Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Birthday Prayer

A friend sent me this blessing on my birthday, taken from the Anglican (Church of England) Book of Common Prayer. It's so beautiful that I had to share it with you. And by all means, you are encouraged to adapt it for those you wish to honor on their birthdays...

O God, our times are in your hands: Look with favor, we pray, on your servant Christopher, as he begins another year. Grant that he may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen his trust in your goodness all the days of his life. Watch over thy child, O Lord, as his days increase; bless and guide him wherever he may be. Strengthen him when he stands; comfort him when discouraged or sorrowful; raise him up if he fall; and in his heart may thy peace which passeth understanding abide all the days of his life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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