My holiday prayer

I have been thinking about all of the things that have been blessings and things I wish would change. The DOR says that this year has been full of blessings and miracles...I believe she is right. She says we must remember to be grateful for our blessings, for if we take them for granted we will loose them. Here are a few of the blessings we horses have had: I have a DOR that thinks I am the finest horse she has ever known, Freedom being here and healthy at his age, Harley still walking well, Salty's knee and heart hanging in there, Ginger not being so shaggy, Scooby having a job, and Hank...well he is just good ol' Hank.
We are in a place where there is plenty to eat, shelter from storms, and when our time comes we will be allowed to cross the rainbow bridge with dignity.
Not all creatures, humans included, are as fortunate as we are.
I want to share the prayer I said on the night God grants the animals the gift of speech.

To him who is Lord of all. He who watches the creatures of the sea, the winged, the four legged, the two legged, the reptile, and all manner of living creatures. To him who holds all living creatures in the palm of his hand, he who loves us all.
May all God's creatures learn to live in peace.
May fighting and wars become things of the past.
May we all have shelter and enough to eat.
May those who have plenty share with those in need.
May we serve God's purpose with pride and grace.
May we remember that the way we live our lives is a way to honor you.
May we never cause a tear to be shed.
May we bring joy to those who are in sorrow.
May we speak softly and always have a gentle hand.
When our days are at an end may we be granted a dignified death.
May the words "I love you" be on our final breath.
These things I ask in the name of the small child who once laid in a manger.

I hope that he listened and that you all have a wonderful year.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR


Amanda said...

Today my Holiday Prayer is that Fedex will find my missing package and get it delivered to my house before winter is over. I guess I am shallow.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Nice post. All good wishes.

Florida Beach Basics said...

Amen! marge

ramblingwoods said...

That is beautiful Jack..I feel sorry for all the critters who don't get good homes like you and my cats...Happy Holidays...

squirrelmama said...

Cactus Jack, you not only speak well but you pray beautifully. All the best for the year ahead, you Happy Appy! :-)

Torsdag said...

Thank you for this prayer,
and all the best for the horse and the people taking care in 2009.
May be Mr. Obama is a blogger too, he should read the prayer (-: !!!
Hallo from Germany

Mountain Woman said...

What a beautiful prayer.
We are all so fortunate to have many blessings in our life. I have been reading almost daily about all the horses losing their homes because their caretakers can no longer afford the hay or the board. Some are being left in the woods just abandoned. It is a wonderful thing in life to have found such a caring, loving DOR.


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