Sunday, September 21, 2014

TwIce Age | A Prayer For Your Birthday

Dear One,

These are my heart’s desires for you on this special day, when you’re a year older, twice your present age or thrice the half of your present age.

I pray that;

Your hair, if gray, will be a crown of splendor, gotten in the way of righteousness. May it be a garland of grace on your head, resplendent in glory and attained as a well-deserved reward for a life well-lived without stress.

Your head will not just be a statistic but a repository of wisdom, knowledge and understanding by virtue of which you’re effortlessly ahead of your peers and contemporaries in your spheres of influence.

Your eyes will not just look, they will see. May someone not have to describe to you what you’re both looking at. May your vision transcend your physical sight and serve as an incentive for the well-being of generations yet unborn.

Your ears will not diminish in keenness as they also serve to give equilibrium. May the need not arise to repeat things over and again to you.

Your nose; ever sensitive, will retain default functions of respiration, perception and voice modulation. May you not have to be fed through this passageway.

Your mouth will serve to instruct many and you’ll be worth hearing. May your lips bear worthy counsel and your words carry weight by virtue of your integrity and authority. A liar is worse than a poor man (Prov. 19:22); may neither terms describe you. May your tongue be well accustomed to life giving fruits and healthy foods. May your “snacks” not have to be pills and drugs. May your smile also gladden you as there won’t be more “vacancies” than necessary.

Your throat will not be confused about whether it leads to the stomach or a bin. May sugar, salt and flour not traverse this path in excess that they become the "three white poisons”.

Your shoulders, spine and entire skeletal system would not be depleted from carrying more flesh than was purposed by design. May your muscular and skeletal systems not suffer from underuse or abuse by virtue of the premium you place on exercise and proper nutrition.

Your lungs will not go on strike. May your breathing not become a painful task. May your respiration remain natural and unaided.

Your heart will not be attacked. May it not grow weary from overwork of pumping more blood than it was designed to. May the rhythm and beat of your heart be music to the ears of the Almighty as coming from a heart that truly pants after Him.

Your hands will be above as a giver to many and not below as a borrower from some. May you be a channel through which abundant resource flows and not a bucket that traps same. May your children, loved ones and even enemies find themselves placing money and precious things in your hands NOT because you need it, but because you’re blessed and they need your blessing. You will NOT be a liability to your children financially. You’ll leave a good inheritance for your children’s children till the fourth generation. May you not need other people’s hands to feed, wear clothes, bathe etc because of paralysis or amputation. May your fingers not reduce in number than what you have presently.

Your digestive system will not fail you; devices and machines would not have to do what these were created to do. You’ll eat and drink without fear of allergy; the foods you avoid would be by volition and not by compulsion. Your food and water is blessed so sickness is far from you (Exodus 23:25).

Your legs will not be feeble. You’ll walk and leave two footprints (preferably left and right) and not three, four, six or those very thin wheel tracks. You’ll not need to be carried to the rest room, your bed, your car etc. May you not walk through this life unnoticed; may the legacies you leave behind cause many to be blessed and bless you. You will NOT be a liability for your children physically – they will not have to pray for you because you’re sick or frail. They will always be inspired by your strength, agility and fitness. May you be twice your age in wisdom, worth and wealth but half your age in vigor, visage and vitality.

Your name will not have negative adjectives like “bereaved”, “hypertensive”, “diabetic” etc. Rather, it will open doors for many. Your brand and person will make it IMPOSSIBLE for your loved ones to be poor in things money can buy, things money can’t buy and in money itself. May people be influenced positively because you were born.

24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

I celebrate you!

If you read this on your birthday, do please leave a comment below; even if it's just a sentence. Could even be just your name and birthday. E.g. Bayor, 21st September

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  1. May your days be blessed and full of the favor of the Most High God.
    May the doors and Gates that lead to the City open up unto you,
    May the Blessings that come from being planted in the courts of our God begin to manifest in your life,
    May your enemies weary from trying to catch up with you because God has granted you Divine Speed.
    This year will best you have ever experience, in all facets of your life. Get ready for supersonic acceleration to your divine Destiny.
    No weapon of the enemy fashioned against you shall prosper, and none shall make you afraid. The beasts of the earth with cower and trepidate at your presence to the point of total embarrassment.
    Fear not beloved, you are here for a purpose and have begun to fulfil it gradually. The good Lord will take you to your expected end. By this time next year, you will have to "Google" about yourself to be able to recall where you were today because you will have gone farrrrr from here!
    Happy Birthday Bro!

    1. A very BIG AMEN to your words Bishop!
      Thank you for being a brother in whom I am WELL pleased!
      God bless you!

  2. Amen and Amen bro! So shall it be for you this new year and always in Jesus Name, Amen! I celebrate you brother. Much luv from the Ode Clan!!!

    1. Thank you so very much Aunty Inya.
      I celebrate you too!
      God bless your loving heart and sweet spirit.
      My warm regards to the entire clan!

  3. Very well crafted. Proud of you great one any day and time. Happy birthday once again and a big Amen to your prayers. Much Love! NKALARI..

    1. Dear and Precious One,
      Thank you so much for such heart warming words.
      May God honor you, favor you and prosper you in a way NO MAN can take credit for.
      I celebrate you.

  4. On this special day, i wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come! May your beloved bring love back to you, And may all the dreams you dream come true!
    May you have a fantastic birthday and many more to come... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU-the Beloved of the Lord!!!!
    Much love from me and my crew!

    1. Thank you so much great one!
      May it become all the more difficult to explain the mighty works of God in your life as you go from strength to strength and glory to glory.
      My love and warm regards to the entire crew.

  5. Amen and Amen! May you remain a vessel unto honour, set apart for the Lord's glory.

    1. A big "Amen" to that K!
      A pregnancy at the third trimester stage can not be hidden with both hands; may your glory be IMPOSSIBLE to hide.
      God bless you BIG TIME!
      Cheers and warm regards to all!

  6. Amen. And may the Lord supply you with "wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make your face shine, And bread which strengthens man’s heart.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭104:15‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

  7. Amen and Amen. From your mouth to God's ear. I pray we all number our days good health in Jesus name. Thanks Bayo.......Tolu Osho

  8. Thank you 4 ds powerful bday message. Ds s d best gift giving 2 me 2day! Dse wrds has indeed liftd up m spirit.Its a glorious gift I MST say DAT has touched m soul n I feel sooo blessed.I receive DSE blessings in2 m life n family IJN. God continually use u as a blessing 2 his vineyard! God bless u BAYOR!.....patience gani

  9. Amen Bayor, this is very very inspiring! Thanks a lot, you just gave me my best birthday prayer ever. God bless you bro!

  10. Amen. Thanks so much. Very very soul lifting.

  11. Amen!Thank u Bayor. Rachel Sidi Kigbu, Feb 9th

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  14. Amen and amen!🙏🏼 Thanks Mr B.

  15. Amen! Thank you brother! This was really fulfilling. Supo July 17th

  16. God bless you sir real good....enjoy the fullness of God more in your life

  17. God bless you richly sir. Your little shall become nations... God will uplift you high above your peers.

  18. Bunmi somefun olubayoNovember 8, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    God bless you immensely for this deep and penetrating prayers.may his grace continually shine upon you always

  19. Wow. That's enough blessings to last me my entire life time and to think it covers every sphere of my life.How awesome.

    I deeply appreciate this. All I can say is "The liberal soul shall be made fat" and "good measure pressed down shaken together and running over shall be the replenishment from on high.

    God bless you Bro Bayor.


  20. Thank you Bayo, I deeply apprecaite your wisdom. Its a blessing to call you friend.
    God bless you always.

  21. Amen!!! Thank you sir! You are blessed!

  22. This is so beautiful and very powerful. Thanks Bayor. Your words inspire. I celebrate you too. Much love.