Loss Of Pet Quotes, Messages, Poems

Dealing with your own pet’s death can be a heartbreaking experience.

For children, the death of a pet is usually their first experience of a major loss.Most of the time it becomes difficult for parents to deal with their kids in this situation.

Loss of a pet can be devastating for older people too. As they live alone, a pet is sometimes the only companion they have had for years.

Coping and overcoming loss is not something that happens overnight or within a few days.But there are certain steps that will help you to cop the loss.

Try to uphold your regular routines to maintain a sense of normalcy.

Extra love and care can play a viatl role.

Regular exercise can help to be fit both physically and mentally.

Spending more time with your other pets can also help boost your mood and spirits.

We have complied a list of loss of pets quotes,poems  and bible verses to heel up the wound…

Pet Loss Quotes

Dog Loss Quotes

Dog Loss Massages 

Cat Loss Quotes

Cat Loss Massages 

Pet Loss Poems

Bible Verses for Pet Loss


Pet Loss Quotes


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Because someone we loved is in heaven,
there’s a little bit of heaven in our home

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Sometimes the smallest things
take up the most room in your heart

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Your wings were ready but my heart was not

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You were my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye

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Because someone we loved is in heaven,
there’s a little bit of heaven in our home


“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” – Vicki Harrison

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My heart will always wear the paw prints left by you

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No matter how bad my day was
you always made me smile


No longer by my side
but forever in my heart

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You have left paw prints on our hearts that will last a lifetime


The song is ended,
but the melody lingers on
Irving Berlin

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Grief is the price we pay for love
Queen Elizabeth II

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Don’t cry because it’s over;
smile because it happened
Dr. Seuss

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When words are most empty, tears are most apt
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Death ends a life, not a relationship
Jack Lemmon

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You made your pet’s life feel like heaven but now they’re in the real heaven cherishing every moment they spent with you.


“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.”- Lacie Petitto


Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. – Unknown


At first they need us, and then we need them. – Unknown


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Irish Blessing


I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man alive. – Iwao Fujita


One day we will again see our animals in the eternity of Christ. – Pope Paul VI


Say not in grief he is no more, but live in thankfulness that he was. – Unknown


Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. – Joe Grogan


The friendship of a pet is one of the greatest gifts we could ever have – Unknown


Though its hard to say goodbye, your pet was a beautiful part of your life and memories. And always will be. – Unknown


Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France


We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanuel Kant


“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown


Don’t cry because your pet has left your side. Smile because now they’re no longer in pain. Their frail body is young again. They play all day and sleep at night dreaming about reuniting with you one day.

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God turns clouds inside out to make fluffy beds for the dogs in Dog Heaven, and when they are tired from running and barking and eating ham-sandwich biscuits, the dogs find a cloud bed for sleeping. God watches over each one of them. And there are no bad dreams. — Cynthia Rylant


The gates of the Heaven opened for the goodest boy today. The angels welcomed with open arms and all the other dogs wagged their tails with the excitement of having a new friend. Your fur baby is happy, healthy, and having the best time.


“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


Your pain of losing your furry friends is immense but the pain his feeble body was suffering from was immeasurable. Now there’s no more suffering but only happiness until the end of time.


“Love is love,” I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. “Loss is loss.” ― Meg Donohue


Grief is the flip side of love. Your sadness stemming from the absence of your furry friend is also a reminder that you experienced unconditional love. Cherish that. Carry the memories in your heart. You will relive them all again one day.


Some people leave this world without the gift of unconditional love and unwavering trust that a pet gives. You are so lucky to be blessed with that. Smile because that love will never be forgotten.


Replace the grief with gratitude. Gratitude for the love, loyalty, affection, and all the smiles your pet gave you.


Our beloved pets never go away. They walk beside us every day. They watch over us every night and accompany us every moment. Unseen and unheard but always so loved, so cherished, and so missed.


Your grief is real but so was the unlimited love and unbreakable bond you had with your pet. May you find comfort in knowing that you’ll reconnect with them again for an eternity.


Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds. ― Rita Mae Brown


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Dog Loss Quotes


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“Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” – Thom Jones


“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras


“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” – Mark Twain


“The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” – Konrad

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“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus


“The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be.” – Konrad Lorenz

“I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?” – Sir Walter Scott



“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot


“I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.” – Joe Garagiola


“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers


“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.” – Cassandra Clare


“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” – Pam Brown


“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.”– Gene Hill


Your beloved pet has not stopped existing. They’ve only moved on to a new place where there is no such thing as sadness, pain, and nightmares.


Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow. ― Dan Gemeinhart


“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh


Through the memories, your little buddy will always find a way to spark joy in your heart and brighten up the dark days even after they’ve flown away to heaven.


The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master. ― Ben Hur Lampman


You may have lost your dog but you’d never lose the friendship you had with them.


A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered. ― Lacie Petitt


Losing your best little friend teaches you patience, strength, and rebuilding yourself.


Your dog’s tail-wagging, face-licking, butterfly-chasing, happy-bouncing personality is still alive somewhere. They’re still being their quirky self with angels providing them their favorite treats.


Dogs are rightly called man’s best friend. The love and companionship of a faithful, devoted dog is unlike any other relationship in the world. It’s a special privilege to have known and loved a pet like this.


“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.”– Gene Hill


“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”– Roger Caras


“The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.”– Martin Luther

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“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”– M.K. Clinton


“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.” – Mark Twain


“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price.”– Dean Koontz

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“Once you’ve had a wonderful dog, a life without one is a life diminished.”– Dean Koonz


“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”– Agnes Sligh Turnbull


“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.”– Roger A. Caras


“I guess you don’t really own a dog, you rent them, and you have to be thankful that you had a long lease.”– Joe Garagiola

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“To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice, though inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit he was, to all outward appearances. But to those who knew him well, he was a perfect gentleman.”– Hermione Gingold


“Dogs are always good and full of selfless love. They are undiluted vessels of joy who never, ever deserve anything bad that happens to them.”– Steven Rowley

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I’m so sorry for your loss, [Pet’s Name] was part of the family and he/she always greeted us when we visited.


[Pet’s Name] was so special and so lucky to have you to love him/her. Thinking of you.


I am so sorry for your loss. [Pet’s name] will be greatly missed. Please accept our condolences.


I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad [He/She] lived a beautiful life with a wonderful owner.


I am so sorry you lost your friend. My heart goes out to you.


I can’t imagine how much it hurts, and I’m wishing you comfort.


I know how much [He/She] meant to you. Know that you’re in my thoughts.


I know you miss [Pet’s Name] terribly. I’m thinking about you and sending thoughts and prayers.


I’m so sorry you lost your best friend. What a special and gentle soul he/she was.


[Name] was special and such a great house dog. German Shepherds are very loyal and intelligent. He was very fortunate to have you as an owner.


A dog’s life is so short however you and [ Name] had a great relationship and many fond memories.


You will miss [Name]. Chow’s are so loyal to their owners. But I loved how she could be strong-willed at times. Thinking of you.


I remember how your [Name] would watch TV with you forever. You guys were lucky to have each other for so many years. Let’s keep in touch.


I’m sorry for your loss. I remember how much [Name] loved to go on long rides in the car. You always included him in everything. What fond memories you have.


Sorry to hear of [Name] passed away. Cocker spaniels are always affectionate and gentle but she what’s the best of the best. Stay close – I’ll be calling.


Best friends come in all breeds. I’m sorry for your loss.


It must be so hard for you to say goodbye to Harry. Pugs have such a happy disposition and she was so good with children. I share in your loss, take care.


Sorry to hear about [Name] passing. I’ll never forget how much everyone enjoyed him when you brought him to wok. Labradors are so loving and friendly. My thoughts are with you.


[Name] Always wanted to cuddle when you were feeling down and out. What a wonderful friend she was.


[Name] was the best dog ever. I’m sorry you must go through this.


[ Name] was the best German Shepard eve. He turned out to be the neighborhood dog. He roamed everyone’s yard and would play with all the kids. He liked the treats we all gave him. Many families will miss him – Especially you


Cat Loss Quotes


“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”– Sigmund Freud


“What greater gift than the love of a cat?”
– Charles Dickens

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“There are no ordinary cats.”– Colette


“A meow is a massage to the heart.”– Stuart McMillan


“Kittens are angels with whiskers.”– Alexis Flora Hope

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“No one can truly understand the bond we form with the cats we love until they experience the loss of one.”– Unknown


“What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

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“Many beautiful angels are leaping through heaven with a meow.” – Unknown


“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” – Charles Dickens


“To make heaven the perfect resting place for loved ones we adore, God made sure those Pearly Gates contained a kitty door.” – Unknown


“One cat just leads to another.” – Ernest Hemingway

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“The empty place in your heart is the surest sign that you loved your pet dearly and gave them the beautiful gift of a full and happy life.” – Unknown


“The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.” – Unknown


“That one place in our hearts belongs to them…and always will.” – Linda Barnes


“No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.” – Leo Dworken

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“Sometimes we aren’t meant to get over someone, and we go on living a little bit emptier.”– Leo Christopher


“A home without a cat — and a well fed, well petted and properly revered cat — may be a home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?” – Mark Twain


“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.”
– Jean Cocteau


“Cats leave paw prints in your heart, forever and always.”– Unknown


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My heartfelt condolences for the tragic loss of your beloved [Name]. I’ll never forget [his/her] sweet meow. May [he/she] rest in peace.


I know you cared deeply for [Name]. You will miss her forever; she was a wonderful companion.


[Name] was so affectionate to you. [He/She] brought much comfort to your life.


Even though it may be a difficult time, I hope your grieving may eventually remind you of all the amazing times you spent with [Name].


Persian cats are typically gentle and laid back, [Name] personality was all of that plus the most affectionate friend you could have. Wishing you healing and peace.


I pray your grieving and reflection eventually bring you solace and fond memories of your beloved [Name].


Dogs may be man’s best friend, but cats are members of the family. Sorry for the loss of your family member.


[Name] was discrete and still a gentle presence in your family’s life.


I remember how [Name] would approach me at the door with such a gentle presence. [He/She] was likable and very loyal to you. Very sorry for your loss.


It’s difficult to say goodbye to such a special companion. My thoughts are with you.


Pet Loss Poems


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Dear readers we have tried to find some nice and cute poems for you which can address the loss of a pet directly and with gentle pathos.


Not Forgotten

You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee

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Memories

Memory is a lovely lane,
Where hearts are ever true,
A lane I so often travel down,
Because it leads to you.

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A Silent Thought

A silent thought, a secret tear,
Keeps his memory ever dear.
Time eases the edge of grief,
Memory turns back every leaf.

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Missing Your Playful Paw

Missing your unconditional love and playful paws,
We are now apart.
You’re gone from our lives,
But never from our heart.

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The Empty Chair

Your favorite chair is empty now,
Where you would lie and sleep.
But the memory of our happy times
Is mine to always keep.

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My Forever Pet

There’s something missing in my home,
I feel it day and night,
I know it will take time and strength
before things feel quite right.

But just for now, I need to mourn,
My heart… it needs to mend.
Though some may say, “It’s just a pet,”
I know I’ve lost a friend.

You’ve brought such laughter to my home,
and richness to my days.
A constant friend through joy or loss
with gentle, loving ways.

Companion, friend, and confidante,
A friend I won’t forget.
You’ll live forever in my heart,
My sweet, forever pet.

– Susanne Taylor

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I Loved You Best

So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you’ll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you’ll surely find.

I will go on, I’ll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren’t you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you’ve taught.

Your place I’ll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this… I loved you best.

– Jim Willis

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Bible Verses for Pet Loss


Here are some verses from Bible to cop the loss.

Psalm 36:6  “Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord.”

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Genesis 1:30  “And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.”

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Genesis 6:19-22  “You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept live. You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”  Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”

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Revelation 4:11  “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

Job 12:7-10  “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

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Genesis 9:8-17  “Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after youand with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”  And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”  So God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.”

Revelation 5: 13  “Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

Matthew 10:29  “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.Ecclesiastes 3:18-21  “I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”

Psalms 50:10-11  “for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.  I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.”

Hosea 2:18-20  “In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground.  Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.  I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.”

Psalm 36:6  “Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.  You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.”

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2 Samuel 12: 1-6  “The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle,but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.  “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”  David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die!He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”

Proverbs 12:10  “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”

Proverbs 27:23 “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”

Isaiah 11:6-9  “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.  The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.  The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.  They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

Revelation 21: 4-5   ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Isaiah 65:17  “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth.  The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.”      

Isaiah 65:25  “The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food.  They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.”

2 Peter 3:13  “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.”

Psalm 104:26-35  “There the ships go to and fro, and Leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.  All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time.  When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.  When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.  When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.  May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works—he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.  I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.  May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.  But may sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more.  Praise the Lord, my soul.  Praise the Lord.”

Psalm 148:5-14  “Let them praise the name of the Lordfor at his command they were created, and he established them for ever and ever—he issued a decree that will never pass away.  Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths, lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding, you mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and women, old men and children.  Let them praise the name of the Lordfor his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart.  Praise the Lord.”

Romans 8:18-22  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hopethat the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.  We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”

Philippians 3:20-21  “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

Psalm 145:21 “My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.  Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.”