Monday, July 21, 2008

A Birthday Prayer

Today is our youngest son's birthday. He turns 7 today. A few years back my sister in law Kathy sent me some written prayers. We share a love for praying God's Word and pass a lot of these type prayers back and forth. I saved this one and pray it over each child on their birthday. Here it is:
Lord Jesus,
It is our joy and honor to pray for ______ on this special day. How grateful we are that You thought of making ______, and that from the moment of conception, You've been making him just exactly the way You wanted. (Psalms 139:13)
Today we pray that this child will celebrate this new year of lief by reaching for Your best. Stand by him in every challenge. Bring light in every time of uncertainty. Thank You that You are able to make all grace abound to him, so that in all thing, at all times, having all that he needs, he will abound in every good work (II Corinthians 9:8).
Today we claim Your mighty power and Your unfailing promises on behalf of _____. On this special day of cake and gifts and balloons, may he be able to grasp hold of the greatest gift of all - to k now how wide and long and high and deep Your love really is (Ephesians 3:19).
In Jesus' name, Amen

We had a gathering of family over to help celebrate his birthday on Saturday.
Here is some of the family enjoying a time of fellowship.
Here is the birthday boy getting ready to blow out his candles!
It was a great weekend celebration! Thank you Lord, for good times, family and Your blessings!

3 comments:

  1. Love the prayer! What a wonderful idea to do on birthdays.

    Have a great Monday!

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  2. what a cutie!!!
    Hope he had a fantastic Birthday! :)

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  3. thanks for the prayer..been looking for a perfect prayer since last week and this is just it...super love it.

    angie

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