As a parent and especially a father, I love the idea of extending a blessing upon our children particularly on special occasions. For my daughter’s birthday this year, I sought out a birthday blessing for a child that I could use during the day. Any of these prayers could work as a blessing to start the day, to pray before dinner or cake, or to offer at the end of the day before bedtime. Or, if the day becomes a little too crazy and you forget to find a moment to pray the blessing over your child, say the prayer silently to yourself before the day is through.
A Collection of Birthday Blessings for a Child
Catholic Birthday Blessings for Children
A Blessing on a Child’s Birthday (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
A Blessing on the Occasion of a Birthday (Catholic Culture)
Birthday Prayer #1 (Catholic Online)
Christian Birthday Blessings for Children
A Birthday Prayer and Irish Blessing (Crosswalk)
Christian Birthday Prayers and Blessings (Building Faith)
Birthday Prayers and Blessings (Pray with Me)
100 Short Birthday Blessings and Prayers for a Child (Sweet Love Messages)
A Birthday Prayer for a Child’s Birthday (ChurchYear.net)
Happy Birthday Prayers (Happy Birthday Messages)
More Birthday Blessings for a Child
Here is a blessings I prepared for my daughter:
A Birthday Blessing for My Daughter
Thank you for the gift of your daughter, [NAME].
Bless her today on her birthday.
May she recognize the gifts you bestowed on her.
May she grow ever closer to you in the year ahead.
May she be a light of love for others in the world.