I love celebrating birthdays. Each of us needs a reminder that we are special and a beloved child of God. Birthdays are a time to give thanks for everyone who has supported us on our journeys and look with hope to what can happen in the next year.
A Birthday Prayer
Thank you for surrounding me with people who love me and walk with me on this journey.
Thank you for the opportunities you give me to share my gifts and love with others.
Thank you for another year of life. in the midst of my joy, I pause to remember all those who are no longer with us. As I celebrate this year, I remember and give thanks for my family and friends who have died and now live with you.
Thank you for another trip around the sun. Thank you for the gift of another 525,600 minutes.
As I blow out my candles, I say thank you God for the gift of life. Amen.