St Francis Prayer For Sick Pets {4 Examples}

Whether you’re a human or animal, sickness and disease are terrifying experiences. They usher in sad feelings and kill our moods as we try to treat our usually joyful pets. Fortunately, we can gain strength through St. Francis prayer for animals as we plead for the restoration of good health.       

4x St Francis Prayer For Sick Pets

st francis prayer for sick pets

For All Animals

Good St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, you devoted your life to God by expressing a profound love for all his creations. You cared for the poor; you catered for the sick, and even preached sermons to animals to show us that all creatures are sister and brother under God.

We call upon you to help us follow your compassionate example. Let us treat each and every single living thing with love and kindness. Grant us empathy to embrace all creatures as member of one family and offer dignity to all of God’s creations. Invite us just as you invited all people, animals, plants, the environment and even Brother Sun and Sister Moon to give praise and honor to the most High.    

We ask that you inspire us in the name of Jesus, to keep ever alive a sense of fraternity with all those beautiful and good things that Almighty God has created. And that you remind us of our serious obligation to watch over and respect animals in light of being one big interconnected family. We ask that pray for all the sick animals and pets, and ask God to hear the pleas of sick pets all over the world.


For Sick Pets

Heavenly Father, creators of heaven and earth, you made all that we see and gave man dominion over your creations – for that we are grateful.  We thank you for the gift of our special animal companions who have brought nothing but love and joy in our lives.

We come before you today dear Lord asking for you healing power and mercies. We ask that you take away the suffering of our beloved pet (mention name here), and restore them to good health. Almighty God, make our special companion whole again; help them overcome whatever weakness of the body they may have, and they will join us in worshiping your name.

Whenever I see (pet’s name) playing/running/jumping around, I know and believe that they are singing praises in your name. Fill them with your healing light and rejuvenate their energy so they may continue to be living proof of your awesome nature. But most of all, give us a new understanding of our responsibilities so we may care for the environment as your Holy word decrees. This we pray trusting and believing in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,


For Our Dying Pets

In your infinite wisdom Mighty God, you created the universe and breathed life into our planet. Every living thing is a part of you, and we are your trusted caretakers. I especially thank you for blessing us with our special companions who bring so much joy in our lives.

That’s why it’s so painful to watch them suffer dear Jesus. You have been faithful and healed them numerous times over the years. For that we are grateful. But this time, we fear the worst for our lovely pet, we can see that the end is near.       

We ask that you perform a miracle and grant our special family member a long, healthy life. But if you see fit to give them rest and take them away from us, give us strength to bear the loss. Help us understand they are not really gone from us, but instead drawn closer to you. And for every animal and pet lover out there who has to put their companions or flocks down due to disease or injury, grant them strength as they try to end the animal’s suffering.

Father, please grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi and watch over all animals until they are with you for all eternity – where we hope to someday join then in praising your Holy name.  


Traditional Franciscan Prayer for Sick Pets

Quick FYI: In the old days whenever an animal was sick, a Franciscan friar called to local farms to pray for the animal to be healed. After the prayer, he would sprinkle Holy water brought from the friary over the sick animal and give some to the farmers to bless their livestock. Below is the exact prayer uttered by the Franciscan priest; the parts with V were said by the priest while the congregation present responded with R.       

V: Our help comes to us in the Name of the Lord,

R: He who made the heavens and earth.

V: Dear Lord, please do not deal with us according to our sins,

R: Nor render judgment unto us according to our inequities.

V: For all humans and animals under Thy domain, Thou wilt save

R: O God, according to the measure Thou has multiplied Thy Mercy.

V: Thou wilt open Thy Hand,

R: And fill all animal with Thy blessings.

V: Oh Lord please hear my prayer,

R: Let my pleafull cry come unto Thee

V: May the Lord always be with you,

R: And with Thy spirit as well.

V: Let us pray. Dear Lord who offered the solace of animals unto the labors of men. Humbly we beg Thee not to allow our animals to perish, without whom our homes feel dull and empty. Heal your flock’s special companions though Crist Our Lord.

Humbly do we pray for Thy mercy so that all pets vexed by grave infirmity may be made whole in Thy Name and the Virtue of Thy blessing (make sign of cross over pet). Let them not be sick anymore, extinguish in them every evil spirit oh Defender of life and Redeemer of health.

R: Amen

V: We beseech Thee to kindly turn aside all scourges from Thy faithful and drive always all ailment and disease. So that all who have been punished for wandering from your path may be corrected and be favored with Thy mercies, through Christ our Savior.

R: Amen

If you’re looking for more prayers, why don’t you have a look at the following prayer for better days, for your dog in heaven, this one to St. Benedict, or this one for wedding rehearsal dinner?

28 thoughts on “St Francis Prayer For Sick Pets {4 Examples}”

  1. I love this prayer to st francis I have bren saying it fot puppy goose and he getting better thank u st francis for hearing my prayer

  2. My budgie was found sick and I’m trying to help and pray for her. I’m praying she gets better. Thank God for such a wonderful animal prayer to help, Amen.

  3. My dog, Zenji, is old and has suddenly become ill. I ask St Francis to intercede for us and restore her health so the we may have a little more time together, God’s will be done.

    • My dog is sick she is 11 yrs. old may I ask you what pray you said so you had more time with your pet?
      Thank you very much I hope I haven’t bothered you.

  4. I had to put my doggie down and I find so much comfort in these prayers. When he was sick I couldn’t even search for prayers, I was in such denial, I pray he understands. Lord please take care of Mack.

  5. Saint Francis de Asisi please I am seeking your comport for Kaikai our pet Dog. Give her your healing power that Kaikai can recover from sickness. Lord please take care of my Kaikai. Amen..

  6. St. Francis of Assisi I beg of you to protect and ask God to heal my Jack. Please intercede for me to have Our Lord heal his liver. Amen

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  7. St Francis of Assisi, I pray to you today to heal my dog who is very ill and has alot of life ahead and to take good care of him while I sleep. Amen

  8. Dear st Francis of Assisi,I beg an pray to you an to God to please help my mother’s little green an yellow bird fight an live another day an to live a good life an grow old an I just ask that you give the bird the strength to live until I have the money to care for this poor harmless animal ,so please give this animal a second chance an give it the will to fight for it’s life ,thank you amen

  9. St Francis – my sons dog, Ramsey cannot stand on his own , he’s a Swiss Mt. Dog…they have to put him down tomorrow , please intercede to our Heavenly Father for a miracle for his healing and emotional healing for my son and his family…thank you St Francis 🙏

  10. Tomorrow we will have to put down our much loved Irish Wolfhound, Murphy. Murphy was the best dog for our family. Thank you God for the gift of this gentle giant. We return him back to you, Father…. Until we are reunited once again.

  11. Thank you so much for these beautiful prayers for my precious princess who I’ll I know she will be blessed and back to herself once again. God and all the saints are miracle’s in our lives. God Bless 🙏🏼

  12. Derar sweet Jesus, thou has given and thou takest away. I thank you for the gift of my cat Molly. I beg thee in thy mercy hear my prayer and grant to me the healing of my Molly. I ask this through the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thy will be done Lord.

  13. Our beloved dog Fluffy is sick with diarrea. All gets in our area are on vacation until after the holidays (January 9,2023 cause we live in Puerto Rico). My car broke down as I can’t get to a get that’s open ( 4 hours away). Please Jesus…Please heal our be!over Fluffy.

  14. I humbly ask you dear St. Francis of Assisi to intercede for me and ask God to heal our 2yr old cat who has FIP. I will always be so very grateful to you and will ensure my kids understand the power of God our Father. Please, please lay your healing hands on our very much loved Kenny.
    Thank you very much.
    Deirdre McAndrew

  15. Dear St Francis
    Please pray for my cat Pee Wee. She has a cancer on her lip. She still eats using one side of her mouth. I know she is 15 years old but i pray she will be healed or at least stop the cancer from growing. She still enjoys the evening breez. Please let her live longer and let her have no pain. Father GOD BLESS her vet Maurice. He has been so kind. BLESS him big time AMEN please let Pee Wee have more time. Amen.❤🐈

  16. Dear St. Francis,
    Please pray and ask our beautiful God to heal our two horses. Dakota who has anemia and Cheyanne who we rescued from slaughter and has many issues. Please let their pain
    be gone and live a pain free life.
    Thank You and God Bless

  17. Dear God, please heal our 12 year old Morkie. Her name is Cookie. She had a cancerous tumor removed before Christmas, but it’s malignant and likely regrowing. Please heal her or give her as much pain free time with us as You will.

  18. Dear God, please heal our goats who have been diagonised with lumpy skin dicease,it been 10yrs and they are part of my family,i really cant bear with the pain they are undergoing through please may they be well again Lord of mercy

  19. St Francis, Please heel my 9 year old cat Leyla from her suffering. She’s been diagnosed with Cancer in her lungs and a thyroid issue. Please I pray to you St Martin de Porres,St Jude and God who brought Leyla into my life 6 years ago. Please restore her health so that she may live many more years to come.

  20. Our 5 month old black lab Jax whom we got as a companion for the 10 year old German shepherd is very sick. He’s on the way to the ER as we speak and I am filled with sadness. I pray god can give us the wisdom in understanding our responsibilities as puppy parents. We are no where near wealthy, and I pray the hospital will have compassion towards Jax rather than money. But most of all, I pray to both God and St. Francis to comfort and heal Jax,(every single hurting and sick animal). Please allow this goofy, big hearted puppy more time to spend with his family. Playing with his big sister, waking up his dad by taking up all the space on his pillow just to cuddle with us, and stealing moms shoes the moment they come off. Allow him to be the source of our smiles for a while longer.

  21. St. Francis,
    I place Elvis aka Cow in your healing hands. Dr is about to remove breathing tube and we pray that he is able to breathe on his own and that the swelling in his throat heals. We ask this in your name. Hear our prayers. Amen

  22. Thank you st Francis. For helping me. Administer meds to monkey please keep him in your loving care he is such a good kitty. And he deserves to be free of his pain. Thank you. He needs for the swelling to go down in his paw. It is so very painful

  23. Pat,
    June 22, 2023
    Saint Francis,
    Please help my dog Palin, she has splenic cancer. The Vet can do nothing for her. I am praying to our Lord God, my mother Mary and to you Saint Francis to please “Heal”my Palin. She has always been such a good girl, she is far too young to be so sick. Please find it in your heart to help her be free of this horrible tumor. Wrap your arms around her and let her be free of this illness.


  24. St Francis, please heal our 9 month old kitten, Oliver. He has an autoimmune disease in which his body is attacking his red blood cells. He is on medicine now, please let the medicine start working and restore him to good health. Please help his blood counts go up and stay up at levels where they should be. Please give him strength and good health, and please work through his doctor team. Hold him in your arms and let him be able to live a long and happy life in our family. Thank you so very much. Amy

  25. Please pray my Maya a little mixed rescue 16 yr old. Dog will be healed of all infections. And remain with me for a time longer.

  26. Dear St. Francis,

    St. Francis,
    Please help our beloved cat, Nala. She is older (almost 15 years old) and is now very sick. I am praying for a miracle, St Francis. It’s been a very tough few years for our family and Nala has been my steadfast companion through it all. I ask for more time with my special friend.
    Thank you for your help St Francis and thank you to my fellow readers for your prayers.


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