As Christians, birthdays are a time to celebrate and give thanks for another year of life granted by God. We also look to the Bible for guidance on celebrating this momentous occasion. These prayers and verses for Birthdays can help you (or someone you love) mark a birthday in a holy and meaningful way.
May God bless you on your special day!
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Prayers for Birthdays
Heavenly Father, we rejoice and give thanks for the gift of life. We thank you for (person’s name), who celebrates another year of life today—granted by your love and grace.
We pray that you would bless them with good health, joy, and happiness. We also pray that you would use them to accomplish your will here on earth by doing your work in their lives.
In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Numbers 6:24 : 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.
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask for your blessing on this birthday celebration. We thank you for all the good things you have granted us, and we ask that you continue to bless us in the coming years.
We also pray that you would use this birthday celebration as an opportunity for us to grow closer to You and to others in our lives.
In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
James 1:17 : 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.
Holy God, I come before you today to ask for your blessing on (their name’s) birthday celebration. I thank you for bringing them into my life and for all the joy they bring me.
I pray that You would bless them with perfect health, happiness and Your divine love in the year before them. In the same of Your son, Jesus Christ, I pray.
Psalm 91:16 : With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
Dear Father, I come before you today to ask for Your divine blessing on (their name)’s birthday celebration. I thank you for the special place they hold in my life and pray that you bless them with Your holy love in all their years ahead.
In the name of our savior, Jesus Christ, I ask.
John 3:16 : For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Bible Verses for Birthdays
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!
He has made everything beautiful in its time.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
For through wisdom, your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
Prayer Points for Birthdays
- Pray to the Lord to grant the birthday celebrant many more years of good health.
- Pray for the Lord to continue to bless the birthday celebrant with His favor.
- Pray for the Lord to grant the birthday person wisdom and understanding.
- Pray for the Lord to grant the birthday celebrant peace and joy.
- Pray for the Lord to continue to lead and guide the birthday celebrant in their righteousness.
- Pray for the Lord to bless the birthday celebrant’s family and friends.
- Pray for the Lord to meet all of their needs according to His riches in glory.
- Pray for the Lord to continue to use the birthday celebrant for His glory.
- Pray for any unconfessed sin in the birthday celebrant’s life to be forgiven and cleansed.
- Pray for any stronghold of Satan in the birthday celebrant’s life to be broken.
- Pray for any door that has been opened for Satan in the birthday celebrant’s life to be closed. You could also offer a prayer for protection from evil.
- Pray for any curse over the birthday celebrant’s life to be broken.
- Pray for any generational curse over the birthday celebrant’s life to be broken.
- Pray for protection over the life of the birthday celebrant from all evil.
- Pray for God’s angels to surround and protect the birthday celebrant from all harm.
- Pray that every plan and purpose of God for the life of the birthday celebrant would be accomplished.
Mentions of Birthdays in the Bible.
The New Testament includes a passage that describes Herod’s birthday celebrations (celebrated with banquets) where they danced, ate, partied, and were always in a cheerful mood. In Genesis chapter 40, there is a passage describing how the king hosted a feast for all his servants to celebrate.
The several sections that described birthdays and festivities were often performed for Pharaohs or Kings. In some instances, the celebrations involved birthday presents.
What Does the Bible Say About Birthdays?
The Bible tells true Christians to be joyful daily because the Lord has made it. Because God is the one who created life, we ought to rejoice in it. Every new day that the Lord bestows upon us is cause for joy and thanksgiving because it was God who breathed life into our body on Earth.
However, the Bible does instruct us to give thanks to God regularly, and while it does not require us to commemorate the day we were born on an annual basis, it does indicate that we should do so. It is still up to the individual to decide whether or not they or want to celebrate their birthday. This is because the Bible does not include any mandates or prohibitions regarding commemorating one’s birth date, nor does it have any references to birthday celebrations.
The lessons that can be learned from the stories found in the Bible illustrate how birthdays have a way of bringing to light and reinforcing the less admirable aspects of people. The ages are regularly recorded, suggesting that, at the very least, birthdays were honored by the individuals. There is a significant gap between remembering a specific day and throwing a party to celebrate it, even though the former is critically vital.
Whenever birthday celebrations were discussed in the scriptures, the texts did not go into a lot of detail about them. What we do take away from such celebrations is that they were conducted to glorify the individual rather than the Lord, which means they were performed in vain.
However, we can celebrate a birthday to celebrate the life that God has given us.
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