by Denyse P. Demner / Rabbi Barry H. Block

Prayer for the Death of a Beloved Pet

By Rabbi Barry H. Block

O Lord our God, we come before You this day in sadness. Gimpy, who brought us so much joy in life, has now died. His happy times in our family’s embrace have ended. We miss Gimpy.

Help us, O God, to remember the good times with Gimpy. Remind us to rejoice in the happy times he brought to our home. Let us be thankful for the good life we were blessed to give to him.

We are grateful to You, God, for creating Gimpy, for entrusting him to our care, and for sustaining him in our love for a measure of time. We understand that all lives must die. We knew that this day would come. Yet, O God, we would have wanted one more day of play, one more evening of love with Gimpy.

O God, as we have taken care of Gimpy in life, we ask that You watch over him in death. You entrusted Gimpy to our care; now, we give him back to You. May Gimpy find a happy new home in Your loving embrace.

As we remember Gimpy, may we love each other more dearly. May we care for all Your creatures, for every living thing, as we protected the blessed life of Gimpy. May his memory bless our lives with love and caring forever. Amen.


Denyse P. Demner