Prayer on Your Birthday
Thank you, God, for the gift of life, for love made flesh to refresh the earth, for life and strength and length of days, we give you thanks and praise.
Lord, I put my hope in you; I have trusted in you since I was young. I have relied on you all my life; you have protected me since the day I was born. I will always praise you. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. While I have my being, I will praise my God, who fills my life with good things and blesses me with love and mercy.
Prayer by the one who celebrates the birthday
Lord, you indeed possessed me
From the beginning of my days.
Before you formed me in the womb,
You knew me, cherished me,
chose me to be your very own.
Thank you for my parents, relatives, friends, teachers, and elders, who have shaped me to be what I am today with your help.
For the goodness and love that surrounds me
As long as I shall live,
I give you thanks and praise you,
Loving Father, tender Mother,
Through Jesus Christ, your Son. Amen.