The Euthanasia Prayer

The Euthanasia Prayer

Beloved God, Help me to understand that you are/were with me, by my side, helping me to make the
humane decision to end the suffering of my beloved pet. Help me to forgive myself, as you forgive me
lovingly each day for my shortcomings, knowing my heart. Help me to understand that it is good and
noble to have the courage to face such a difficult decision and to make them despite how much it hurts
to do so. Help me to realize that, as my decision was made from love, there is no reason for me to hang
onto the heavy burden of guilt that I feel at times. Help me to realize that, as you have sent us our
beloved pets to be our guardians, we are their guardians in return and are responsible for their every
need – including their need to be free of pain and suffering. Help me to realize that our life together was
a blessing from you and that is you who called them home to Heaven, and that I only took them to the
door, where you gratefully and lovingly welcomed them home. Amen.

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