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Birthday Prayer

Birthday Blessing Prayers
One of the most remarkable things that can ever happen to you is to witness the birth of another human being. It truely is a miracle - for out of almost nothing comes a beautiful baby, complete with it's own unique features and characteristics.

When we think about somebodies birthday, we celebrate all that they are, and all that they are about to be. This is a great time to pray for them - either by silent prayer in your heart, or by actually praying for them in their presence. If you are not able to see them in person, you might consider sending them a special happy birthday prayer message - either in a card or perhaps via email or text.

Further down this page you'll find eight sample prayers - one as a prayer that you can pray for yourself on your birthday. a birthday prayer poem for a son or daughter (and one for your mom!), a short happy birthday prayer message that you can include in your friend or loved one's card, a prayer suitable for a birthday prayer service, and finally there is a suggested prayer blessing for somebodies birthday.

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A Birthday Blessing Prayer

A short birthday blessing. This video could also be sent as a link on an birthday email message:-

Here are the words to prayer in the film:-

May your heart be lifted high
On this your special day
You are so precious
May your life be filled with goodness
And may you feel closer than ever
To your Father in Heaven
As he watches over you with such love

(a birthday prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

(Izaak Walton)

Birthday Prayer Message

A short blessing suitable for printing out or emailing to a friend for their birthday:-

Happy Birthday Prayer Message

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A Birthday Blessing

(suitable as a message in a birthday card)

May happiness and love encircle this day,
And every blessing from heaven come your way.
May the warmth of loved ones lift your heart,
And your cup overflow with the love they impart.

May fond memories bring you great joy and peace,
And hope fill your sails with the promise you seek.
But most of all, may you truly know,
How you’re treasured and loved wherever you go.

(prayer by Julie Palmer copyright © 2019 www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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)

Birthday bible verse

'The LORD bless you, and keep you.
The LORD make his face to shine on you, and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift up his face toward you, and give you peace.'

Numbers 6:24-26, (NHEB)

Birthday Prayer for my mom

Mom you’re a treasure,
I cannot count the ways that you’ve blessed us, day in and day out.
Mom you’re so precious,
We hope that you know
You’re valued and cherished wherever we go.
Mom, may your birthday be special like you
You deserve every treat,
We really love you!

(a family birthday blessing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

My Own Birthday Prayer

(a birthday prayer for myself)

Father, thank you for today
For all the cards and gifts
All the tokens of love that remind me of how I am loved and appreciated.
Today I remember that you are my creator and sustainer
In you I live and move and have my being
I thank you for your faithfulness and care through the years
I commit this birthday to You

May I honour You as You have given to me
This special day and each day of my life
I want to know You more
Take 'time out' to be with You more
and love You more.


(my own birthday prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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For a Birthday
(A traditional Episcopal prayer)

O God, our times are in your hand:
Look with favor, we pray, on your servant N. as he begins another year.
Grant that he may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen his trust in your goodness all the days of his life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)

Birthday prayer for a friend

Lord, we feel so privileged to know (name).
Thank you for all that he/she is and is becoming in You.
Thank you that you knit him/her together in their mother's womb, and that you have created (name) as unique, special and deeply loved.
We ask now that you would bless this day, may it be a day to remember and cherish. May (name) enjoy it to the full, and revel in the excitement! And may this be a fortaste of their year to come - one that is abundant in happiness, overflowing in blessings, and great in adventure.

We ask this in the name of Jesus.


(a birthday blessing from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

A Happy Birthday Prayer Message

(suitable for a birthday card or service)

May our God bless you today
and each day that follows
May you hear his voice
Follow His footsteps
Be comforted by His care
And live in His grace
Now and forever

(a birthday message from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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