Our prayers for all animals continue to circle the earth, to
uplift humanity's consciousness, and to bless the animals themselves.
Thank you for joining people around the world who are praying this
prayer in many different languages but all with the same love:
"COMPASSION ENCIRCLES THE EARTH FOR ALL BEINGS EVERYWHERE"
May 4 was International Respect for
But we’re not too late to help, because the entire month of May is
International Respect for Chickens Month. Karen Davis of United
Poultry Concerns (www.upc-online.org)
has many ideas on the website for
actions to take as well as posters and brochures you can use.
The brave little chicken
A man who had a group of chickens in his back yard described a most
amazing event. When a hawk flew over the yard casting his ominous
shadow, all the chickens ran for the safety of their house—except for
one little hen. Her tiny babies were out in the yard with her and
could not run fast enough. Instead of leaving them, she spread
her wings over them to hide them from the hawk. The bird swooped
down and clawed her in the back but flew away when he couldn’t get a
grip on her. The man ran out expecting the worst.
Thankfully, her wounds were not deep, and she and her babies
survived. This gentleman said that, after seeing that courageous
act, he would always consider it a compliment if someone called him
Prayer for the week
It is with tears of both joy and mourning that we honor the chickens of
the world this week. Their suffering at human hands is
immeasurable. Nearly every baby boy is killed upon hatching, and
nearly every mother will never see her babies or shelter them under her
wings. This week let us shelter all of them beneath the wings of
our prayers and thoughts. Dear chickens of earth, we reach out to
you with our love. We long to gather you all into our arms and
protect you from harm. We do what we can to teach others to see
who you really are, to honor you, and to be grateful for our kinship
with you. We hold the unwavering vision—with you—of the coming
time when all people love you as we do and you are forever free to
raise your children, be with your friends and live in peace and joy.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.
If you haven’t already done so, please join us at the Prayer Circle for Animals facebook page.
(Your donations allow us to continue and expand this prayer ministry)
May this music of liberation and respect for all life bring us closer than
Please visit the website www.circleofcompassion.org often to see updates and special prayers,
and also to join in our "A prayer a day for animals" which features a prayer for a different group of animals each day of the week.
It is also a place to send ideas or prayer requests.
we’ve ever been to a world of peace for all beings everywhere.
Please forward this widely so that we may continue to add more people to our ever-expanding circle of compassion.