Birthday cards are great ideas for expressing warm sentiments and conveying birthday blessings to a friend or family member. Cards are also an excellent way to share the word of God, motivate, inspire, or even pray for others.
Today we’ll take a look at how you may send birthday Bible verses, the Lord’s blessings, or special prayers for a birthday celebrant.
What does the Bible say about birthdays?
While going through his trials Job cursed the day in which he was born. Unlike this story there are many others that talk about birth and giving thanks for life. In Isaiah 9:6 a prophetic message is given about the Messiah’s birth.
The book of Psalm has a number of texts that celebrate life and the blessings of the Lord. Psalm 139:13-14 acknowledges God’s creative power. It states, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
¹⁴ I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”.
Another scripture that can add a special touch to birthday celebrations is Psalm 118:24. It says. “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
What is a good Bible verse for a birthday?
There are many Bible verses that may be used as quotes, inspirational thoughts, and words of affirmation. Here are some quotes from the word of God that you may add to birthday greeting cards.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. ²³ They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV
Birthdays are time to reflect on the goodness and grace of God. Many families have felt the bitter effects of death but God graciously allowed you and your loved ones another year of life to experience His bounties.
This text forces you to appreciate each year you get to spend with others, to be thankful for the faithfulness of the Lord, and show gratitude for each morning that He continues to lavish you with new mercies.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 NIV
Each year your friends celebrate another birthday is a gift from God. Use this verse to let someone know that they are truly a gift sent from above and life would not be the same without them.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11 NIV
If you love to affirm others then this verse is a good gift to share with a birthday celebrant. Your friend may repeat this text as often as needed as a powerful affirmation. It is a great way to reflect on the thought that ‘in His presence there is fullness of joy’.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
Tell a close friend how special he is to both you and God. These words will assure him that He is the Lord’s masterpiece who was created with a very important purpose. Each year, on the day he was born, is a time to celebrate his purpose and his Creator.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3 NIV
This text is a great way to extend wishes of success and prosperity. Let the birthday girl know that the Lord will continue to fortify her, give her long life, and bless whatever she does.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Psalm 20:5 NIV
Use this Psalm to make special occasions very lively. This text can be used as a theme for a baby’s first celebration. It is also an excellent choice for a celebrant who has recently recovered from an illness or who overcame great odds.
This inscription in a card will let the celebrant know that you are joyful and wish him or her nothing less than a happy birthday.
Rejoice always, ¹⁷ pray continually, ¹⁸ give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV
Getting older is not a reason to worry about old age. Instead, it is an opportunity to be grateful for all that the Lord has done. It is the will of God for all of us to be happy and express gratitude even when circumstances are not what we would hope for.
Use this verse to remind a family member who is going through a rough patch to endure with patience. Gratitude and prayer are two things that will allow him or her to face the challenges of the upcoming year.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 NIV
You may use this text by itself or blend it nicely with a paragraph or two. You will help someone to have a spirit of gratitude on their special day.
This will be a fitting gift for a friend or family member who has decades of life experiences to give thanks for. Being able to celebrate life is one thing but passing three scores and ten is a phenomenal blessing.
I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.1 Corinthians 1:4 NIV
If you are a parent, you may let your child know how much you love and appreciate him or her with these words. Borrow this quote from the apostle and express how thankful you are for the day the Lord blessed you with a beautiful bundle of joy.
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 NIV
Encourage confidence and trust in God with this powerful text. It’s perfect for motivating an associate or colleague who is in ministry. The gift of another year is a blessing to continue in the service of Jesus.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 NIV
Along with being in a birthday card, this verse may be used as a wall decal or a banner where the cake and other goodies will be displayed. Party guests will have no choice but to reflect on the goodness of God as they enjoy the delectable treats.
How do you say God bless you on birthday?
Saying God bless you is not only for religious birthday wishes. It’s a nice sentiment to share with others as you bid them well on their special day.
The Lord bless you and keep you; ²⁵ the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; ²⁶ the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26 NIV
This text is one of the best Bible verses to extend blessings. It is a solemn prayer that asks for the Lord’s favor on someone else. You may get creative with a do-it-yourself birthday card or you may add the celebrant’s name in the scripture to make it more personal.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20 NIV
This is an awesome way to motivate a teenager in a positive way. Inspirational Bible quotes like this one will remind your teenage friend to always trust God. It is also a nice birthday wish for blessing and prosperity.
“All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Isaiah 41:11 NIV
As a follower of Christ, you know that life has obstacles, tests, and challenges. This quote will offer needed protection against anyone or anything negative directed at the birthday celebrant. He or she can be hopeful knowing that you are praying for peace and success in his or her life.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Speak success in the life of a student or friend who is working hard to achieve personal goals. This birthday token brings prosperity, hope, and a successful future. These are the things that the Lord has in store for all His children and this includes the birthday boy or girl.
For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. Proverbs 9:11 NIV
Use this heart-warming inscription in a birthday card to invoke the blessings of wisdom and long life. These words will serve as an inspiration for many years.
What is a good birthday prayer?
There are many texts that may be used as birthday prayers to claim the Lord’s blessings, request good health, and speak prosperity in the lives of your friends and loved ones.
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalms 20:4 NIV
Use this powerful Psalm to remind a special family member that the Lord will grant success and all that he or she desires.
If you are gifting a twin and need two short verses with a similar message you may also use Psalm 37:4. It states, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart“.
This way you are praying the same prayer without repeating yourself. It is also a great way to celebrate the individuality of twins while ensuring each person receives a personalized message.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 NIV
This is a beautiful prayer for a young child or a new convert at your church. As you celebrate a significant milestone you are also praying that they will grow in the grace of Christ, increase in wisdom, and find favor with the Lord.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV
Use this Bible verse to express happy birthday wishes while praying for hope, joy, and peace. You may also use sentiments from Colossians 3:15. It states, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful”.
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 1:2 NIV
One of the most popular birthday prayers for someone apart from long life is good health. This text is a great way to express fond wishes to friends while keeping them in your prayers. Enjoying good health is an incredible gift that any birthday celebrant would be grateful for.
There are many Bible verses that may be used to transform a simple birthday card into a heartfelt gift. With the help of scripture passages you may make a birthday celebration more special with a birthday blessing or a memorable prayer from the word of God.