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7 Happy Birthday Blessings: Prayers and Scripture Quotes

Celebrate and bless the birthday of a loved one with these scripture quotes and prayers!


Celebrate and bless the birthday of a loved one with these scripture quotes and prayers! Wish them a "Happy Birthday" by praying for their faith, health, and happiness. May these birthday blessings provide the ideal words to honor their friendship or relationship in your life. Find Bible verses to write in a birthday card and prayers to bless their important day below:

Scripture Blessings for Birthday Cards

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
May he grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans!
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Birthday Blessings to Pray and Share with Others

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Birthday Prayer for Friends and Family

Have mercy, O Lord, on all those tied with us in the bonds of friendship and family, and grant that they, with us, may be so perfectly conformed to your holy will, that being cleansed from all sin, we may be found worthy, by the inspiration of your love, to be partakers together of the blessedness of your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Old Gallican Sacramentary

A Simple Birthday Prayer

Dear God, today I bring my loved one before you on their birthday and pray your blessings and guidance over their life. Thank you for leading them and guiding them in life. Help them to know how loved and cherished they are. Bless and protect them in the year ahead. May they know your peace and strength when they wake and your comfort and rest when they lay down to sleep. May their future be filled with hope. Amen.

A Birthday Blessing for Friends

Almighty and eternal God, have mercy on your servants, our friends. Keep them continually under your protection, and direct them according to your gracious favor in the way of eternal salvation. May they desire whatever pleases you, and with all their strength strive to do it. As they trust in your mercy, O Lord, graciously assist them with your heavenly help, that they may always diligently serve you, and be separated from you by no temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Thomas à Kempis

Thanksgiving for the Blessings of a Friend's Birthday

O Lord, our times are in your hands and every day is a gift of your grace. We give thanks with _______ (name) for blessing them with your mercies for the ____ (or many) years of their life. Continue to lead them on your path of righteousness all the days of their life that they may lead others to glorify you for your grace and mercy.

Lord Jesus, you promised your disciples that you would be with them always, to the very end of the age. We thank you for being with ______ (name) for the _____ (or many) years of their life and for guiding them with your word of truth, and for blessing and keeping them in your love. Continue your blessing on them in the days and years to come.

Precious Lord, for _____ (or many) years you have led your servant ________ (name) by the hand. You have strengthened them, healed them, and led them through troubles of all kinds. You comforted them with your precious Word and with your promise that you are always at his side. We give you thanks for your promise, guidance, and care. With boldness and confidence we ask for your continued love in their life—and when this life is done, the fulfillment of your promise of the crown of life.

Source: From The St. Stephen’s Breviary: Short Prayers for Many Occasions

"Happy Birthday to You" Prayer

Another year of life upon this earth:

I hope that you have used it fully and well. And yet another starting now, today: Perhaps you should rededicate your life, And give it to the Lord, who gave you yours.

For all that went before has passed behind; Your future lies before you like a road. And so I pray the Lord will be with you, And dwell with you, and keep you as His own, And walk with you, beside you, down the road.

And now I pray that He will make today The finest birthday that you ever had.

by Rev. Bill McGinnis - Public Domain

Birthday Blessings of Wisdom, Patience, and Hope

May the Lord show you the greatness of his goodness, that you overflow with thanks every day.

May the Lord bless you abundantly with rest for the heart, power for virtue, wisdom for life, and patience in suffering.

May the Lord bless you with joyful hope, and one day with the inexpressible joys of eternal life.

Source: Schleswig-Hosteinsche Kirchen-Agende, 1797

Birthday Blessing for Protection and Strength

Heavenly Father, Please bless (name), for today is (his/her) birthday.

Dear Lord, please protect and guide (name) as they continues along the path you've chosen for them. Give them the courage to follow in your light, and feel your love wherever they go.

Make them strong and give them the strength to make good decisions in the coming year. Keep them free from illness and sadness, for they are 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, Amen.

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