The Guideposts editor-in-chief shares why animal prayers are close to his heart.
What has four legs (more or less) and needs prayers? Probably someone you know.
I’ve said it before—we’re a praying company. GUIDEPOSTS receives hundreds of thousands of prayer requests a year, each and every one prayed for by name and need by staff and by thousands of volunteers around the world. If you have a need, we’ll pray 24/7. That’s the deal.
The prayer requests we get range from pleas for universal peace and harmony to help with a balky transmission in a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville that was headed for a classic car show. Usually people pray for their families, for their health and the health of loved ones, for finances and for freedom from fear and worry. If you want to know what’s important to people, find out what they pray for.
One constant that touches a place in my heart is prayers for pets and animals. As you know, Julee and I have Millie, our two-year-old golden retriever who shows up periodically in some of your favorite videos at Guideposts.com. Millie is family and we will pray for her as quick and naturally as we will pray for any human loved one.
I know you pray for your pets because I get the letters and emails and posts. You’ve asked for prayers for everything from parakeets to a whole herd of cattle.
Here’s what I’d like to propose: a special prayer page for your pets right here on our site. Send a picture along with your specific pet-related prayer request and we’ll post it on the page. You’ll also be able to see and pray for other people’s pets. Meanwhile, check out this video of Millie and me. I think you’ll like it. Millie does.
Edward Grinnan is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of GUIDEPOSTS Publications.