THE UNIVERSAL PRAYER CIRCLE FOR
Compassion Encircles the Earth
for All Beings Everywhere
join the Prayer Circle for Animals, send
e-mail to Judy Carman.
Action and Prayer—a powerful combination.
The Prayer Circle for Animals (PCA) is a non-denominational circle
of people devoted to using the power of prayer, meditation, and/or focused
thought to liberate all animals from human oppression and exploitation.
PCA believes that, by adding the power of prayer to all the other animal
rights work currently being done, this powerful circle of prayers will
strengthen us all, hasten the transformation we are seeking, and more intensely
awaken, within people, the ever-loving presence of Spirit in this noble cause.
The deep-seated cause of animal suffering.
PCA believes that animal cruelty and exploitation are symptoms of a
deeply embedded and misguided cultural belief system that maintains that human
beings have the right to commodify, exploit, enslave, and kill whomever society
deems “less than human.” Together
we are addressing the cause of animal suffering holistically, both physically
through action, and metaphysically by spiritually encircling and embracing the
world with an energy field of compassion and reverence for all beings.
We must not underestimate how powerful our thoughts and prayers can be.
PCA honors all traditions.
PCA honors the prayer traditions of all religions and encourages
participants to use forms of prayer, meditation, or focused thought that are
comfortable. There are no
requirements to joining the Prayer Circle for Animals other than an interest in
helping animals through prayer and a willingness to commit to prayerfully
repeating at least once daily this Universal Prayer for the Animals in a
heartfelt mood of thanksgiving for the ongoing manifestation of love and peace
Here is the daily prayer.
COMPASSION ENCIRCLES THE EARTH FOR ALL BEINGS
Suggestions for expanding your commitment.
PCA offers several suggestions for expanding your commitment beyond
the daily prayer.
prayer gains power and effectiveness when our very lives are reflections of
our prayers, we encourage participants to adopt a cruelty-free, vegan
lifestyle. Such a commitment
involves not using animals for food, clothing, beauty and cleaning products,
exploitative entertainment, and other forms of abuse and oppression. Also,
eating organically grown foods helps protect birds, wildlife, and insects
from pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins.
setting time aside daily for the prayer, PCA also encourages participants to
join together for prayer vigils at such places as slaughterhouses, factory
farms, circuses, zoos, racetracks, hunts, research facilities, and fast-food
recommend (but do not require) taking this vow to participate in the Prayer
Circle for Animals: “For the rest of my life, I vow to do all I can to
stop the suffering of feeling creatures.
I will not abuse, kill, or treat animal beings as commodities, or ask
others to do so for me. I vow
to do what I can to bring caring, freedom, kindness, compassion, and respect
to all my animal brothers and sisters who love life and want to live and be
you wish to spend more time in meditation regarding a certain animal or a
particular atrocity, we offer this outline for affirmative prayer as a
helpful guide. Affirmative
prayer can be adapted to any religious tradition and fits just as well
outside any particular doctrine. Affirmative
prayer is different from some prayer styles, because rather than asking for
changes in the way animals are treated, affirmative prayer affirms the
understanding that all living beings are manifestations of Infinite Spirit
and that the desired change already exists in truth and is waiting to be
manifested in the material world. There
are six steps:
the problem or challenge, e.g., 48 billion land animals and 89 million
tons of marine animals are killed in the world for food each year.
that the problem has no real power, for only love has permanent,
infinite, and eternal power.
and prayerfully affirm that the best and most loving outcome already
exists on the spiritual plane and is already taking form.
thanks and open all your senses to imagine and feel right now in the
present moment that this loving outcome is real.
your oneness with the universe, with the Divine, and with the answered
prayer and the beings involved.
it with joy to the nurturing care of Spirit
The spiritual connection between animal beings
and human beings grows out of the understanding that we are all expressions of
an infinite loving Presence, and as we acknowledge this interconnection and live
in harmony with it, our very lives become prayers of compassion and healing.
The Prayer Circle for Animals was initiated by
Will Tuttle and Judy Carman. We
welcome your comments and suggestions. Please
spread the word and ask others to join our Circle.
As each new person adds his or her voice, the power of our vision grows
and draws it closer to manifestation. We
are working together in one spirit with the animals to create the most massive
paradigm shift ever known on this planet. We
are praying together and envisioning together the dawning of an entirely new
humanity—one that finally and truly understands that all life is sacred and
Thank you for joining the Prayer Circle for
Animals. You are a true hero to the
dear animals of earth and to us as well.
“Until he extends his circle of compassion to
all living things, man will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer
Questions or comments? Send e-mail
to Judy Carman.