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#BlessedBreak – St. Francis

Proverbs 12:10

The righteous know the needs of their animals,
    but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.


God who created and cares for all creatures,

We give you thanks for the animals who have become our companions, for their loyalty, their love, and the life they bring to us. Equip us to know their needs, and to care for your creatures as you do.




*This week’s video celebrates the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi and includes music he composed to celebrate all creatures, called ‘Canticle of the Sun.’ Many churches – including ours – celebrate Francis by offering a blessing of the animals. Pastor Nancy will offer pet blessings from 7-8pm this Wednesday, October 4.

#BlessedBreak is a video devotional that offers readers a quick respite for spiritual sustenance. Keep an eye on ACoB’s online sites for more of this digital sanctuary.




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