Grief over a cat can be so difficult, and we are so sorry you are going through this. Cats become part of your family and their absence is a daily reminder of one of life’s most certain realities, death. The reality of the loss of your cat is a reminder to us that something is wrong with this world.
In the very beginning when God created the world it was perfect and good. Adam and Eve lived with the animals in perfect harmony while being in the presence of God. Then sin entered the world, and death with it. Death will come for us and our pets.
By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19 ESV)
As we pray for the loss of our cats and grieve we must remember the truth that we live in a broken world. Our grief does not need to end there though because Christ has come to defeat death.
As you process and pray over the loss of your cat we hope that you can find hope in God’s promises. We hope these prayers help you grieve and process the loss of your cat.
Short Prayer For Loss Of Cat
God, I’m grieving right now because I have lost my cat. My cat was like family to me and I miss her terribly.
Please give me the strength to continue to live for you as I process this grief. Give me hope that this pain will not last forever. And I pray for peace because I know you are a sovereign God and in control of everything.
I pray these things, in Jesus’s name, Amen.
Prayer For A Euthanized Cat
God, you are mighty. You give life and you give it abundantly. Your love for me is perfect and I thank you for my life and my cat’s life.
I loved my cat, and she knew that because she loved me back in return. I pray my love for her was done in a way that glorified you, God. You are the creator of all things, even my cat.
God, be with me today as I have to put my cat down. Thank you for the vet who has cared for my cat so well. Thank you that I will be with my cat in her last moments.
Making tough decisions for my cat was very difficult. I pray that all my decisions are always led by you, help me to seek you in all that I do.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)
Lord, I don’t know why her life ended in so much pain, but I know you are good. When I’m tempted to only think of the events of this day and the decisions I made, help me to instead think of you, and your goodness. I pray all of this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For Grieving The Loss Of A Cat
God, I loved my cat. My heart feels like it is breaking. Thank you for being a God who cares about me so much that you care even now when I’ve lost my cat.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18 ESV)
It seems like the time I had with her was too short. Help me to trust in your sovereignty and control to know that the amount of time I had with my cat was perfect in your plan. Give me peace in this truth as I grieve my cat.
God, you know what is best for me, and in that knowledge you allowed me to love and be loved by my cat. Thank you for giving me good gifts.
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32 ESV)
God, when I’m tempted to shut down and only grieve my cat help me to remember this truth, that the greatest gift you have ever given me is your son. Thank you for giving him up so that I may receive the gift of eternal life.
God, when this grief springs up on me, and I am caught off guard, I pray that I will quickly remember your goodness and promises to me. Help me to grieve in a way that honors you. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Thankful Prayers, Because My Cat Taught Me About God’s Grace
God, I want to thank you for the time I had with my cat. It is not easy to think about and the pain of her death seems to clobber me at unexpected moments. But as I think back on my cat’s life I realize it has taught me more about your grace. And because of that, I want to thank you.
God, my cat taught me about your common grace. I loved my cat and in return she loved me. This relationship was a gift from you. It was not something I deserved but her life was a beautiful season in my life where I got to experience a relationship with another one of your creations.
God, my cat reminded me that death is imminent. You give life and you will take it away. You are the author of everything and sovereign over it all.
And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21 ESV)
God, thank you for allowing my cat to also teach me that while things on this earth will fade away, you are always with me.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20b ESV)
Thank you, God for being a firm foundation in my life. When it feels like the grief of losing my cat is about to overtake me I know that I can rest in you. I pray this prayer of thanksgiving in praise in your name, Amen.
As we grieve our pets, dogs, cats, or any pet we tend to wonder if we will one day see our pets again in heaven. The Bible doesn’t speak about these things. But the Bible does speak clearly about God being good, loving, and faithful. These are the truths we can cling to when we are grieving over the loss of our cat or anyone we love.
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
I hope that these prayers helped guide you as you process your grief and that they have guided you to peace that can only be found in Christ.
If there are any specific prayers about your cat we can be praying for please let us know in the comments below.