As I wake up I pray. As i started my usual prayers, i stopped – today is my birthday. I realized I thank God for all my blessings every day, but I can’t remember thanking Him intentionally for this day, on this day and all it means. For my birth, not a foregone conclusion, but a blessing, a miracle. Psalm 139:13-16 – My life this precious gift. I have been extremely blessed with so much love, even in the darkest moments and I realized, it started the moment I was conceived. Wow! God’s been loving me my entire life. i smile and tears well that a taste of His great gift is the love I have felt in so many amazing people I have known, met or encountered. Thank you Lord, thank you so very much. I love you too!
Prayer on a Birthday
As I celebrate my birthday today,
permit me, God,
to celebrate it with you in this private way,
opening my heart to you.
If I reached this year
it is because of you,
who were never absent from my life.
Your presence has given me the will
to fight against what is selfish and evil
You have accompanied me, Lord,
with the power of your kindness
all along the journey of my life;
you have preserved me
with a strong and happy disposition to do your will.
Keep lit for many years, O God,
the spark of my life,
so that I may thank you daily
for the light of your blessing.
Life is so good.