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Spirit of Life
Spirit of Life
Prayer

Spirit of life, help me remember
that all animals belong.
Bless the bats for eating mosquitoes.
Bless the crows and buzzards
for cleaning up the dead,
and bless even the snakes,
who keep the mice out of the rice.
Each of them is important.
And each does good in its own way.
Blessed be.

About the Author

  • The Rev. Eliza Blanchard is affiliate minister at First Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts. Her ministry includes Spiritual Nurture for Animal Caretakers . She is the editor of A Child’s Book of Blessings and Prayers and A Child’s Book of Animal Poems and Blessings and the...

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