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5 Birthday Blessings to Say to Your Loved Ones on Their Special Day

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Birthdays are a wonderful time to take a moment of solace, sit back, and consider the wonder and brilliance of this gift of life.

It also gives us the opportunity to be thankful for our continued health and wellbeing as we enjoy yet another year of life on this blessed planet. 

As with the related tradition of giving gifts, though, it’s always more rewarding and gratifying to send sincere birthday blessings than it is to receive them. 

In this spirit, we’ve drawn from relevant verses in the Bible to give you five heartfelt Christian birthday blessings for the most important people in your life. 

We hope you find something here that strikes the right tone for your loved ones on their special day. 

What does the Bible say about birthdays?

As you might expect, the Bible has a number of wonderful, heartwarming teachings around the concepts of birthdays, growing old, and becoming wiser with time. 

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom,” says Psalm 90:12, encouraging us to actively take count of our years despite the unpleasant feelings that can be associated with growing older. 

By doing so, we can begin to feel grateful for all the knowledge and experience we’ve gained through another year.

With a similar sentiment, Proverbs 9:11 reads, "For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life."  Wisdom isn't without its purpose, as gaining it will, in turn, allow us to lead a healthy, long life. 

Of course, birthdays bring about a certain level of anxiety, as it’s one year closer to death. But, as the Bible explains, death is not the end for righteous people. To those of us in the faith, death represents the start of a new chapter in paradise. 

With that in mind, let’s now go to our specially prepared birthday wishes for each family member.

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Christian birthday blessings for your loved ones

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When a birthday gift and greeting card don’t cut it, offer your happy birthday wishes in the form of a blessing full of God’s love and sentiments of good health for your friends and family members.

For a friend

Dear friend,

God has blessed you with another year of life, laughter, and happiness. This blessing is as much of a gift to you as it is to me, for I’m honored with the privilege of your wonderful company for more days of your life. 

I pray you have a wonderful day of celebrations and good health. 

For a sibling

To my dear brother/sister,

Sending you my best wishes on your birthday today. For years, it’s been my humble pleasure to watch you progress through life, surmounting all the obstacles you’ve faced, and growing wiser with each passing day. 

I’m sending my most sincere birthday prayer to the Almighty for you on this special birthday. May He bless you with many more years. 

For a parent

To my mother/father,

Were it not for you I wouldn't be here on this blessed earth. You have given me the gift of life, a gift which I could never hope to repay. The care and compassion you have bestowed upon me has helped me navigate life’s most troublesome difficulties, and for that I’m eternally grateful.

Wishing you all of God’s blessings, may His hand guide you as yours did mine. 

For a colleague

Happy birthday to you my dearest colleague. 

Work can be a challenging experience, and without your presence there I may not have possessed the strength to persevere. As we arrive at your blessed birthday, I want to send my deepest prayers of good luck for the coming year. May we be prosperous in all our professional endeavors, and may you be filled with the love of Jesus Christ for all eternity. 

For a partner

To my dearest love,

Sending you my most sincere happy birthday prayers as we enter into a new year together. Your presence in my life is a testament to God’s generosity, as without you I’d struggle to find meaning.You deserve the world and more, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. 

Wishing you the best birthday celebrations, lots of love.

God bless you

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Every year on this planet is yet another beautiful gift from God. 

And, as Christians, we understand that life on earth is merely a rehearsal for our day of judgment, where we’ll be granted access into the kingdom of Heaven for an eternity in paradise. 

When your loved one’s special day arrives, remind them to embrace the grace and beauty of growing older, and offer them your most sincere birthday blessing for plenty more years of joy, life, and laughter. 

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