordless Wednesday: Zeus the Cat

Hooray! It's time for, "Wordless Wednesday!" For this meme, the blogger simply shares an image without any words; however, because I believe in accessibility, I will provide a caption. That way my friends with low vision will be able to participate as well! Image: A black and white photo of my cat, Zeus. His name… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Zeus the Cat