Those who work with animals
Livestock farmers operating in open or battery conditions. Llivestock transporters and slaughterers. Specialist breeders, employees of animal welfare societies, veterinary surgeons and staff. Staff of kennels, catteries, stables and aviaries, bee keepers, pet shop owners; zoo and wildlife park owners and workers; fishermen; all using animal life for medical and other research; zoologists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, gamekeepers, wardens of nature reserves and staff of city farms.
Caring God, when You called Yourself Good Shepherd, You reminded us that those who tend the creatures of your making have much to teach us about watching over one another; you commended to us a model of leadership that stands against those who would seek to control and lord over others; and gave dignity to a profession that many chose to despise. Caring for animals so often requires that we follow the course and processes of nature, and so remind us that we are not controllers of our own destiny but live under Your Sovereignty. So we pray for those who care for animals; in our world of convenience food, may we not forget the processes by which it Is made available and whether animals are raised for our sustenance or our pleasure, may those who care for them act responsibly, remembering that theirs is the task of caring for part of your creation. AMEN
Regular prayer for the world of work can be a significant feature in Sunday services. ICF
seeks to provide a variety of resources to help those who prepare these. Prayer of this nature
is important because:
Each week, we highhlight different groups of workers and encourage our members and followers to particularly
pray for people who work in that sector. We also encourage local churches to include regular prayers for the world of work
As you pray, Consider what might be said in the context of thanksgiving, confession and intercession, both for the workers concerned and for those present.