Heavenly Father, thank you for birthdays and for friends and family who help celebrate! May we remember the birth of your son, Jesus, as we come together for cake and ice cream. May we draw closer and closer to Jesus with each year we celebrate. I thank you in his name and authority, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

β€œβ€˜And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’” (Matthew 2:6 ESV)