Teenage years are one of the best periods of a person’s life because there’s so much to explore and learn from and it feels like you have all the time in the world.
However, it is also a vulnerable period where the young person can make life changing choices. One must be on alert to see if there are any signs that a teenager may be going through stuff
People around this age need lots of support and guidance from everyone around them. It would be great to find out the nature of support you can give to a teenager.
You obviously have a teenager around you who is about to celebrate their 16th birthday and I can’t imagine how excited they are.
Whatever you do, shower them with love and great support, and if possible, some exciting items to gift a 16-year-old on their birthday.
Parties are fun occasions for both the young and old and should be enjoyed to the fullest by those invited, how much more a 16th birthday party.
The best way to begin a 16th birthday party is with an opening prayer to God to hand over all the activities to Him.
It is not out of place to feel a little nervous about praying in public to the hearing of others but it is best to pray from the heart as you allow the spirit to lead you and I have also outlined some opening prayers to help guide you.
Regardless of your relationship with the celebrant, there are long and short opening prayers that you can say for their 16th birthday party to mark a wonderful beginning.
These opening prayers for 16th birthday party celebration are perfect for the opening of a 16th birthday party in 2023 and beyond.
Enjoy the party!
Long Opening Prayers for 16th Birthday Party
Prayers should be at the forefront of each celebration, much more, a birthday celebration. We can’t thank God enough for the gift of life.
These long opening prayers have been written to help convey some beautiful prayers in light of a 16th birthday party celebration whether for a private party or in the presence of guests.
See also: Cool themes for a sweet sixteen birthday party
1. We come to you oh Lord in prayers for the occasion of this 16th birthday party.
Thank you, father, for today and the beautiful weather that you have blessed.
We are grateful for our celebrant who you have kept alive and well under the guidance of his/her family and the companionship of his/her friends.
Thank you for this party that was planned under your guidance and we pray that all will be well with this celebration, amen.
2. We pray in Jesus name.
Almighty God, we bless you for today (mention the date) and the priceless gift of life for our celebrant and everyone gathered here in your presence.
We thank you for those who organised this party and all the efforts put into it.
We thank you, Lord, as we ask that this party be filled with love, laughter and happiness.
We humbly ask that you bless our celebrant immensely in all of his/her endeavours, amen.
3. Father Lord, thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity that you have given us all to come together and celebrate our child who has blessed with his/her 16th year on earth.
Father, we commit this entire party into your hands as we seek your presence in all that we do.
We pray for our celebrant and his/her family that you continue to protect and provide for them.
May we begin and end with you oh Lord, amen.
Thank you for answered prayers.
4. In the glorious name of Jesus, amen.
Lord, we come with hearts full of thanksgiving for sustaining our lives and most especially for blessing our beloved celebrant with a new age.
We thank you for chapter 16 in his/her life and thank you for everyone guiding and supporting him/her.
We thank you for all the guests and we pray that your love will guide us throughout this party, amen.
5. Dear Lord, we seek your presence today as we begin the birthday celebration of our 16 years old.
Thank you for your love that has kept him thus far and we bless your name for today and how you made it possible for every one of us to be gathered here today.
Thank you for the joy of the occasion and your love that has filled this vicinity.
We humbly ask that you continue to bless the celebrant and his family now and always, amen.
6. Thank you Lord for this beautiful and colourful party to celebrate the 16th birthday of our celebrant.
We are all here because you willed it so and we are so grateful for that.
As we come together as one to share in the joy of a new year, we pray for more joyful celebrations.
Please bless the food and drinks and everyone who made provisions for them.
We ask that our celebrant will continue to grow in your love always and forever, amen.
7. Father, your word says that in all things, we must give thanks.
We give you thanks oh Lord for the amazing gift of today and the life of everyone here.
Thank you for this party where we have the wonderful privilege to celebrate the 16th birthday of our child through your provision and love.
We can’t thank you enough for blessing us immensely and taking care of this child for us.
We pray that this party gives glory to your holy name and may we be joyful through it all.
8. The Lord is our shepherd, there is nothing we shall want now and always.
Thank you, father, for all that you do and all of us here.
We can never be able to say thank you enough for the life that you have blessed us with.
We say a big thank you for our celebrant who is marking his 16th birth anniversary.
Thank you for his/her family and friends and all gathered here.
Thank you for the refreshments provided.
May your love fill this arena until the end, amen.
9. He who has God has everything and so, therefore, we call upon the holy name of God to begin this joyful celebration.
We thank you, the king of kings for blessing your child with a new age.
We thank you for his progress in his academics and wellbeing.
Your love is ever evident in his life.
Thank you, Lord.
We can only do our best to support and encourage him and we ask for your support in training him up in the right direction always and forever, amen.
10. Father Lord, thank you for our dear friend who is celebrating her 16th birthday party today.
Thank you for guiding her so far in her life.
Thank you for her loving family that gives her so much support and encouragement.
We pray for an unending flow of love and blessings upon her life and the incredible success of this beautiful birthday party.
11. Thank you so much, awesome God, for the wonderful opportunity that you have granted us to be in your presence as we celebrate an amazing teen.
Thank you for the celebrant for who we have gathered here to wish well and pray for.
Let our joy be full today as you mark the beginning of special blessings and gifts on the celebrant and family.
We thank you, Lord, for you have answered our prayers, amen.
12. Father of all good gifts, we praise your name as we lift our voice in thanksgiving for your love, mercy and especially for the wonderful gift of life.
We thank you for our celebrant and every other member of the family.
We pray for this beautiful party and for all the plans that have been put in place to make it a success.
We ask that you be with us during the duration of this party and afterwards and may all glory be unto your name both now and forevermore, amen.
13. We have nothing but thanks to give to you oh Lord.
We invite you in a special way as the chairman of this birthday party because we all exist because of your love.
Thank you for our celebrant on the occasion of this 16th birthday; your love is totally evident all around us.
We bless your name for everyone here and we commit our celebrant into your hands as you bless him/her with heavenly blessings.
We ask that your grace will always sustain him/her always and forever, amen.
14. We arise in worship and reverence for your holy name oh Lord.
Thank you for this wonderful day that you made and for everyone alive especially those here.
Thank you for our child who by your grace is marking the 16th anniversary of his/her birth.
We have always trusted in you and we commit the entire party into your hands and ask that everyone who has come will have their hearts filled with love and their lips laced with laughter.
Bless the celebrant and guide him/her in every way, thank you, Lord.
15. Dear Lord, perfection only comes from you.
I thank you for this beautiful day which also marks the 16th birthday of your child.
For as many of us that are here, we say, thank you, father.
You are God all by yourself and everything is under your authority.
We humbly ask that you fill this party with love and happiness as we dance and dine in joyful celebration.
Bless the celebrant and all who have come to celebrate with us.
16. We call on your name oh Lord as we specially invite you to this wonderful occasion of a birthday celebration.
Thank you for the celebrant and the gift of life today.
Thank you for everyone who has made out time to come and share in this joy.
We ask that your angels come as special guests to bless the celebrant and everyone with beautiful blessings, amen.
17. Let the joy of your love flow through the course of this birthday party oh Lord.
Thank you for everyone here and in particular our beloved celebrant.
We thank you for your mercies that are new every day and for the incredible gift of today.
We give you praise for the 16th birthday of our dearly beloved child and we ask that you steady his/her feet in your path to the greater glory of your name.
May all who have come here enjoy your blessings to the fullest by your grace that is ever evident, amen.
18. We invite you oh Lord as the chief guest of honour as we seek to begin this 16th birthday party.
We thank you immensely for the joy that has filled this home because we know that it can only be from you.
I pray for the celebrant that your love and favour may continually envelop his/her life and that of the family.
Thank you for everyone who took the time to be here to celebrate this beautiful occasion.
Let your love unite us as we break bread and wine in unison and may there always be joyful celebrations in our lives.
We say thank you Lord for everything that you do for us.
19. From the depth of our hearts, we give you thanksgiving oh Lord for your goodness in our lives.
Words are never enough to tell of all your great wonders.
Today, we gather in your name to celebrate the 16th birthday of our child with a party meant to praise you and say a big thank you for the gift of our dear child.
Thank you for making this day possible and blessing us with the resources to pull this off.
We continue to commit our child who is growing in your love again and again to you asking for your total care.
Thank you for everyone who is here to celebrate with us.
Thank you for the gifts that have been brought and we pray that everyone here will be rewarded in multiple folds for all their support.
Thank you, Jesus.
20. We magnify your name father as we gather here to celebrate the 16th birthday of our beloved child.
Let your beautiful presence come over this atmosphere and all the activities planned for the birthday party.
Thank you for our wonderful celebrant and the family who has made this occasion this beautiful through your help.
Thank you for your gifts and we ask that your blessings will never elude us at this moment and always.
Thank you, father.
21. King of the world, we are exceedingly grateful for the 16th birthday of our dear child who you gifted to us and the world.
This child is special because you made it so and we thank you every day for it.
We ask that you continue to fill his/her heart with your love and wisdom to act right and live according to your will.
Give us the guidance as we party and make merry to the glory of your name.
We pray that you bless all that we’ll eat and drink today so that at the end of the party, we will all be filled with so much happiness and fulfilment, amen.
22. Dear father, we ask that you bless this special occasion of the 16th birthday party of your child (insert celebrant’s name).
We are all here because of your grace that has kept us alive and healthy.
Before your throne, we present all the activities of this birthday party and ask that everything may go according to plan.
We pray for the celebrant that he/she may grow in your wisdom and strength.
We pray for your protection upon us as we sit back to enjoy these beautiful moments ahead.
23. We can’t say thank enough for the gift of today and all the blessings that you have given to us.
We thank you for the celebrant for who’s sake we have all gathered here to rejoice and make merry.
We thank you for this party which after days of preparation have finally become a reality.
We pray that we eat and drink in joy and gladness.
We pray that we start and end this party with you at the centre of all the activities to the glory and praise of your holy name, amen.
24. Blessed be your name our Lord and saviour for this wonderful occasion of a beautiful birthday party.
First of all, we thank you for today and for the celebrant that we have come to rejoice with.
Thank you for sustaining him/her and for his/her family who has made this party possible through your grace.
We invite the Holy Spirit to come and take control of this party and make it as beautiful as it needs to be.
We bless every activity and we commit everyone here and more especially, the celebrant into your hands oh Lord.
Take all the glory and be praised forever.
25. Today, we honour your holy name as we bring to your notice, the beginning of the birthday celebration of your child.
You have made this beautiful day reality and for that, we thank you so much.
We thank you for the friends and family of the celebrant and for all those who have come to support this party with their wonderful presence.
Most importantly, we seek your presence because it is the ultimate and we ask that you bring your showers of multiple blessings to make this birthday party as special as it should be.
Bless the celebrant in every way and fill this party with love and great joy, amen.
Short Opening Prayers for 16th Birthday Party
A great way to start a birthday party is with an opening prayer to thank God for the gift of life and especially that of the celebrant.
If you intend to say a short opening prayer for a 16th birthday party, then, you are lucky because I have just the right words specially written for you.
1. Our father in heaven,
thank you Lord for the gift of this beautiful day and especially for the life of our dear (insert celebrant’s name).
Your grace has brought him/her thus far and we thank you for this 16th birthday party.
Let this celebration be filled with happiness and love.
Bless your child and guide him/her all through the year, amen.
2. In Jesus name we pray,
Father, we thank you for the gift of today as we have gathered here to celebrate with our daughter/son on the occasion of his/her 16th birthday.
We thank you for everyone who made out time to come and we pray for your guidance and protection for your child, the family and every one of us.
3. Father, we come to you for grace as we begin this joyful party to celebrate the 16th birthday of our dear niece.
Thank you for her life and her progress so far, we pray that you continue to lead her in all things.
Thank you Lord for all of us here and may this party be a grand success, amen.
4. Today we have gathered together in your presence oh Lord to thank you for our son who is celebrating his 16th birthday today.
Thank you, Lord, for this party and everyone who honoured our invitation.
Please continue to bless our son and be with him always.
5. Our help comes only from God.
Father, we thank you for the wonderful occasion of our daughter’s 16th birthday.
Your grace has kept her thus far.
Father continue to watch over her as she grows up in your love and favour.
Bless us with the wisdom to be great parents to her, amen.
6. Dear shepherd of our life, I thank you for this day and this moment; a little party to celebrate your son who You put in our care.
Father thank you for keeping him safe for the past fifteen years of his life.
I pray that his 16th birthday will mark the beginning of better moments for him, amen.
7. Our father and our God, we praise you for there is none like you.
We have come together today to celebrate our dear (insert celebrant’s name) who you have gifted with his/her 16th year on earth.
Let this party be a beautiful celebration and please continue to bless your child, amen.
8. I come to you father in total submission to your will and a mouth full of praise for your glory.
Thank you for your child who is celebrating like a 16-year-old today.
Guide him/her in your wisdom and love.
Thank you for everyone who has gathered here to celebrate with us, amen.
9. In the name of Jesus, I open up this birthday party.
I pray for the grace of God to fill the life of our daughter/son on this occasion of his/her 16th birthday.
I pray that this year will be a great one for her/him for studies and all round.
Thank you for everyone here especially the family of our dear celebrant.
10. Dear father, nothing begins without you and that is why we call upon your holy name as we start the 16th birthday of our beloved (insert celebrant’s name).
We thank you for the life you have given to us today especially the wonderful addition of years to your child.
We pray for your guidance throughout the party and always.
11. Father, I come to you with thanksgiving for the life of our son (insert celebrant’s name) who you have blessed with a new year today.
Thank you for this beautiful gathering to celebrate him.
Let his 16th year be amazing and continue to provide for his family so that they can provide for him, amen.
12. With words of praise and thanksgiving, we come before your throne of mercy oh Lord.
Thank you for this wonderful day which you have made and for the gift of our child who is celebrating his/her 16th birthday party today.
May your blessings always be with him/her and the rest of us, amen.
13. We pray in the name of Jesus, thank you Lord for the beauty of this day and everyone gathered here to celebrate our child with us.
For fifteen years, your love has been evident in his/her life.
May this 16th year not be any different.
We pray for the success of this birthday party, amen.
14. We give you praise oh Lord for our 16 years old celebrant who you have kept in your love and grace.
We thank you for the family supporting him and caring for him.
Bless them abundantly and make this party a happy and joyful one, amen.
15. As we celebrate our daughter today on the occasion of her 16th birthday, we pray for heavenly blessings upon her and her family.
We also pray that this sweet sixteen party will be nothing short of amazing, amen.
16. For the gift of life, we say thank you, Lord.
For the gift of our wonderful celebrant, we say thank you, Lord.
For the blessings that are his/hers from this day henceforth, we say thank you, Lord.
For the success of this 16th birthday party, we say thank you, Lord, amen.
17. With so much joy in our hearts, we say thank you for the opportunity we have today to celebrate specially, the 16th birthday of our dear child.
We thank you for our child and his/her growth so far and we bless your name as you continue to be with him/her.
Thank you, Lord.
18. Father, today is a day that your child has long dreamt of and finally it is hereby your grace and power.
It has been 16 years of your love and protection and we plead that your grace will always lead him/her on.
We thank you as we carry on with the celebration hoping only for the best through your grace, amen.
19. King of glory, we appreciate your immeasurable care and love for our today’s celebrant who you have given the gift of a 16th birthday.
Thank you for our celebrant’s life, health, family, friends and well-wishers.
We ask that this party will afford us the opportunity to share happy moments through your grace, amen.
20. Heavenly father, today is a beautiful day because you made it so thank you, Lord.
Thank you for the 16th birthday of our dear (insert celebrant’s name).
Thank you for the thought of this wonderful party to celebrate with him/her.
We pray that you grant us a great time and shower birthday blessings upon your child, amen.
21. Father, we delight in your love as we celebrate the 16th birthday of our beloved child today, your grace has kept our celebrant alive and well this far, thank you, Lord.
Thank you for this party and everyone who has come and may your love fill our hearts as we share in this wonderful joy.
22. Father, we bring to your throne of mercy, the occasion of this 16th birthday party celebration.
Thank you for our celebrant and the gift of life to him/her.
Thank you for everyone who honoured this invitation and may our hearts be filled with joy and happiness throughout this party, amen.
23. Dear Lord, you are the architect of every good thing and therefore we humbly ask for your presence at this occasion of the 16th birthday of our dear (insert celebrant’s name).
Thank you for today and the beautiful weather.
Thank you for everyone present and all the refreshments available.
May your love always be with our celebrant now and always, amen.
24. Father, we commit the entire plans for our celebrant’s 16th birthday party into your able hands.
Take control and bring it all to beautiful fruition, amen.
25. We are only here father because you made it so.
Thank you for our celebrant who has been given the opportunity to celebrate his/her 16th birthday party today.
Be here in our midst oh Lord and grant us your grace all through, amen.
I sincerely hope that you have a beautiful birthday party for your 16 years old celebrant. May your celebrant’s joy always be complete now and always.
Kindly note that you can tweak the opening prayers for 16th birthday party celebration to either personalise or make them more general if the need calls for it.
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