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Prayer for Milo

Is it sacrilegious to pray for the healing of an animal? Is it disrespectful to God?


While I don’t at all equate animals with humans, and while I see no evidence in God’s Word that animals have an eternal soul, as do people, God did create everything that is living, and I suspect he has an interest in His beings. After all He is aware of every sparrow that falls. I know He loves Chloe and her little puppy Milo who is very sick. Milo has parvo, is being treated by a veterinarian, but his situation is quite serious. If you don’t find it irreverent or disrespectful, would you say a little prayer this morning for Milo.

Update 9:30 Sunday:

Weeping in the Buxton homes. Milo has died. Chloe is devastated.


By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

8 replies on “Prayer for Milo”

Animals do have spirits…you can see when they die how the spirit leaves them. Souls are not spirits. Souls are our personalities and our minds. Spirits are what live on and yes all spirits are eternal. I have prayed over my animals and laid hands on them and have had some healed, some not. God cares about our motives, and if it is done out of love then how can it be wrong? Have we become like the saduccess and the pharissees only caring about the law and not about the heart of the matter? Forgive my spelling. But you get what I am saying. I found your blog when I was searching for Floyd Odom online. I have been thinking of visiting a local pentecostal church, here in Decatur, AL. But could not find any information online about them. I saw your post a few years ago with Bro. Odom in it. I didn’t know if that was the same one as here or not. Have a wonderful new year!


Reading this poem always makes Mariah and I feel better about our very much loved pets that are waiting for us. Maybe it will help Chloe.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…


Sister Buxton, I feel that what makes us happy makes God happy and tho pets may or may not have a soul I believe that God cares about them just as much as He cares about us. I mean if our children are happy then aren’t we and we care about everything that has to do with them ? and I don’t feel that it is sacreligious to pray for our “furkids” because we love them as well and they are totally devoted to us.


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