Abba, Father, you know the story of our days. You began writing it before we were made. You set purpose in our hearts and direct our feet. Our history is your story that continues forever for those who are of your household. Hold us tighter, Father. Bring us to recognize and experience the joy of your salvation every day in this story you craft. Help us remember the beauty of you in each birthday. As we celebrate, we worship you. Keep on writing our stories, Lord. Each one is different, yet each one ends with us being more like Jesus. Hallelujah, we sing hallelujah! Forgive us when we take up the writer’s pen ourselves. We only mess up the page. Thank you for faithfully scripting our daily walk. I praise you in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” (Exodus 9:16 ESV)