For the gift of life and wellbeing, a birthday celebration is a yearly norm. It’s a day of feasting, fun-filled activities, and unlimited merriment; depending on the pocket/budget and preference of the celebrant.
When one considers the fact that one is not dead, it calls for serious celebration. And for someone celebrating the 18 years on earth, Eighteenth birthday celebration is special. It’s the official age of being legally an adult. A coming of age and induction into adulthood via wining and dining and peculiar fun rituals.
For the kickoff of such a birthday party, an opening prayer is vital to beseech God for a successful, hitch-free, smooth running of the party programme. Opening prayers are good reminders of why the party is happening. It’s also an opportunity to ask God’s blessings upon the celebrant, family and friends.
Taking charge of a party with opening prayers gives an assurance that nothing evil will occur to mar the success of the birthday bash.
Are you in charge of this awesome responsibility for someone’s 18th birthday celebration? Do you want to lift the celebrant’s spirit with soul-lifting prayers? Are you ready to set the guests’ mood to an uplifting mode in 2023? Wonderful! Come along.
Here are cute 50 opening prayers for 18 birthday party celebration. Everyone’s spirit will be lifted up. Party is about to be lit! Shall we?
Long Opening Prayers for 18th Birthday Party
Someone dear to you is celebrating his/her 18th birthday. Being asked to do the honours of taking the opening prayer needn’t put you in panic for any reason. These long opening prayers for 18th birthday party is precisely what you need:
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1. Heavenly Lord, thank you for the coming of age birthday celebration of our beloved today. Your faithfulness over the years on this bundle of joy is immeasurable. As the celebrant becomes an adult this glorious day, we ask for the grace to be outstanding, responsible, focus and fruitful. Bestow Your blessings and favour upon the celebrant, family and friends. Sanctify this party venue, and secure this place with your wall of angels and fire. Bless the food, drinks, delicacies and fun activities on ground to make the day memorable. Let this merriment end well, with songs of joy, in Jesus name.
2. Dear God, your name is highly exalted in our midst today. Thank you for making this beautiful occasion of our dearest celebrant’s 18th birthday celebration a reality. May you release grace on our beloved to bloom into a worthy adult. Grant wisdom to make good decisions and walk in the path of greatness. Take control of this beautiful gathering, Lord. I pray for safety for everyone honouring this event with their presence. Let there be joy and gaiety in our midst. Bless the food, drinks and party favours. Let everyone here go home rejoicing, after having a jolly time. This I pray in Jesus name.
3. Today is the day the Lord has made, we rejoice in the abundance of God’s mercy and love. Dear Lord, our darling celebrant is eighteen years today, we ask for growth in wisdom, knowledge and favour before men and angels. In this journey into adulthood, we ask for life-transforming mentors and godly influence in his path. I sanctify the programme of event in today’s party and release your blessings on the guests. I pray for a smooth-running, fun-filled and deeply refreshing, hitch-free event. Thank you, Jesus, for granting our desires and more.
4. O Lord, be highly exalted for this beautiful gathering today. We thank you for a day like this: a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing. I commit this joyous occasion into your capable hands, take absolute control in Jesus name. As we start the 18th birthday party of our beloved youngster, I pray we shall always have cause to rejoice over this precious life. We shall never have any reason to mourn. I surround this environment with the protective walls of your fiery angels. I frustrate every counsel of the wicked for this party, its smooth running, the celebrant and guests. The hand of the wicked shall not achieve its enterprise in Jesus’ name. Bless the celebrant with the abundance of your goodness as adulthood is embraced by your grace. Grant everyone present, resounding testimonies at the end of today, in Jesus’ powerful name.
5. Dear Father in heaven, we are grateful to you for making today a joyful reality. We bless you for the celebrant, siblings, parents, family and friends. We thank you for favourable weather, safe trip and every fun activity, with the promise of a sumptuous feast. Shower your blessings on today’s party. Single out the birthday celebrant for your uncommon favour and gladden the hearts of everyone present today. Adulthood is a journey that is best embarked on with proper guidance; therefore, lead and be with our celebrant from today. This, we pray in Jesus’ mighty name.
6. Dear Lord, all the glory of this beautiful party, that promises to be really amazing, is totally yours. You are worthy of all adoration. Thank you for our darling celebrant, whose coming of age birthday we are celebrating with fun and fanfare today. May your abundant blessings be unlimited in this precious life and walk into adulthood. We pray for more of you, upon our beloved from today. Bless the family and friends who contributed to the success of this party. Bless the guests who made it a priority to honour this occasion with their wonderful presence. We also command your blessings upon everything planned for today. From the beginning to the end, take preeminent control. In Jesus name, we pray.
7. Dear God, we return all glory, honour and adoration to you. In Jesus name, blessed Lord, I commit this joyful gathering into your mighty hands, I declare open heavens. There shall be no sorrow or mishap in our midst today. From the beginning to the end, I decree this party shall be fun-filled, with lots of joy, laughter, merriment and blessings. Bless the birthday celebrant with great wisdom, good counsels and uncommon favour. Replenish the parents’ pockets a thousand fold. As many that have been instrumental in making this eighteenth birthday celebration a wonderful one, fill their hearts with unlimited joy. This we pray in Jesus’ name.
8. There’s none like you, ancient of days. You are the beginning and the end. Therefore, we hand over today’s birthday celebration into your hands. Let every aspect of the fun party bring joy to everyone present, and glory to your name. As we start with so much excitement, let the celebration end in praise. We ask for your uncommon blessings and favour upon today’s celebrant; clarity of mind for the future, purposeful steps and fulfilment of destiny. Thank you, Lord, for answering our prayer in Jesus name.
9. On a lovely day like this, we cover this environment with the blood of Jesus. We declare this party venue impregnable for any worker of iniquity. I scatter every agenda of the wicked against this occasion or the celebrant. Birthdays are reminders of your goodness and mercy, Lord. We thank you for a day like this. We commit the fun-filled activities into your Hands and pray for your blessings and unfailing grace upon the celebrant. As the walk into adulthood begins today, be there every step of the way. A heart filled with wisdom, divine connection and protection all through. Thank you, Lord, for the testimonies that will abound thereafter, in Jesus name.
10. Eighteenth birthday celebrations are awfully special. It’s a journey into independence and self-discovery. O Lord, equip our beloved celebrant with all that is required to be an adult worthy of emulation. Every good and perfect gift comes from you, Lord. We acknowledge you as the giver and preserver of life. Thank you, Jesus, for the privilege of keeping our darling celebrant alive to witness a milestone celebration. We thank you for the parents, and everyone present here to make the day special. Take total charge of every activity. Let your joy fill each heart as we commence in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
11. On a special day like this, we rejoice in you, Lord. Thank you for the precious gift of life and well being. Thank you for sparing the life of our darling celebrant to joyfully witness this eighteenth-year celebration. Be exalted, Lord. As we come together to celebrate your faithfulness, command your blessings upon everyone present today. Take perfect charge of the party, from commencement to completion. In Jesus name, we pray.
12. In Jesus’ mighty name, awesome God, we thank you for the privilege to gather here today for the celebration of our darling’s 18th birthday. We thank you for the gift of life, sound health, provisions and protection from cradle to adulthood. Thank you for keeping our young chap alive to see this glorious day of coming of age. We also appreciate you for the wonderful people gathered here to celebrate with us. May everyone here have many reasons to celebrate. Let this party be the beginning of wonderful things in the life of the celebrant. May the path ahead be clear, smooth and blessed. We commit every aspect of the party into your hands, may the programme of the event run smoothly without a glitch. Let every guest return home rejoicing, as the celebrant’s cup of joy overflows in Jesus name.
13. A special day in the life of a special darling, calls for an extraordinary celebration. Lord g, I thank you for your goodness, mercy and favour upon everyone present in this joyous gathering, today. Eighteen stands for independence, growth and maturity; release grace for a smooth transition into full adulthood. Give everyone perfect gifts that will leave a lasting impression. Every imperfection in our lives, let your grace blot them out completely. Bless today’s programme as we start. Be with us all through. Let the party end in joy for everyone in Jesus’ name I pray.
14. O Lord, we bless your holy name for the gift of life and its numerous blessings. We return all the glory and honour to you. Thank you for the birthday celebrant of today. We appreciate you for the parents and loved ones. Thank you for the privilege to be alive to celebrate this feat of coming of age. May the growth be in wisdom, knowledge, understanding and favour before men and angels, as well.
As we celebrate the 18th birthday of our lovely host, we ask for your blessings upon the celebrant, family, friends and well-wishers. We commit the programme of today into your hands, let everything run smoothly devoid of problems of any type. We pray for favourable weather, safe arrival and utmost fun throughout the event. May everyone’s joy overflow. May today be the beginning of unprecedented achievements in the lives of the celebrant and family. This we pray in Jesus name.
15. Oh lord, you are the giver of life, and everything good comes from you. We are extremely grateful for your love, care, blessing, and protection over today’s celebrant and family.
Today is the day you’ve made, thank you for all you’ve done. Let every aspect of the party bring glory to your holy name. We ask for your blessings upon the celebrant, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. Let your blessing be upon everyone present today. Bless the food, drinks, games, takeaways and other fun activities as planned today. Thank you for an anticipated awesome response, in Jesus name.
16. You are an awesome, dear God. Our heavenly Father, we bless you for being good to everyone present here today. We invite the presence of the Holy Spirit into our midst, take complete control of this party today. We ask for favourable weather and a hitch-free unfolding of the programme. Lord Jesus, we commit our celebrant into your capable hands, let him/her continue to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Let the celebrant find favour in the sight of men and angel. We pray for resounding testimonies in the lives of everyone present. Above all, let all glory be yours, alone. This we pray in Jesus name.
17. Mighty God, thank you for this beautiful day. Today is the day you have made, we rejoice and revel in your perfect gift of life. Thank you for sparing our beloved celebrant to witness the coming of age. Be glorified forever. As we gather here to celebrate this 18th birthday, we shall never gather to mourn over our dear one. As the celebrant becomes an adult today, may we have cause to celebrate more years, laudable achievements and great things. As age is, so shall the strength be. Bless our activities of today. Sanctify the food, drinks, cakes and other yummy delicacies graciously provided. We begin this party in the powerful name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen.
18. Gracious Lord, thank you for this beautiful birthday bash. I ask for your perfect blessings upon the birthday celebrant of today. Let your uncountable blessings with unlimited favour, be showered in torrents upon our beloved on coming of age. I ask for the presence of the Holy Spirit for the effortless running of the programme. Let the coordinators outperform themselves. May all musical instruments, and amplifier work to perfection. May the MC of the event be used to bring laughter and merriment. As we celebrate, wine, dine, and dance; be in our midst. As gifts will be exchanged with joy, let your angels be present to distribute special gifts to everyone. Thank you because today’s celebration shall be remembered for good, in Jesus awesome name.
19. Dear Lord, thank you for your bountiful care upon everyone present here today. Thank you for the awesome things you’ve done in the life of today’s celebrant. For the gift of life, sound health, and numerous blessings bestowed upon our beloved, thank you. Be exalted forever for this milestone age. As we celebrate the 18th birthday with fun and fanfare, may you release grace for holiness and godly living on him/her. May sounds of joy and victory resound continually in the lives of every guest. May the celebrant move from strength to strength. The parents’ purse shall never run dry, and family and friends shall be blessed mightily. We commit all activities into your able hands, the Holy Spirit. Take control, Lord. In Jesus name, we pray.
20. To you, Oh Lord, be all the glory, honour and adoration. Thank you for the miracle of life and all it so graciously offers. Thank you for the birthday celebrant of today. We appreciate you for being good to the parents, siblings, family and friends. We magnify your name for the privilege to witness and celebrate this journey into adulthood. May it be a journey of ease, grace and joy. As we commence this lovely party, keep your angels charge over us. Let your awesome presence fill our midst as we eat, drink, dance, interact and generally have fun. Fill all our hearts with overflowing joy. We thank you for testimonies that will abound afterwards, in Jesus’ name.
21. In Jesus name, Lord I commit this party into your hands. I ask for your Presence, be with us from the beginning to the end. I pray for today’s celebrant, may this 18th birthday celebration be the beginning of your miraculous hands upon him/her, in Jesus’ mighty name. As the celebrant embraces adulthood today, I pray your grace shall be sufficient for great exploits in all aspects of life. Bless the parents, friends and family gathered here to celebrate today. Bless every activity in the programme till the end. We start this jolly party in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
22. Being an adult is no mean feat.
Dear Lord, we are indeed grateful for this wonderful occasion of our dearly beloved’s 18th birthday celebration. May your name be forever exalted. Father, perfect all the plans for today’s party. Grant every guest smooth journey here and back to their destinations. Bless the celebrant, siblings and family. Release joy unlimited on every well-wisher present. Bless the food, cake, drinks, and other mouth-watering delicacies. May everyone have fun, relaxing and refreshing. This we pray in Jesus’. name.
23. It is by your mercies we are not consumed, Lord. Great is your faithfulness, O Lord. Dear Father, we are grateful for being alive and well today to witness this beautiful day. We appreciate you for the 18th birthday celebration of our vibrant celebrant. May the coming of age mark the beginning of great things. May countless testimonies abound from today. We commit our celebrant into your Hands, release all that is needed to excel in the race of life. There shall be no weariness or falling away. This destiny shall be fulfilled and not be derailed or terminated. Take charge of this party. Let everything run smoothly and well. May the party bring glory to your name from the beginning to the end, free of mishaps, filled with fun and in guarded in your protective power. In Jesus name, we pray.
24. Thank you so much for a special day like this, Lord. Thank you for the privilege to celebrate the special birthday of a special darling. It shall be the beginning of special things. May this journey into adulthood be lined with helpers of destiny, godly mentors, counsels and friends. May the word of God spoken and prayed into the celebrant’s life become fruitful. Lord Jesus, thank you for your goodness, mercy and favour upon everyone in this joyous gathering. Eighteen represents independence, dear Father, I ask for freedom to grow into perfection. Give every guest and participant perfect gifts that will make them remember today for good. Anything we do that’s not worthy of emulation in our lives, let your grace blot them out completely. Bless today’s programme as we start. Be with us all through the fun activities. Let the party end in joy for everyone. In Jesus name, I pray.
25. Dear Father, thank you for this beautiful occasion to rejoice with our beloved. You deserve all the glory. Today is the 18th birthday celebration of this dear one, cause our joy to be full till it overflows. May the coming of age be accompanied with sound health, wisdom, excellent spirit and exemplary character. Lord, from today, I pray the celebrant shall continually be a bundle of joy, unending blessings and sparkling light to family, friends and all. We ask for your blessings upon the celebrant, siblings and parents; let their cup of joy continue to overflow. We also ask you to bless every well-wisher present today; sounds of joy and victory shall continue to resound in their tents. Grant all safe arrival to the venue and return home. Bless the programme with gaiety and fun. Let the party start with so much joy and end in unlimited praises. In Jesus’ name, I pray.
Short Opening Prayers for 18th Birthday Party
Prayers make things to run smoothly. Have your pick from this collection of short opening prayers for your beloved 18th birthday party.
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26. Thank you Lord for the honour of being alive to celebrate this 18th birthday. Thank you for the resources put together to make this lovely party a reality. We are grateful for everyone who contributed to making the party a success. May the party start, proceed and end well. May all instrument function well. May the party be a huge success every way.
27. Mighty God, all you do reveal your glory and majesty. May our friend’s 18th birthday celebration today reveal your awesomeness. We commit the party into your hands, bless all we are going to do. Fill everyone’s heart with joy and our mouth with laughter. Let the party end in praise, in Jesus’ name.
28. Heavenly Lord, we thank you for the gift of the life of this precious celebrant. On this special coming of age birthday, Lord, bless the celebrant with peace, joy, wisdom and all that is required to be an exceptional adult. Take control of today’s programme and bless everyone here to celebrate, in Jesus name.
29. Thank you, most high God, for the gift of life. Ancient of days, we are grateful for your goodness and mercy upon today’s birthday celebrant, siblings and parents. Bless everyone for the love lavished on our beloved. May the joy of this 18th birthday celebration lasts a lifetime. May the celebrant be properly equipped with all that is required to be an exemplary adult. We commit every activity of today’s celebration into your Hands, take total control, in Jesus name.
30. Gracious Lord, thank you for today. Bless the birthday celebrant, family and friends. May this coming of age be filled with your abundant blessings. We invite you to take preeminent control of every fun activities of today’s colourful party. Thank you for our gorgeous celebrant, whose eighteenth birthday is being celebrated; we pray our darling shall continue to be the apple of your eyes. Let every aspect of the party be to your glory as you shower the guests with your goodness, in Jesus name.
31. Father, we appreciate you for being alive and well, to witness this lovely day. We commit our celebrant into your Hands, bless the journey into adulthood. As we celebrate this eighteenth birthday, let the party bring glory to your name from the beginning to the end. In Jesus name, we pray.
32. Heavenly Father, we return all glory of today’s celebration to you. Thank you for everyone’s lives and wellbeing. Thank you for keeping the celebrant from infant to adulthood. On this eighteenth birthday, may you open the door of heaven and shower your blessings upon everyone here. Let the celebrant, family and guests receive double of your blessings in every area of lives. May today’s party bring glory to you, in Jesus name.
33. Lord, you are wonderful. We’re grateful to you for keeping our dear celebrant alive to celebrate this 18th birthday. May you continue to carry him/her to old age. May the future be brighter than the sparkling today. Bless the family and well-wishers. Take charge of the party that all may end well in Jesus’ name.
34. Today is the day you’ve made, we rejoice in you Lord. We pray this party shall bring you glory. From today, our beloved celebrant shall grow into adulthood in wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and in favour before men and angel. All aspect of the party, we commit into your hands, in Jesus name.
35. Dear Lord, accept our heartfelt praises for the 18th birthday celebration of our beloved. May the celebrant live to fulfil destiny in Jesus name. Bless the parents, family, guests and organisers. Take charge of the party to the glory of your name. Amen.
36. On our beloved’s glorious passage into adulthood, release your blessings in torrents. Lord Jesus, be in charge of today’s party. Fill every guest’s heart with joy. Let your angels keep them from harm’s way. We declare this party open in Jesus’ name.
37. Lord, the celebrant and the birthday celebration is totally yours. Thank you for the gift of life. May your blessings be on our beloved and this occasion. Let your overwhelming blessings roll in from today, henceforth.
38. As our beloved celebrate his/her 18th birthday, thank you for nearly two decades years of God’s awesome wonders, Lord Jesus, take total control of today’s party. Fill every guest’s heart with joy, ad your angels keep them from harm’s way. We declare this party open in Jesus name.
39. Dear Father, be with our celebrant. Cause your face to shine upon our beloved. Let your blessing flow ceaselessly, and your covenant of life to operate without fail. Let your supernatural presence pervade all aspects of this 18th birthday party, to the glory of your name, in Jesus name.
40. 18th birthday is a milestone, deserving celebration. Dear Lord, bless the celebrant and be with him/her in all seasons of life. Take total control of today’s programme. Give us testimonies at the end of the party, in Jesus name.
41. Birthdays are special because you are good, Lord. Thank you for life and its blessings. Bless today’s celebrant whose 18th birthday we’re celebrating. Fill his/her mouth with joyous songs. Let this party be a resounding success, in Jesus’ name.
42. Birthdays remind us of your awesomeness, Lord. Thank you for the celebrant’s life and health. We commit the party into your Hands. Release your blessings and unfailing grace upon the celebrant. Thank you, Lord, for the testimonies that will abound thereafter, in Jesus name.
43. In Jesus mighty name, Lord we thank you for this beautiful day. We ask for favourable weather, safe arrival of guests still en route, and orderly running of the party. May the celebrant grow from strength to strength, and fulfil God’s purpose for this generation, in Jesus name.
44. Glorious Father, we thank you for our precious’ 18th birthday celebration. From the beginning to the end, the whole party is in your hands. This party isn’t just for merriment, it’s our own way of appreciating you for keeping us alive and well. Let this new year mark an era of greater exploits in Jesus name.
45. Dear Lord, thank you for the life of our dearly beloved, whose 18th birthday we are celebrating. Holy Spirit, have your way in our midst today. As the delicious meal, exotic drinks, entertainment and games, feed our body with pleasure, may your Spirit feed our soul with your presence, in Jesus mighty name.
46. Dear Father, we ask that your glory shall fill this joyous gathering. We commit the celebrant, family and guests into your Hands; no evil shall befall anyone in Jesus name. This 18th birthday shall be a turning point for great exploit. Thank you for answers to prayer.
47. O Lord, thank you for your loving kindness towards today’s birthday celebrant and loved ones. Being officially an adult is all by your grace; accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. Be in charge of every activity of today’s party, take absolute control. May everything roll out according to plans, free of hitches, filled with fun, in Jesus’ name.
48. O God of heaven and earth, you are the alpha and omega. We bless you for the gift of life. Bless the celebrant and family. We commit our celebrant’s 18th birthday party into your hands; let the heaven open its showers of blessing on all in attendance. Bless the food, drinks, fun activities and gifts. We thank you in Jesus name.
49. As we commence this fabulous coming of age 18th birthday party, Lord, we ask you to be with us. Take control. Bless the birthday celebrant, family, friends and well-wishers. Let the guests have such fun that they will return home rejoicing, in Jesus’ name.
50. Dear lord, birthdays are great reminders of your faithfulness. Thank you for today’s celebration of our dear friend’s 18th birthday. Keep the celebrant as the apple of your eye. Bless the sumptuous array of food, delightful activities. Pour out your love and goodness on the celebrant. Thank you, Lord, for the testimonies that will abound thereafter, in Jesus name.
Prayer is the master key to good things in life. Opening prayers are secure blessings for celebrants and give an assurance of a successful party. Opening prayers for 18th birthday party celebration is a great way to kick start the celebrant’s journey into adulthood.
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