The Beauty of a Birthday Prayer: A blog about the meaning behind birthday prayers and how to personally grow in this area of your life.
Thank you for the gift of life.
Thank you for giving us the ability to create and imagine, to create with our minds and reflect with our hearts.
We know that all of this is yours, and we thank you for it, because it is a gift that we can never repay.
We are so grateful to be a part of this world that you created. You are creator of the universe, and we thank you for creating us as your children. We bow down before your greatness, and ask that you bless us with your love in every way possible today, tomorrow, and always.
God, we thank you for the gift of life. We thank you for the opportunity to live it out, and for all the choices we have made along the way that have helped us grow into who we are today.
We thank you for each of our loved ones, and for the joy they bring us every day. We pray that they will be able to celebrate their birthdays in peace and happiness, knowing your love surrounds them always.
We pray that this day may be filled with blessings from above, and that we may find contentment in your presence throughout the year ahead. Amen
God, we thank You for this day and all the days before it. May we always be mindful of Your presence, and may we strive to make Your name known. Please help us to remember those who cannot speak for themselves—and may they know that they are not forgotten. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Short Birthday Prayers
Give thanks to God for the birthday of a special friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, or family member with one of these short birthday prayers and religious birthday wishes.
Today I ask God to bless you with every kind of joy on your birthday and always. Happy Birthday!
May God bless you today on your birthday and every day after. May you be comforted by His presence in your life, and always follow His guiding light. Amen
I pray on your birthday that your faith in God continues to grow as you grow older, and that you find comfort in God’s love for you. Wishing you many blessings on your special day.
Happy Birthday! Remember that for every day of your life there is Someone taking care of you, and may God continue to hold you in His gentle hands and bring you peace.
On your birthday, I pray that your day is filled with joy and peace, and I give thanks to God for all that you bring to my life.
May God’s loving presence in your life be felt strongly on your birthday and every day.
When God created you, He had a purpose for your life. He has planned all your days before one of them came to be, so remember that you are truly special in His eyes. Happy Birthday!
On your birthday, I pray that you feel His presence working in your life and that you are filled with the wonder and glory of God’s unfailing love for you.
On your birthday, I thank God that He made you. You have brought so much happiness, laughter, and wisdom into our life. Raising a glass in celebration of you, and sending many best wishes for your birthday.
May God bless you on your birthday, and always.
Happy birthday to you! Today I celebrate the life that God has given you, and give thanks to Him for the many blessings you bring to my life.
May the LORD bless you on your birthday, and may your day be filled with joy and your year full of many blessings. Happy Birthday.
Today I thank God for the gift of life. I am so blessed to have you in my life, and I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays together. Happy Birthday!
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Birthday Blessings & Quotes
Wish a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, or family member a very blessed birthday with one of these bible verses and traditional Christian blessings. Or click here to read our full collection of Bible Verses for Birthdays.
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:
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.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~ Traditional Irish Blessing
May love and laughter
Light your days
And warm your heart and home;
May good and faithful friends be yours
Wherever you may roam;
May peace and plenty bless your world
With joy that long endures;
May all life’s passing seasons
Bring the best to you and yours!
~ Traditional Irish Blessing
This birthday prayer is a beautiful poem that you could share with a dear friend or family member on their birthday.
I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard.
I felt the answer in my heart,
Although He spoke no word.
I didn’t ask for wealth or fame,
I knew you wouldn’t mind.
I asked Him to send treasures
Of a far more lasting kind.
I asked that He be near you
At the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessings
And friends to share your way.
I asked for happiness for you
In all things, great and small,
But it was for His loving care
I prayed for most of all.
~ Author Unknown
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Birthday Prayer for Friends
Give thanks to God for a special friend on their birthday and for all the comfort and joy they bring to your life with one of these beautiful birthday prayers for friends, boyfriends, and girlfriends.
“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all of my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy” (Philippians 1:3-4). Happy Birthday, dear friend!
Wishing the happiest of birthdays for the best of friends! Praying for God’s richest blessings for you over the year ahead.
Dear Lord, I pray for [friend’s name] on his/her birthday. Thank you for his/her kind and generous nature and his/her sense of humor! Please give him/her grace and strength to deal with everything that the next year holds. In Your name, Amen
To my dear friend, today I pray a special birthday prayer for you. May God’s blessings be upon you today and every day. May you be guided by His love for you, and find comfort in His care. May you grow to know and love Him more each day. Amen
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. I thank God that we have each other! Happy Birthday, dear friend. Thank you for everything you do for me.
Dear friend, Happy Birthday. I know this year has been hard for you. I pray most of all that “the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13. Please know that I’ll be here for you whatever the next year holds.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for the friendship that [friend’s name] and I share. Thank you that we share the same sense of humor, the same interests and the same desire to grow, but most of all thank you that we share the same Lord Jesus. I pray that [friend’s name] will grow to know and love him more this year. Amen
Happy Birthday to my dear friend! Thank you for being there for me and cheering me up when I am down. This is my prayer for you this year: that you will “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:18-19.
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Birthday Prayer For Your Wife
On your wife’s birthday take a moment to say a special birthday prayer for her, and give thanks to God for all that she is and all that she does for you.
Dear Father, Thank you for giving me my wife, for everything that she is to me, to our family and to everyone who knows her. Bless her with happiness on her birthday and joy in You for the coming year. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
Dear God, Thank you for my wonderful wife! Please bless [wife’s name] today and over the next year with the strength that she needs for her work, a deeper relationship with you, and contentment in everything she does. Amen
Today I pray a prayer for you, my dear wife, on your birthday: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” The words of Jesus in John 14:27.
Dear God, I praise you daily that you gave me [wife’s name], and especially today on her birthday. Thank you for her great love for you and for others. My prayer for her is that she would grow to be more like Christ and to know deeply the love that He has for her. In His Name and for His glory, Amen
Heavenly Father, bless my wife today with a happy day full of friendship and surprises! Amen
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Birthday Prayer For Your Husband
Take a moment on your husband’s birthday to say a special birthday prayer for him, and give thanks to God for your husband and all that he is and all that he does for you.
Dear God, I thank you for my husband. Thank you for the way he provides for our family and loves me unconditionally. Thank you for the way he trusts in You for everything and points others to do the same. Thank you for how he loves our children, has fun with them and does so much for them. On his birthday and beyond I pray that you would bless him with contentment and deep joy in You. Amen
Dear Father, thank you for my wonderful husband! I am grateful every day that you gave him to me! Bless him with happiness, friendship, and fulfillment in all that he does on his birthday and beyond. Amen
Heavenly Father, thank you for [husband’s name] and for the gift of our marriage. Thank you for the fun that we have and the love that we share. Please help us to love each other even more, and grant us the contentment that comes only from knowing you. Amen
Thank you Lord for my fantastic husband on his birthday! Bless him today and every day with love, laughter, stability, and happiness!
Happy Birthday to my dear husband. Today I thank God that He gave you to me as a companion for life, to support and love each other every day.
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Birthday Prayer for a Sister
Beautiful birthday prayers to help you find the words to give thanks to God for your sister’s presence in your life, and to wish her a wonderful birthday.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for my beautiful sister and for all the joy and happiness she brings to my life. I am thankful for the companionship and support she gives me every day, and for the laughter and fun we share. I pray that you bless her today and every day, and that she feels surrounded by Your love always.
To my dear sister, may God bless you with abundant joy on your birthday and always!
Dear Father, I thank you for my sister, for all that she means to you and to me. Grant her peace, happiness, and contentment in You today and everyday. Amen
Happy Birthday to my dear sister! Today I celebrate the life that God has given you, and give thanks to Him for the many blessings you bring to my life.
Dear sister, may the LORD bless you on your birthday and may you always remember that He holds you in the palm of His hand and is always there for you. Happy Birthday.
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Birthday Prayer for a Brother
Brothers – you love them one moment, and find them frustrating the next! But on your brother’s birthday, take a moment to give thanks to God for him with one of these birthday prayers for brothers, and appreciate all that your brother brings to your life.
Happy Birthday to my brother! May God bless you on your birthday today and on all the days of your life. Thank you for being such a wonderful, caring, fun-loving brother, and I pray that we can always support and love each other through the ups and downs of life.
Happy Birthday dear brother. May God’s blessings be upon you today and every day. May you be guided by His love for you, and find comfort in His care. May you grow to know and love Him more each day. Amen
Dear brother, every year, you keep astounding me with how you live your life. I’m so proud to call you my brother. May God be with you as you celebrate your birthday today and all the days of your life. Enjoy your day.
May goodness and mercy follow you today and in the years ahead. Happy Birthday, brother.
I thank God today for this milestone in your life. You are a true blessing to me. May your paths be straightened by the hand of the Lord. Happy Birthday, my wonderful brother.
Today I ask God to bless you with every kind of joy on your birthday and always. Happy Birthday brother!
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Birthday Prayer for a Daughter
Inspirational birthday prayers for a daughter to help you find the words to thank God for her, to pray for His blessings upon her, and to encourage your daughter’s faith in God.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
and present you with a glorious crown.
~ Proverbs 4:6-9
Dear God, on [daughter’s name’s] birthday and beyond, let her walk in the security that comes from knowing who you say she is: treasured, delightful, known and protected. Bless her today and in the coming year, Amen
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of our precious daughter. Thank you for her happy and kind nature, and the joy she brings to our family and everyone who knows her. We ask that you would bless her with a happy day today, and with many good things for the year ahead. Amen
To my dear daughter, today on your birthday I pray that you will be guided by God’s hand in everything that you do, that you will find comfort in Him, and be encouraged in the knowledge that He holds you in the palm of His hand and watches over you.
Heavenly Father, on my daughter’s birthday I pray that she will always find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and she doesn’t know what to do, by keeping her eyes fixed on You. Amen
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Birthday Prayer for a Son
A lovely collection of birthday prayers for a son, to thank God for him and pray for His blessings upon him on his birthday and always. Including birthday prayers to encourage your son in his relationship with God, now and in the future.
“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” Proverbs 19:20 (God’s words, not ours!!) Happy Birthday, dear son. Our prayer for you this year is for happiness and success, but most of all for wisdom. We love you!
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14. Thank you, Lord, for [son’s name]. Our prayer is that he would come to You. Amen
Dear Lord, we thank you for [son’s name] on his birthday. Thank you for the kind, caring and fun-loving young man/boy he is becoming. Bless him today and during the year ahead with happiness, success in his learning, and friends who point him to You. Amen
Heavenly Father, thank you for our precious son, and thank you that you love him even more than we do! We pray that he would keep growing in love for You and others this year and that you would bless him with many people around him who love him. Amen
Dear God, thank you for our son. You know how grateful we are for him. As he grows, help him to trust in you with all of his heart and not to trust only in his own understanding. Amen
Dear God, thank you for our son. You know how grateful we are for him. We pray that as he grows he would love you with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. Amen
Heavenly Father, thank you for [son’s name] on his 1st birthday! Thank you for helping us through the first year. We trust that you have a plan for his life which is perfect. Watch over him as he grows. We pray that he would come to know you and will be a blessing to those around him. Amen
Dear Lord, thank you for [son’s name]. Please bless him with health, happiness, friendship, and success over the next year. Amen
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us another year with [son’s name]. We ask that he will grow in godliness over the year to come. Our desire is that he cares more for your Kingdom and for other people than he does for wealth, fame, or human success. In Jesus’ Name and for his glory, Amen