Hi Jesus! It’s my birthday!
Thank you for making me. Thank you for molding me. Thank you for saving me. Once and for all but also every day.
You’ve been rescuing me for years. You’re my refuge and my song. My strength and my love. The One who knows me, gets me and loves me no matter what. The One who fills the gaps in the human heart. The One who lifts my head and heals my wounds.
You have never left me. You’ve always loved me. You have always had a plan and purpose for me.
Through the power of Your Spirit, You equip me. You make me brave. You hear me. You teach me. You forgive me. You make me nice.
Your timing in my life has been perfect. Your faithfulness goes beyond my grasp.
For this year, God, may I trust You even more and know You deeper still. Will you give me holy confidence and Gospel humility?
Help me to think of myself less and think of You and others more. Help me to see You in everything. Help me to know and feel Your strong presence. Help me to share the Gospel as you have called me too. Boldly. Authentically. Lovingly.
Help me look to You for my strength, security, hope and all. I can’t do it on my own.
May I be so sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting and leading. May I be still and learn from you. Grow me. Change me. Sanctify me.
May I reflect Your Son in a world that needs Him.
May I love my children and be nice and loving to them. Teaching them of You by how I live and forgive.
Give me great, deep joy for this journey. No matter what. You hold it all and I can trust You. You have shown me that over my 42 years. You. Are. Trustworthy.
You’re it. You’re all that matters. You’re the reason we live and breathe. You’re our hope. You’re who we long to see. Here and now and also an eternity.
May my family love You and follow You in a way that isn’t normal. May You put a bubble of protection around us and not let it pop! Help us to keep our eyes on You and to love others well. To be generous with what we have. To BD and THJPL. To shine for You by loving others.
Help us to see others in Your light and with the lens of Your grace. Show us where to help. Guide us. Help us to live for You.
Thank you for 42 years today. I pray for many, many more. But. To live is Christ to die is gain!
In Jesus name, amen.