Do you wish to inquire into the purpose of the Most High God? Do you long for wisdom?
Do you pant for the breath of life? Does the Song of Creation reach your ears?
If you ask the animals, they will teach you. Ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you.
Ask the plants of the earth, and they will instruct you. And the fish of the sea will declare to you.
In the Beloved’s hand is the life of every living creature.
The day is coming, says the Beloved, when the wild animals will honor me:
The jackal and the macaw and the kangaroo.
The buffalo, the penguin, and the octopus, too!
©Ken Sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org. For a “blessing of the animals” service, adapting language from Job 12:7-10.