We give thanks most gracious God, for the beauty of the earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers; and for the wonder of your animal Kingdom. We praise thee for these good gifts, and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity. Read Rev. Chris Jones’ sermon on Jesus and the leper and see more photos of the Blessing of the Animals! Click here.