I GIVE THANKS FOR ALL ANIMALS AND FOR OUR SACRED CONNECTION.
This wondrous world is home to a magnificent array of animals. As I consider the animal kingdom, I give thanks for the animals that are part of my daily life—my pets or those of family and friends and the wildlife that lives nearby. I expand my thoughts to include all creatures of the land, sea, and air. All are an integral part of the world, helping to create our diverse ecosystem.
Today I feel my deep connection to all animals. I learn from the unconditional love of pets as well as from the astute intelligence and sharp instincts of the wild creature.
I recognize my role in both appreciating and protecting animals, and I bless them with thoughts of love, gratitude, safety, and order.
But ask the animals, and they will teach you … In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being.—Job 12:7, 10