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[Include this paragraph if there is any chance that someone may believe you are heretically praying for the salvation of the animal's personal soul. Which is usually.]
I do not know, Lord, and am unworthy to inquire, what plan of salvation you may have for this creature. But I beseech You, who in Your unfathomable wisdom have made even Your sinless creation subject to futility in hope of salvation from corruption into Your glorious freedom, to extend all such mercy You have planned for that with which we have had this privilege of sharing Your gift of life.

[Include this paragraph if we were responsible for its unnecessary death.]
Forgive us, Lord, in our haste and our brokenness, poor and unprofitable stewards of these Your gifts, and ever guide us to repentance that we may do all things in accordance with Your will.

Lord Jesus Christ our God, bless this Your creature in accordance with its kind, as it returns to its dust whence it had been brought forth from Your living earth, that all your creation may be restored to the joy of Your salvation, O Resurrection and Life, in Your everlasting mercies with Your unoriginate Father and All-Holy, Good and Life-Giving Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.


[Written for want of anything remotely resembling such an occasional prayer in either the little red Antiochian prayer book or the green Ancient Faith prayer book, and the total inappropriateness of attempting to use any existing prayer for the dead as a base.]

Date: September 25th, 2015 08:17 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pharmakeiaspring
That is a wonderfully bet-hedging prayer...


http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=16743.0


Reply #3
"The mechanics of salvation is only detailed for humans though, and what "renewed" means is open for debate. Whether God restores and renews plants, bacteria, amoebas, etc., I don't know.."

Imagine if God reconstituted every bacteria I've ever mucked about with in the afterlife and I had to account for myself to them 0_o...

Date: September 28th, 2015 08:19 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pharmakeiaspring
I do like my seafood...

I know this

if life is illusion, then I am no less an illusion, and being thus, the illusion is real to me. I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content.

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