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Birthday Prayers - Beautiful and Inspiring Blessings

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  • 2016 17 Feb
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Birthday Prayers - Beautiful and Inspiring Blessings

Birthdays are a wonderful time to celebrate the life God has given us and to encourage our friends and family with uplifting words. Below is a collection of Birthday Prayers and encouragements to give to someone on their special day! 

Birthday Prayers to Bless your Friends and Family

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A Birthday Prayer of Blessings

The Lord enlighten you
through the teachings of Jesus Christ
and strengthen you as you walk in his light.

The Lord give you joy
as he shows you his Fatherly mercies
new every morning. 

The Lord give you wisdom in happiness,
comfort in suffering,
rest in death,
and one day,
the peace of eternal life.

Source: Schleswig-Hosteinsche Kirchen-Agende, 1797, Segenswünsche,  p. 146#5, translated for A Collection of Prayers.

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A Birthday Prayer for someone in your life:

Dear Lord, on this day that we celebrate “insert name”'s birth, I pray for blessings and joy over “insert name”. You knew everything about “insert name” before her birth and You have a plan of prosperity and hope for her life! Let her feel confident and ready for the year ahead knowing that You have an order to her steps and a purpose for her life. Help her to find joy in every circumstance in life, knowing that You work all things out for good. I thank You for “insert name”, for loving her with unconditional love, and for the promises You have spoken over her life. In Jesus Name, Amen.

"Happy Birthday to You" Prayer

Another year of life upon this earth:

I hope that you have used it full and well.
And yet another starting now, today:
Perhaps you should rededicate your life,
And give it to the Lord, who gave you yours.
For all that went before has passed behind;
Your future lies before you like a road.
And so I pray the Lord will be with you,
And dwell with you, and keep you as His own,
And walk with you, beside you, down the road.
And now I pray that He will make today
The finest birthday that you ever had.

by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain

Irish Birthday Blessing (great for encouraging friends and family on their birthday!)

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm on your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind always be at your back,
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home,
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the sky above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hears that love you.

Birthday Blessings of Wisdom, Patience, and Hope

May the Lord show you
the greatness of his goodness,
that you overflow with thanks
every day.

May the Lord bless you abundantly
with rest for the heart,
power for virtue,
wisdom for life,
and patience in suffering.

May the Lord bless you
with joyful hope,
and one day
with the inexpressible joys
of eternal life.

Source: Schleswig-Hosteinsche Kirchen-Agende, 1797, Segenswünsche,  p. 146#1, translated for A Collection of Prayers.

Psalm 139 Birthday Prayer (The Message Bible)

Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I've even lived one day. Your Thoughts - how rare, how beautiful! God, I'll never comprehend them! I couldn't even begin to count them - any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!

Short Birthday Blessings

Wishing you a year filled with the warmth of family, the joy of friends, and the love of the Father.

Happy birthday! Wishing you a sweet day full of God's peace and favor.

Birthday wishes: lots of love, lots of hugs, lots of laughs, lots of Jesus, lots of cake! 

You are a dearly beloved friend and I am deeply grateful for you! Happy Birthday!

Wishing you a wonderful day today and always, my beautiful friend! 

You are a gift from God and I thank Him for you today! 

May God bless you abundantly in this coming year!

I am blessed to be your friend! 

You are cherished and adored, birthday girl!

Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful birthday filled with abundant blessings.

To one of the best guys I know, hope your birthday is as great as you are!

Happy Birthday. I thank my Heavenly Father for the honor of calling you my friend.

Bible Verses for Celebrating Birthdays

Celebrate God's blessing of life with these Bible verses that are perfect for sending to someone on their birthday. Every life is precious and God has a plan for every baby that is born. The Bible is filled with promises of hope and a future. Take time on your birthday or the birthday of a family member or friend to remember that God is the giver of life and He loves you!

"The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

"This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 b

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." - Ephesians 2:10

"I always thank God for you!" 1 Corinthians 1:4

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

"Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun." - Psalm 37: 4-6

Read more Bible verses that are great for birthdays and send a free birthday ecard


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