Albert Schweitzer, a brilliant and talented man, held fast in his heart a deep reverence for life. Respect for and service to living things was the center of his being. This winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was our own generation's "Leonardi da Vinci". Read his short biography, and read his prayer for our non-human friends and neighbors.
Prayer for the 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 or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for all 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.
by Dr. Albert Schweitzer