Prayers For Birthdays
A birthday is the anniversary of the birth of a person, or figuratively of an institution. Birthdays of people are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with birthday gifts, birthday cards, a birthday party, or a rite of passage.
Many religions celebrate the birth of their founders or religious figures with special holidays (e.g. Christmas, Mawlid, Buddha’s Birthday, and Krishna Janmashtami).
There is a distinction between birthday and birthdate: The former, other than February 29, occurs each year (e.g., January 15), while the latter is the exact date a person was born (e.g., January 15, 2001).
We have collected some of the best birthday prayers to use in request to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
Our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on (——) as she/he begins another year. Grant that she/he may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her/his trust in your goodness all the days of her/his life. Amen.
A Birthday Prayer
Dear Lord, on this day that we celebrate “———–”’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.
For the Birthday of a family member
We praise You for all Your gifts to us.
In a special way,
We thank You for (name).
Bless him (her) always in Your love.
Bless us too, Holy Father,
And this food with which we celebrate.
Help us all to praise You and give You glory
Through Jesus Christ our lord.
A Birthday Prayer
God our Father,
the birth of your Son Jesus Christ
brought great joy to Mary and Joseph.
We give thanks to you for name whose birthday we celebrate
May he/she ever grow in your faith, hope, and love.
We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Birthday Blessing for a Card
I pray for you on your special day,
May every blessing come your way.
May the warmth of loved ones
Lift your heart,
And the treats and gifts
Play their part.
But most of all, may you truly know
How you’re treasured and loved
The whole year through!
Birthday Candle Prayer
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world”
May the birthday candles that represent the years of your life.
Be a reflection to others of your love for Christ.
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.
(great for encouraging friends and family on their birthday!)
A Birthday Blessing: Renew My Strength
Heavenly Father, Please bless (——), for today is (his/her) birthday.
Dear Lord, please protect and guide (name) as she continues along the path you’ve chosen for her. Give her the courage to follow in your light, and feel your love wherever she goes.
Make her strong and give her the strength to make good decisions in the coming year. Keep her free from illness and sadness, for she is a truly good person who
deserves happiness and success in all aspects of life.
We know that life is like a book. With each new chapter, we learn and grow towards what you would have us be. Bless (name) now on this day, and in the future.
In your name we pray,
Psalm 139 Birthday Prayer
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!
Happy Birthday Prayer Poem
For a precious son or daughter
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.
Birthday Bible Verse
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!
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.
A Prayer for a Birthday
God of all creation, we offer you grateful praise for the gift of life. Hear the prayers for _____, your servant, who recalls today the day of his/her birth and rejoices in your gifts of life and love, family and friends. Bless him/her with your presence and surround him/her with your love, that he/she may enjoy many happy years, all of them pleasing to you. We ask this through Christ our savior. Amen.
(Printed in the United Methodist Book of Worship)
Our Times are in Your Hand
O God our times are in your hand; Look with favor we pray, on your servant _____, as he/she begins another year. Grant that he/she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen his/her trust in your goodness all the days of his/her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(By Charles Price, Episcopal Book of Common Prayer; Presbyterian Book of Common Worship)
St. Theresa’s Prayer
May today there be peace within. May you trust God
that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the
infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts
that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence
settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love. It is there for each and every one.
Prayer for my own Birthday
Lord, let this feast of my birth be a reminder to me of all the gifts and blessings I have received from You this day and all the days of my life. On my day of celebration, I thank you for my life and all of my blessings and ask for another year filled with Your presence in my life that I may continue to grow in your love.
Gracious God, I thank You for enabling me to celebrate my birthday. Lord You have been good to me all these years and I thank You for all the blessings I have received but especially for life itself.
Creator God, I do not know what lies ahead for me this year. Yet I know that You are holding my future in Your hand. Let my ways be pleasing to you. As You have promised, be with me, Lord. Grid me with Your strength and grace so that I can live for Your light. Enable me to draw closer to You that I may walk in your peace and be the creative and loving person that you intend for me to be. I ask this and all things in the sure and certain knowledge of your love for me and for all your people. Amen.
Birthday prayers for kids
Watch over your child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he falls; and in his heart may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God our Creator, the birth of your child Jesus brought great joy to Mary and Joseph. We give thanks to you for the child whose birthday we celebrate today. May he ever grow in your faith, hope, and love. We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on you child, ………. , as she begins another year. Grant that she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her trust in your goodness all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Watch over thy child, O Lord, as her days increase; bless and guide her wherever she may be. Strengthen her when she stands; comfort her when discouraged or sorrowful; raise her up if she falls; and in her heart may thy peace which passeth understanding abide all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Short Happy Birthday Prayers and Wishes
My only prayer on your special day is for your life to be filled with the wonder and glory of His abiding love.
Happy birthday! May you feel His presence not only today, but all throughout the coming years of your life!
Every day is a great opportunity to celebrate God’s awesome works. Each day is a gift of God indeed and your birthday is a perfect day to celebrate one of his wondrous works, which is creating you! Enjoy your special day!
Faith is said to be the seed of inspiration. Happiest birthday to someone who never stop inspiring me!
On your special day, I wish that your faith would make you even stronger. I love you and no matter what you’re going through, I will always be here for you. Happy birthday!
May you have an awesome birthday and may you feel God’s loving presence in every step along your life’s journey!
God’s love is truly never ending. Let us celebrate this day for it’s your birthday, which is a proof of God’s undying love.
On your birthday, may God warm your heart and lift your spirits. May He grant you peace not only on this very special day, but also in every single day of your
Happy birthday! Take God’s hand and get excited to celebrate ahead! The Lord has so many great things planned for you so welcome it with open arms.
The road of the faithful may not always be easy, and that is why God gave us a choice to go through life in our own way. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! It is just amazing how often God allowed our two paths to reconnect further down life’s journey, so let’s celebrate your amazing day!
I wish I would be there to celebrate this special day with you. Please know that you are always in my thoughts and I will always pray for your good health and that you will have a wonderful birthday!
I can simply greet you a Happy birthday on your special day, but I will not do that. Instead, I will shout it out to let everyone know just how amazing you are!
Remember that before you were born, He already planned your every step in life. Since it’s your birthday, get ready to receive His blessings in your life.
On your birthday, my prayer is for you to be able to reach your goal in life. Have an awesome birthday, my love!
Happiest birthday to the most amazing person ever. I pray that you will continue to be an amazing friend to me and may you have so many more birthdays to come.
Hey, cheer up! It is your special day and a perfect time to celebrate! Remember that the Lord will guide you every single step of the way so there is no need to worry.
I do not need to remind you of the precious gift that the Lord has given you, which is the gift of life. I just want you to know that you have touched my life in the most positive way. Happy birthday!
May the Lord bless you with a life that is filled with so much hope and love. May His abundance continue to shower upon you all throughout the coming year, happy birthday!
Smile, since it is your birthday. You have all the things that you have ever wished to have. Enjoy it every day and continue to keep on praying so God will continue to bless you abundantly.
Birthdays are not only about presents, but it is all about His presence. So let’s celebrate and enjoy what He has given to us, a gift called life.
Rejoice and be grateful for the day that God made you. He has certainly made the very best gift ever and that is you. Continue to inspire others with your kindness.
Happy birthday! I pray that God will continue to shower you with his loving grace!
Delight yourself in God and He will surely give you the desires of your heart. I truly believe that the reason He made you is because you are all what I desire for in life. Happy birthday!
God has given you life and you carried on from there. Thank you for coming to my life and I am just so proud to be a part of your amazing journey. May you have a wonderful birthday because you deserve nothing but only the best!
Faith, hope and love. You all have them, and you wear all these so humbly and never fail to pass them on to others. May God continue to richly bless you not only on your special day but also in every single step of the way!
Today, in the most special of days, take God’s hand and allow him to guide you into the most exciting and joyful ride you’ll ever take in your life. Happy birthday!
The Lord has made you unique. You truly are one of a kind, full of generosity, kindness and limitless possibilities. You’re certainly the best thing that has happened to me.
The Lord thought about me when He made you. No wonder why we are so perfect for each other, because indeed, His ways are always perfect.
God does not count the money that you have in your bank nor the candles you blow on your cake. What matters is the love you have in your soul, which is exactly what you have. Thank you for your unconditional love, happy birthday!
My prayer on your birthday is for you to be forever happy and that you follow God’s will for your life. May God continue to bless you and may you have so many more birthdays to come!
Thank God for the gift of life. I am so lucky to have you and I look forward to celebrate many more birthdays with you. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday! I pray that today will be one of the happiest days in your life. May God continue to bless you!
There is no greater gift than God’s gift of life. Therefore, I did not bother to shop for any gift for your birthday. May you enjoy my heartfelt wishes on this very special day!
On your special day, take time to think of the things that have happened in the year that passed. There might be some challenges along the way, but God has truly blessed you with so many amazing things that no other person will deserve but you. Happy birthday!
I know I am not showing you my love as often as I should. I am forever grateful that God is there to back me up. Enjoy your day, happy birthday!
A lot of people will choose to bless you on your birthday and that includes me. May the goodwill, kindness and generosity of others shine upon you today! Have a blessed birthday!
God choose to help those who will help themselves and those who will celebrate more birthdays, God will make sure they live longer. Happy birthday!
Life is a wonderful journey and God is usually the destination. Let us celebrate that day you were born and started your journey. Happy birthday!
May God’s amazing blessings be with you on this special day and for the coming years ahead! May His blessings continue to flow in all areas of your life, and may you have a blessed birthday ever.
Happy birthday and I pray that God will continue to guide you in all the things that you will choose to do.
As the dawn breaks and another day will unfold, may it provide you with real hope in what the future will hold! I pray that you will be happy not only on this day but for the coming days ahead. Happy birthday!
Rejoice for God has blessed you with another year in your life. Since its your birthday, take this opportunity to thank God for the gift of life and for the many blessings He has showered upon you. May you have a blessed birthday!
Here’s a toast to celebrate another year in your life. I pray that you’ll continue to live a healthy and joyous life.
A life that’s well lived will always be a great reason to celebrate. God is in heaven now and doing a happy dance.
Here’s wishing you the most amazing birthday. May God’s heavenly face shine upon you not only on this special day but for the rest of the days of your life.
Happy birthday, may the Lord continue to bless you! Thank you for being the greatest friend I have.
I pray that mercy and goodness will accompany you today and for the rest of your beautiful life. Happy birthday!
It really makes me so happy to be celebrating your birthday. I pray that God will continue to bless you and may He wrap his mighty arms around you for protection not only on this day but for the rest of your life.
Happy birthday! My prayer is for God Almighty to never stop blessing you. May you see more remarkable days like what you have today!
I pray that your special day will be as awesome as you are. Happiest birthday to you my dear! May you always be showered with so many blessings in life!
May the Lord continue to give you enough strength and wisdom to go through life smoothly and surpass all the challenges that you will face ahead! Stay blessed, my friend, and enjoy your life to the fullest!