Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a French-German theologian, physician, philosopher and musician – and, in my opinion, a uniquely loving human being. One of our volunteers was kind enough to share the following with me, and I was deeply moved by Schweitzer’s words https://slotsonlinecanada.ca/. I hope you are, too.
A Prayer for Animals
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends, the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering:
for any that are hunted or lost of deserted
or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them
we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.
– Albert Schweitzer