Carol sent me this:
I found a beautiful dove in my garden today, I thought it had a broken wing. I brought in the house and put it in a nice padded box, i gave it water and covered it with a towel like they told me to.
My husband went to the store for dove bird seed by the time he got home my beautiful bird had passed. I will bury it under my rose of sharon tree and say the prayer for the beautiful little dove .It’s a very sad day for me and my family. But i know my little beautiful dove is in heaven with jesus. Thank You for this web site.
I am so pleased that this prayer is still being read and people are moved by it and it has helped you. It does show how close we can feel to these small birds.
It is always sad to see a dead bird. I feel they look so small when the life energy has gone out of them
It’s so lovely that you tried to save
This is the link to the post PRAYER FOR A BIRD which was written in 2009
This is the Prayer: It need not be a prayer for a sparrow of course. It could used for any bird
Prayer for the Burial of a Bird
This sparrow died today,
O Lord, Your feathered creature small.
We lay him in the friendly earth
And ask Your blessings on us all