Animal Prayer Guide
This book was a great inspiration for me.
Remembering to keep my pets covered in prayer and protection. Wonderful ideas
and thought provoking! Always a reminder that the Lord wants our pets included
in our prayers, and they are important to Him. Thanks for reminding me!
Wonderful Reading! Highly Recommended!
Thank you so much Niki for writing this much
needed Scripturally based book. It is full of wonderful prayers for all
occassions, delightful stories and pictures, and wonderful thoughts. There's no
other book like it! As people read they will get blessed and comforted and they
will be sending out prayers for all the precious animals of the world. God Bless
You Niki for such a wonderful work!
I use the sample prayers in Animal Prayer Guide
daily for my two cats, Sylvester and Rocky. What a great book! The sample
prayers are so handy to have, and the whole book is so encouraging. I really
like the Blessing of the Animals Service, too. It explains how God wants all His
creatures healthy and well, and is an essential daily tool for your animal
I bought this book when my cat Gareth
disappeared. It was very helpful to me as the author included prayers for
lost, sick and abused animals in general. It makes for a good reference
book, and gives a few ideas on how to get back your pet. It also contains
cute stories about different animals. I got my pet back after loosing him for 9
days. So I highly recommend this book for any animal lovers.
I read Niki Behrikis Shanahan's book, Animal
Prayer Guide, and used the Memorial Service in it. Having this Memorial Service
readily available was especially helpful, as I was at a loss for words or
Scriptures to use during this traumatic time. I love the prayers for saying
grace, for sick pets, the Blessing of the Animals Service, and all the other
prayers that have been prepared and ready for you to customize. She also has
interesting stories and photos throughout the book. I'm glad I have this book on
hand for any situation that may come my way as a pet parent.
Animal Prayer Guide
is written with the firm conviction that animal beings are just as worthy as
humans of the attention, concern, and blessings of their Creator.
J. R. Hyland, Founder of Humane Religion, 2005
Psalms 36:6 assures us that God loves man and animals alike. It is on this scripture that Ms. Shanahan builds the framework of Animal Prayer Guide. Using scriptures as her guide, along with heartwarming stories and photos, the author takes us step by step through daily life with our animal companions. Animals share our world. They breathe the same air we breathe. Animals suffer and die as humans do, and are resurrected into Heaven as we are. It stands to reason then that the same prayers spoken for humans should be prayed for animals.
The author makes her case for animals beautifully through God's Word. She also shares stories of miracle healings and angelic protection related to animals. For the readers' convenience, model prayers are offered for a variety of needs including:
praying over our pets' food and water;
Most of us grieve over the loss of a pet as much or sometimes more than the loss of a human friend because animals love as God loves, unconditionally. The Animal Prayer Guide offers hope and comfort to all readers who love and care about their pets. This quote from St. Francis of Assisi sums up this book perfectly: "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
This book is highly recommended for people who love and care about their animal companions.
Animal Prayer Guide is a lovely book. I now feel that I can ask the Lord for healing for myself as well as my pets. In the past I did not want to ask for things for myself, but after reading Animal Prayer Guide and seeing the Bible scriptures and prayers, I know that I can. Believe it of not ..... I feel better already!
Marg, Belguim, June 8, 2005
Animal Prayer Guide is a wonderfully comforting and inspirational book!
By writing Animal Prayer Guide, Niki Behrikis Shanahan has empowered the laity to pray and hold services for their beloved animal companions and for all other animals. Unfortunately, this is something that most clergy have refused or have been very reluctant to do.
For many people, companion animals are like their children. They want them to be healthy and happy and to enjoy the life God has given them. They're concerned when they're sick, and they mourn deeply over their loss. As a retired pastor, I continue to counsel and pray with people who grieve over the death of any loved one, and it is obvious that the emotional stress is the same for both humans and other animals. These people want the assurance that beloved companions will be in heaven. Animal Prayer Guide will make this comforting ministry easier.
Throughout this book the author has shown the world that all living beings, whether human or non-human, were lovingly created by God, and that there is a place in heaven for us all. Furthermore, this book confirms that all beings are worthy of our prayers and God's blessings. If it is proper to pray for humans, it is also proper to pray for all other animals.
Sample blessings and prayers are sprinkled throughout all the chapters of Animal Prayer Guide, and in the last chapter there is a sample memorial service.
Niki Behrikis Shanahan's Animal Prayer Guide is a much needed "tool" to help people comfortably pray for animals, everywhere and for every need. Thank you, Niki, for writing it.
My prescription: provide good food and exercise, see your veterinarian for yearly exams, and use the prayers in this wonderful book.
Absolutely packed full of essential knowledge, this work should be kept as a reference book for all those who love God's creation. It is clear and concise, informative and Biblical, yet folded within the pages, is the heart of God, His love for you and His love for His creation. This is a must read, a must have reference work, that you will refer to time and time again. Questions answered and backed up by Scripture, sample prayers to use along the way, and encouragement to never give up can all be found within the pages of this book.
Rev. Shirley Johnson, Florida
There has long been a need for such a prayer guide and I am very grateful to the Lord that He has inspired Niki Behrikis Shanahan to produce this labor of love. The Animal Prayer Guide is a logical and worthy sequel to her book There Is Eternal Life For Animals. It will be an encouragement, inspiration, and comfort to many of Godís people who love Godís animals.
Rev. Dr. Peter
I just finished reading Animal Prayer Guide, and it is a beautiful book! You have not only told how to properly pray for our pets and all animals, you have also provided a good start for anyone who wants to learn how to pray in faith and get results. The stories you included were heartwarming and special, and you have included much Scripture as a basis for all that you are sharing. This book will be a blessing to animal lovers, just as There Is Eternal Life For Animals has been.
Animal Prayer Guide is a lifelong treasury of hope and love not only for you and your cherished companion animals, but also for all of those less fortunate who are lost, alone and abandoned. Based purely on Bible Scripture, the prayers in Animal Prayer Guide will be a source of comfort and assurance for you and your pets for many years to come. Filled with numerous true stories of wit and wisdom in equal parts, Ms. Shanahanís second book is a pure delight. This book shatters the myth that animals are outside the circle of Godís abiding love and compassion, and calls upon all of us to be Good Shepherds ... not only for our own pets, but for ALL of Godís creatures.
Animal Prayer Guide is a moving and insightful book for those who want to pray for their pets and all animals. The scriptures on prayer, faith, and receiving answers from God are a balm for the soul from the Word of God. A blessing and a must read for all animal lovers, just as There Is Eternal Life For Animals is.
President & Founder
It is helpful for us to be able to turn to some form of already constructed prayer to help us communicate with God quickly, directly and effectively. Animal Prayer Guide is destined to become a basic in any animal-lovers library.
& Lauren McLaughlin
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