15+ Prayers for a Dog’s Good Health or Recovery


Nothing feels more devastating than knowing your furry best friend is sick, injured, or lost. The fear of losing a lifetime companion and family member can be truly heartbreaking. If your dog’s health hangs in the balance, consider a prayer for your dog’s health. It will help you gain strength during these hard times.

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Most religions have prayers for difficult situations in life.  If your dog is going through an illness or difficult surgery, here are some calming prayers to stand beside your loyal friend. If you need to write an encouraging message to a friend, you can include these prayers in cards with pet sympathy messages.

Prayers for a Dying or Terminally Ill Dog

Dogs give their owners love, loyalty, and companionship. When dogs enter their final stage of life, it’s time to make sure they are as comfortable, loved, and cared for as possible. Consider praying over your dog to comfort him in his final moments.

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1. “Prayer for a Path to Heaven” from Christianity

“For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same.” — Ecclesiastes 3:19

Through this verse from the Bible, we can see that God recognizes all creatures. This is also a good reminder that both go to the same place. Consider this verse and be comforted by the knowledge that your dog will be by God’s side, waiting for you in heaven. 

2. “Prayer for the Dying” from Catholicism

“Oh, Jesus! You pity the mourner and broken hearts that groan without consolation. You, loving Father, also have compassion on our tears.”

A prayer during the final moments of your dog can be a very emotional moment, especially for children or those who have lived decades with their loyal friend, growing old together. Reaching out to God or praying can provide words of comfort to give you the serenity necessary to continue to take care of your dog until the end.

3. “To Him We Do Return” from Islam

“Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him do we return.” — Quran 2:156

In Islam, it’s believed that everything comes from Allah, and everything belongs to him. At the end of a life’s journey, everyone goes back to the creator. This prayer can help you meditate on that truth and gives you the assurance that your dog will rest in peace in a better place, next to Allah.

4. “Prayer for Peace” from Buddhism

“May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. ”

Say a prayer for good health and peace. Through this prayer, you ask for your dog’s suffering to stop. Find hope that your dog will be in a better place.

5. “Prayer for a Dog’s Soul” from Christianity

“Hear, Lord, the pleas of your people together with the tears of pain that we feel for the unexpected death of our beloved dog. May ‘Fritzie’ enjoy forever the light and joy of heaven where there is no more suffering or death. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”

One of the hardest things to overcome in life is a terminal illness. When you feel as if there is nothing else you can do to help your dog, consider this prayer for your dog’s health.

6. “Prayer about Death" from Islam

“You who have faith! Do not be like those who disbelieve and say of their brothers, when they went on journeys or military expeditions, ‘If they had only been with us, they would not have died or been killed.’ God will cause them to regret their words. It is God who ordains life and death. God sees what you do”.  — Quran 3:156

Resorting to the mercy of God and praying for your dog’s suffering to end can give you the peace of mind necessary to cope with your grief. Try to make your dog's final moments warm and memorable and remember that your dog’s life is in Allah’s hands.

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7. “Peaceful Prayer” from Islam

“No self can die except with God’s permission, at a predetermined time.” — Surah Al ‘Imran 145

Prayers for a dog’s health such as this one helps make peace with some of the complexity of the issue. It can be difficult to know how to console someone close to losing a pet. Through this prayer, pray for the dog’s peaceful transition to a better place. 

Prayers for a Dog Who’s Sick or Recovering from Surgery

Watching a dog suffer from pain and illness is not an easy task. It’s important to remain calm and serene, however, since your dog needs a relaxing environment.  

When you are feeling downhearted or demoralized, resort to your faith and prayer. lt will give you room for meditation and lift your spirit to continue supporting your dog through his recovery.

8. “A Prayer for Healing” from Judaism

“May the holy blessed one overflow with compassion upon him, to restore, heal, strengthen, and enliven.” — Traditional Jewish prayer, Mi Shebeirach

Your dog might not be as energetic as usual after having had surgery. If you are feeling worried about your pet’s recovery, this prayer will help you regain a calm state of mind and continue to faithfully wait for its swift recovery.

9. “Prayer for Restoration” from Christianity 

“For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds.” — Jeremiah 30:17

Your dog needs you the most during sickness and recovery. This prayer for your dog’s health is a positive affirmation to support your loyal friend and give you some mental relief until its recovery is finalized. 

10. “Healing from Sickness Prayer” from Islam

“Take away the pain, O Lord, and grant healing, for you are the healer. And there is no healing but your healing that leaves no trace of sickness.” — Hadith Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5351

When the healing process from treatments is not satisfactory, resort to your faith to help you cope with this stressful situation. As you pray, remember that God is the healer of all people and animals as well. Praying will help you to keep calm and enable you to overcome this difficult experience.

11. “Prayer to Heal from a Disease” from Greek Orthodox 

“O Lord Almighty, you heal all diseases by your word alone. You chastise with pity and heal because of your goodness. Grant aid and lift him/her from this bed of pain and sickness.”

An encouraging prayer next to your dog will help you and help her know you’re there for her.

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12. “A Mantra for Healing” from Hinduism

“I implore you, the source of the cycle of birth, life, and death, to free me from its bondage, make me fearless, and lead me to the absolute truth and bliss.”

By meditating on this mantra, you can gain a more tranquil state of mind. Meditating has many benefits on our minds and health. This positive affirmation will reverse any negative feeling or outlook and give you faith that your dog will recover.

13. “Medicine Mantra” from Hinduism

”May the many sentient beings who are sick quickly be freed from sickness and may all the sicknesses of beings never arise again.”

Find peace while your dog recovers from surgery. 

14. “Prayer for Good Health” from Catholicism

“Jesus Christ, you crossed towns and villages curing all evil, by your command the sick were cured. We call you today, fill us with all your healing love and heal all those who suffer from viruses and diseases so that they can regain their strength and heal through the efforts of doctors.”

At times, it can be hard to overcome a severe illness. The unwavering strength of Jesus is admirable. With this prayer, find hope and serenity to move forward and continue supporting your dog.

15. “Prayer to Lift Your Spirit Up” from Spiritism 

“Great spirit, drive away from me all forms of sickness and disease and restore strength to my body and joy to my spirit.”

Illnesses have the potential to dry out anyone's mental and physical energy. Help your dog find the motivation to continue on the path of recovery through this prayer.

16. “Cure that What Men Can't Cure” from Catholicism 

" My Lord and my God, by your love and by your mercy heal us from all diseases, especially those that human science fails to cure."

When our human efforts can't help anymore, faith is the answer that offers comfort. Pray for your dog so that you and your furry friend receive hope.

Pray for Your Dog

When it seems as though there is nothing else you could do to help your beloved dog, pray. A prayer for dogs’ health can lift your spirits as well as your pet’s. Consider praying with friends and family as everyone’s good intentions will spread hope for your dog’s quick recovery. 

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