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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update from Judy Carman
September 7, 2015

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:


Caged Birds, Imprisoned Pigs; Enslaved Human Beings: I just re-read Marjorie Spiegel’s The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery, about which Gordon Parks says “[it] should be placed in schoolrooms across the universe.”  In it she asks us to look closely at the roots of human violence and oppression and see how it has led to the devastation of nature, animals and millions of human beings.  I wanted to share a verse from a poem she quotes in her book. It was written by Paul Dunbar, a son of two runaway slaves.
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore—
When he beats his bars and he would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to heaven he flings—
I know why the caged bird sings!
This Week’s Prayer: With all caged birds, pigs, cows, goats, fish, dolphins, orcas, elephants, tigers, bile bears, those in labs and zoos and circuses, and all animals and people oppressed and “caged” by human beings—WE FLING OUR PRAYERS HEAVENWARD WITH YOU. We hear your cries; we hear your prayers coming from deep in your hearts; we hear your pleas for freedom for yourselves and for your loved ones. In Martin Luther King’s words we drink from your cup of bitterness with you. We honor you; we love you; and as our prayers ascend along with yours, we ask for strength and right guidance to bring a final and lasting end to your suffering.  You are not alone, dear animals.  We are connected soul to soul, heart to heart, spirit to spirit with you.  And as we breathe deeply and close our eyes, we imagine all your prayers and our prayers ascending out of the billions of pain-filled cries. And as they ascend we see trillions of tiny bits of light and love falling down upon the earth and awakening people everywhere.  We hold this vision for you of EMPTY CAGES and freedom for all beings.       

As always, with tears of gratitude, I send my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for joining this circle of compassion and shining the Light of Truth for all to see, so that one day soon, all beings will live in peace together.

May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all beings everywhere. 
Thank you all for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace for all beings.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy Carman, and greetings from Will, Madeleine, Tara and the Circle of Compassion team

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May this music of liberation and respect for all life bring us closer than
we’ve ever been to a world of peace for all beings everywhere.
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.

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