Prayer For First Birthday
O God, our Father in Heaven, Holy is Your Name. Today is a very special day for our family as we celebrate Ethan's 1st birthday, 1st born of Alvin and Joyce.
Thank You Dear Lord for bringing up Ethan safely through out the trying days up to now. Ethan is now one year old today. Guide and protect him safely from all the dangers of growing up as a child into maturity of manhood and grant that he may play well his part in this world as a role model. Let us all help him always so that he knows Jesus is his spiritual Mentor and Virgin Mother Mary as his spiritual Best Friend.
Bless both Alvin and Joyce for giving them this great privilege to raise Ethan. Help them to be true to their great responsibility and also to all those who are jointly associate to Ethan's upbringing with tender care and love.
Let us also always remember how Jesus says: "Whoever receive one such child in my Name receive me". We are happy to receive Jesus in this child, Ethan. We want to love and serve Jesus in this child, Ethan.
Thank you again our Father in Heaven, for giving us this privilege that we are able to celebrate Ethan's First Birthday. Please help us always to ensure that whatever we do and say are always good so that this little soul may copy our good deeds and that he may never be led astray in his life as he grows up.
All these we ask in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and Redeemer. Amen.
Dear Father, thank You for this special day that You chose to be the birthday of this dear child. Lord, You scheduled every day of his life from before he was born and have watched over him. Oh Lord, how we rejoice to see him growing up day by day and reaching another milestone in his young life.
Watch over him I pray, and look down on him with Your love and favour. And Lord, I ask that as he faces a new year with new opportunities and challenges, that You would enable him to grow in wisdom and favour with God and men, as he learns to trust in You with each passing day.
Bless him Lord, and guide him. Draw him into true saving faith in Christ Jesus. Protect him from all harm and danger, watch over him each day of his life, both at home and at school, and lead him into all truth. In Jesus' name I pray,
Dear Lord, on this day that we celebrate insert child's name birth, I pray for blessings and joy over insert child's name. You knew everything about insert child's name before his/her birth and you have a plan of prosperity and hope for his/her life! Let him/her feel confident and ready for the year ahead knowing that you have an order to his/her steps and a purpose for her life. Help him/her to find joy in every circumstance in life, knowing that you work all things out for good. I thank you for insert child's name, for loving him/her with unconditional love, and for the promises, you have spoken over his/her life. In Jesus Name, Amen.
We praise You for all Your gifts to us.
In a special way,
We thank You for (name).
Bless him (her) always in Your love.
Bless us too, Holy Father,
And this food with which we celebrate.
Help us all to praise You and give You glory
Through Jesus Christ our lord.
On this day
we give you thanks
for the gift of this child
and his (her) birthday.
We ask your blessing
upon him (her),
that you would keep him (her) safe
for many years to come,
and guide him (her)
in the way of love and mercy,
following the example of your Son
our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
You are my dearest. Before I even speak about my beloved child, I want to acknowledge You. My Creator, Savior, and Sustainer I owe all I am and all I have to you.
I confess that there have been many times this year when my mind and time has been so full of caring for my child that my time with You has taken a backseat. In those moments and days I felt a mix of guilt and grace.
I felt guilt because I know that my relationship with You is what matters most in the world. But I have been an overwhelmed and tired mama with an expansively needy baby, and I know You are patient. Thank you for waiting for me.
As she now has a semblance of a routine and I am a more experienced mother, I pray that you can help me be attentive to her but also never fail to come to You in prayer and Scripture and quietness. You are what makes me whole.
As I reflect on my child's first year her only year of babyhood that has quickly slipped by I am grateful for each week.
Thank you for her smiles and giggles. Thank you for her hugs and babbles. Thank you for her wonder. Her first steps. Her excitement when she sees me. Our special times of nursing in dark rooms before she drifts to sleep.
Thank you also for her dirty diapers and her wails. Many mothers who have lost children long for those things, and I know none of us is guaranteed another day.
I pray today as I have prayed before:
Please help her come to faith very young
Please help her understand her worth and live in the confidence that Love provides
Please help her be curious about the world
Please keep evil people and evil messages away from her
Please help her learn to share with her brother and be his friend forever
Please grow in her wonderful spiritual gifts and the fruit of the spirit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self control
Please help her do good in the world and live into her calling
Please nurture her future husband in his days, his family, and his faith
Please show her daddy and me how to play our roles in it all
God of all show us how to make each week count. We feel the weight of responsibility to grow her into the shining adult you have destined her to be.
We will do our best, but we are flawed.
I am too often impatient and harsh. I am forgetful and miss opportunities. In the end, we trust You to work through us and in her, regardless.
She is Your child more than she is our child.
Fill her heart with your Holy Spirit. We thank you for our little girl. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Dearest son, it's been exactly a year since our lives have been wonderfully spiced with your special presence. You are a special gift from God, may you increase in flavour, honour and grace all the days of your life. May you grow to be an exceptional young man; you shall excel more than your parents in Jesus name.
Darling son, may God bless you and cause His face to shine upon you. May He be with you every step of the way in every season of your life, in Jesus name. I surround your destiny with walls of fire and angels, no evil shall befall you, neither will your enemies penetrate you in Jesus name. The righteousness of God will rule your life, and His peace shall govern your heart. Your life will not be cut short in Jesus name. You shall be a pacesetter, a joy of eternal glory. Son, your life shall be pleasing unto the Lord and your parents. In Jesus awesome name I pray. Amen.