O Lord, deal not with us according to our sins, nor reward us according to our iniquities. Thou healest men and beasts, for Thy mercy is great. Thou openest Thy hand, and fillest with blessing
every living creature.
O God, who hast decreed that the dumb animals should help man
in his labors, we humbly pray Thee, do not permit these animals to perish, because without them man
cannot support and nourish himself.
We call upon Thy mercy, O Lord, without ceasing grant that these animals, afflicted with grievous disease, may be restored to health in Thy name and by the power of Thy blessing. May all the power of the devil
be driven from them so that they will
languish no more. Be Thou, O Lord, the protector of their lives and the healer of their ailments.
Turn away from us, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the scourges of Thy punishment and drive off this disease that attacks these animals, as Thou punishest those who wander from Thy paths, but givest Thy grace
when they have amended their lives. Through Christ
our Lord. Amen.
Translated by Most Reverend J. H. Schlarman Bishop
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O my God, I thank you and I praise
you for accomplishing your holy
and all-lovable will without any regard for mine.
With my whole heart,
in spite of my heart,
do I receive this cross I feared so much!
It is the cross of Your choice,
the cross of Your love.
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