Happy birthday to me!
As my daughters exclaim: "You're so old, Papa! Why are you so old?"
Another year, LORD; we made it through another year where I did 'stuff.'
Thank You, LORD, for seeing me past another year, touching lives during it, guiding some toward you.
LORD, take the least of these into Your hands, the most hurting, and hold them tightly to You, right up to Your heart, and love them. Love them through their hurts, love them after the hurt is gone, love them today, with all their problems, love them tomorrow, while all their problems have still not gone away.
Make me good enough, LORD, to love them and to give them hope, and to point them to you. Help me be good enough so that they may be saved.
I ask this in the Name of Jesus, the Christ.