A short blessing suitable for printing out or emailing to a friend for their birthday:-
Happy Birthday Prayer Poem
for a precious son or daughter
(suitable as a prayer blessing for a birthday card)
It is such a joy to remember your birthday,
And celebrate all you are.
We hoped and we prayed to have a child
And we were given you, our little star.
You've shone into our lives and brought
Such happiness and delight.
Making us so very thankful,
You're so funny, kind and bright.
We've watched you grow every day
So proud of all you do.
And tried to gently guide and care,
We really do love you.
And so we pray now, giving thanks,
And praise on this special day.
We hope you'll know how wonderful
You are in every way.
(a rhyming birthday prayer poem from www.lords-prayer-words.com)