Thank You For My Being
Today, O Lord, I celebrate my birthday.
There are a few words I want to say which vividly express my feelings
and the thoughts uppermost in my mind
I address them to you, Lord:
Thank you so much!
I thank you for this beautiful life..
nurtured and cared for by a responsible family,
enriched and enlivened by true friends,
made meaningful and worthwhile by their love.
Yes, I thank you for believing in me even though
I sometimes fail to follow Your word.
I thank you for your unwavering trust
even though I sometimes fail to follow Your plan.
I thank you for searching for me
even though I willfully neglect you and hide from you.
You guide me away from sin and shame,
My lips will speak of my gratitude.
You direct me to the most noble goals
and help me garner great honors,
my heart will beat in thanksgiving.
You rescue me from the pit of destruction,
I will live my life in total obedience to you.
O Lord, you have showered me
with your blessings,
Please continue to bless my life.
You have protected me countless of times,
Please keep me under your care forever.
You have given me your love unconditionally,
Please do not take it away from me.
O Lord, please continue to bless the people
who make my life useful, memorable, worth living.
Please take care of those who look after my well-being.
They have accepted me as a member of their family,
please welcome them into your home.
Today, as I celebrate my birthday,
help me, O dear Lord, my brother and friend,
to live for others, to achieve my goals,
to fulfill your plan for me.
Let me spend my life for your greater glory.
I thank you for the gift of my life, Lord,
and for all that you have done for me.