Oh Lord, each year as my birthday comes around again, it brings to the surface of my heart such painful memories for me. Lord Jesus I thank You that You understand. Thank You that You care – thank you that You are always with me and have promised never to leave me or forsake me - and that You will be with me, no matter what sadnesses or difficulties arise in my life.
Heal my heart and give me beauty for ashes I pray. Help me not to focus on past pain but rather look to the promise of Your blessed hope and the life everlasting that You have prepared for me in heaven.
Thank You for all the good times I have had in my life and help me Lord to face this birthday anniversary without any bitterness, but rather may the sweetness of Your love surround me.
Fill me Lord with Your comfort and peace – and use me Lord to be comfort to others who may have to experience some of the pain that I have gone through. I trust Lord that in Your strength I will be able to face the future with hope in my heart –that only comes from You, in Jesus name I pray,