Everyone has a big day we all look up to every year, that is the day we were born.
The more of these days we count from the 1st birthday celebration that was celebrated for us by our parents to the many ones we have celebrated ourselves, the more grateful we are for the gift of life.
But celebrations like these can only be perfect when we offer prayers at every point of the occasion, from opening prayers to prayers before meals and then closing prayers.
So, if you are looking for opening prayers for 40th birthday celebration, this post has got you covered. It contains both short and long opening prayers choose the ones that best suit you.
Long Opening Prayers for 40th Birthday Party
These are powerful long opening prayers you can say for a 40th birthday party celebration.
1. Dear righteous Lord, we praise and thank You for who You are. We thank You for You are a faithful and loving God. Your love for us is without end, You care, provide and protect us in so many ways.
We thank You especially for the celebrant, thank You for Your mercies over his life. We are forever grateful, we give all the praise and thanks to You. We commit today’s party into Your hands, we ask that You come and guide us through it all. Let it be an enjoyable time for us all. We believe that we will gather again many more times to celebrate many more years You will add to his 40 years, in Jesus name. Amen.
2. Almighty father, I bless You for the privilege of being here today. Thank You for the gift of life. Thank You for your mercy, Your faithfulness, Your provision and Your protection over all the lives present here. We thank You for gathering us here to celebrate the 40th birthday of our beloved. We bless You for Your goodness over her life and for all the great things You have helped her to achieve in life. We ask Lord that today’s party goes on without any hitches, we shall leave here rejoicing just as we came rejoicing. And You just gather us again to celebrate with her. Thank You, Lord, for You always hear us. Amen.
3. Heavenly father, if we spend the whole of today thanking You for all You have done for us we cannot finish mentioning it all. You have been too good to us and especially to the celebrant who is celebrating her 40th birthday today. We thank You for her friends and family, thank You for the love and support they give to her all the time and for using them to accomplish Your purpose in her life. Thank You for good health and for Your protection over her and her family. As we celebrate this day with her, may happiness and joy never depart from her life, may she live to celebrate many more years in fruitfulness, in Jesus name. Amen.
4. Dear Lord, when we think of Your goodness and all You have done for us, our souls will praise You and thank You for keeping us, protecting us, watching over us and providing for us. It is not because we are righteous but by Your unmerited favour. We are very grateful for the celebrant, we bless You for all You have done in his life and for keeping him these 40 years in your love and care. Thank You for making him a testimony to us all, we remain ever grateful.
We commit today’s party into Your holy hands, we ask You come and take control of all we shall do here today and at the end of the day, Your name alone will be glorified. Amen.
5. Blessed Lord, this is the day You have made, we rejoice and are glad in it. You are a righteous God, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises and always doing wonders. We thank You for the wonderful works You are doing in our son, husband, father, brother, friend and colleague. We bless You for the great milestone he has accomplished in life at this young age of 40, we know it is only by Your power and grace and for that, we are ever grateful. We ask for Your angels to come and take charge of all we shall do here today. Give us a good celebration and may we gather many more times like this to celebrate with the celebrant, in Jesus name. Amen.
6. Lord, we bless You for You are God. You are the omnipotent God, omniscience God, the God that seats in the heavens and the earth is Your footstool. You are a loving God that loves us even when we clearly do not deserve Your love because that is who You are. You are the best father to us and we are grateful for that. We also thank You for how You have been a great father to the celebrant these 40 years. We see Your mercy and faithfulness upon her life and we are thankful for it. We thank You Lord for we know You will be with us through today’s party, it will be a memorable day for us all and we believe there will be more years added to the celebrant. Amen.
7. Dear Lord, thank You for the gift of another day and for the privilege of being among the living. Thank You for the celebrant who turns 40 years today. Thank You for his family and friends and for all of us gathered here to celebrate with them. Thank You for giving us ample reasons to celebrate his life, for all the great things You have done in his life, we bless Your name. We returned all the praise to You. We ask Lord that today’s party will be a successful one and at the end of it all Your name alone be praised, in Jesus name. Amen.
8. Lord, we bless You for who you are. You are the alpha and the omega, the God who seats on the throne in heaven and watch over the affairs of men on earth. We are happy that You are our God. Thank You for another opportunity to celebrate our loved one at 40, we are grateful for Your mercy and goodness over her life. As we celebrate this day, there will be no cause for worries because You shall make it a pleasant party for us and we shall leave here with our hearts full of joy. Thank You for always hearing us, in Jesus name. Amen.
9. Righteous Lord, we thank You for this wonderful day. You have given this day so we can gather to celebrate a loved one. We are grateful and we give You praise. We thank You for gifting him this unique year of 40 and for showing Yourself mighty in his life. We pray Lord that You do greater things in his life so we can celebrate again and thank You because we know You are a faithful God. For today’s party, we ask that You come and be with us so we will have a good day. Amen.
10. Almighty father, we thank You for Your goodness in our lives, especially in the life of the celebrant. We are amazed at the way You care, guide and provide for us, we remain grateful and we say thank You. We commit this party into Your care, let it be one filled with laughter and joy and it accompanies us as we leave here and remain with us.
We pray for the celebrant, that joy, love and laughter will be with her today as she celebrates her 40th birthday and for the rest of the many more years, she will spend on earth. We pray You to continue to order her every step and shower her with Your abundant blessings, in Jesus name. Amen.
11. Lord, we bless You for this special day. We thank You for being a loving father to us. You put us under the canopy of Your protection where no evil will come near us. You make a way for us at different times when all hope is lost and You make everything work out for our good at all times. We say may You receive all the praise, glory and adoration in Jesus name. We thank You for the life of the celebrant and for Your many blessings on him. We pray Lord that You continue to work out all things for good in his life, bless him beyond human understanding. Let this 40th birthday party be the beginning of great achievements in his life. Amen.
12. God of creation, we offer You grateful praise for the gift of life. We are most grateful for the gift of 40 years of the celebrant, it is Your doing and it is marvellous in our sight, we say receive all the thanks.
We pray Lord that this party will go on well, we shall enjoy ourselves and all the glory will be Yours. Bless the celebrant with Your abundance from above and grant him all her good heart desires, in Jesus name. Amen
13. Dear righteous Lord, we are all present here to celebrate the 40th birthday of our dearly beloved. We thank You for all Your blessings and provisions for this party. Bless everyone that has prepared this place to make it comfortable for us to celebrate this day. Above all we thank You for the celebrant, thank You for 40 years of Your faithfulness over his life. Thank You for Your guidance, protection, provisions and for the many good things You have done and is still doing in his life. We commit today’s party in Your care, we pray everything will go smoothly and we have a nice celebration to the glory of Your name. Amen.
14. Lord, we know that all good and perfect gift comes from You. We thank You for adding days to the celebrant, we worship You and return all the glory to You. We pray that You rain Your abundant blessings on her as she celebrates her 40th birthday today, may we gather to celebrate many more decades in her life.
We pray for her family and friends, may You continue to bless them and help them to always support her.
We lift this gathering to Your grace, may there be no problem of any sort, may everything go on as planned. Amen.
15. Righteous Lord, we thank You for the gift of life You have given us today and for blessing us with the life of our beloved celebrant. We thank You for Your mercies upon our lives that has kept us worthy to be in Your presence. Thank You for this gathering to celebrate and rejoice with our loved one and friend at his 40th birthday party. We ask that Your grace be multiplied and Your mercies be renewed every day in his life. As we commence this party, we pray that Your Spirit preside over this gathering and the whole event will be to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name. Amen.
Short Opening Prayers for 40th Birthday Party
These short opening prayers for 40th birthday party are the best you can say for a celebration like this.
16. Thank You God for gathering us again to celebrate a special person on his 40th birthday. We pray You continue to bless him with good health and grant him long life. We shall have cause to continue to celebrate him.
May this party be peaceful and joyful. Amen.
17. Thank You blessed Lord for the gift of life, thank You for the gift of another wonderful day and for all the numerous blessings You have been showering on us especially on our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. Thank You for her 40th birthday celebration, we pray that the party go on smoothly without any hitches, amen.
18. We pray Lord that this 40th birthday celebration brings joy and laughter to the life of the celebrant and You continue to give him the grace to live a life worthy of You. Bless this party, let it bring love and friendship to all of us gathered here today, amen.
19. Heavenly father, we pray that Your presence comes and dwell with us in this celebration of 40th birthday party of our dear one. There shall be no cause to worry during and after the party, in Jesus name. Amen.
20. Gracious Lord, we bless You for the privilege to gather and celebrate this special day with our friend, her 40th birthday anniversary. We pray that the party be a successful one and You gather us again to celebrate with her in a bigger way. Amen.
21. Lord, we thank You for the life of the birthday celebrant. We pray this 40th birthday party will pave way for more celebrations in his life and sorrow will be far away from him, in Jesus name. Amen.
22. Righteous Lord, may this 40th birthday celebration usher in better achievements, prosperity and long life. May the celebrant always dwell in good health to enjoy all of Your blessings and may this party be an amazing one. Amen.
23. Dear Lord, I pray for the birthday celebrant, grant her more wisdom, knowledge and understanding to excel in life. She shall celebrate many more decades just as she is celebrating her 4th decade today. Amen.
24. Gracious Lord, I bless You for gathering us here today for this birthday party. I bless You for 40 years of Your faithfulness in the life of the celebrant. I pray he will continue to age in grace and all the good things of life will find its way into his life. Amen.
25. As we celebrate this 40 years of your existence on earth today which marks the beginning of a new year in your life, may the good Lord make everything new and perfect in your life. Amen.
26. As we celebrate this occasion of your 40th birthday, may God unwrap blessings of love, favour, goodness and mercy into your life so that you get better each year. And may this party be a joyful one for us all. Amen
27. Lord, as we have gathered to celebrate the 40th birthday party of our friend, may we not gather for any sorrowful reasons in his life. May he/she live to celebrate many more years in Your goodness and mercy. Amen.
28. Almighty father, we offer you the highest praise for keeping our friend and preserving her life to celebrate her 40th birthday. We thank and bless You. We ask Lord that you give her reasons to always be grateful, shower her with your unending goodness. Amen.
29. Dear Lord, as we commence this 40th birthday party we pray that Your goodness will never depart from us today and all the days of the life of the celebrant. May your grace and mercy endure forever in his life. Amen.
30. Lord, we bless You for life, family and friends and for Your abundant love over the life of the celebrant as he marks his birthday today. We thank you for the privilege to celebrate your love, mercy, and goodness in our lives. We pray you continue to increase the celebrant and celebration will never cease in his life. Amen.
31. I pray for you as you celebrate your 40th birthday today, it shall be the beginning of better things in your life. We shall continue to gather on your behave in celebration to the glory of God. I also pray for an awesome party. Amen.
32. Blessed Lord, we commit our celebrant into Your able hands. As she celebrates her 40th birthday today, just as we shall extend our hands of blessings and gifts to her, may You also shower her with Your blessings. May You shine Your countenance on her and Your presence always be with her. Amen.
33. Just as the day of your birth was filled with celebration, we shall always gather on this day to celebrate God’s blessings in your life and family. May this 40th birthday party bring about God’s supernatural blessings in your life, in Jesus name. Amen.
34. As we join you to celebrate the start of a new year and a new phase in your life which is your 40th birthday anniversary, may new doors of favour and blessings open to you. May good health and God’s protection be your portion. Amen.
35. Dear Lord, we pray on this occasion of our loved one 40th birthday party that You bless him beyond human understanding. Every year we shall gather to glorify You for the wonderful things You are doing in his life. Amen.
36. As you celebrate the day of your birth today, may the host of heaven celebrate with you. May God open heaven over your life to shower you with His abundance from above. May this 40th birthday party be a pleasant one. Amen.
37. As you celebrate your 40th birthday today, just as you are increasing in age, may you also increase in status. May every good thing of life be added to you and may God’s protection always be with you. Amen.
38. As you celebrate your 40th birthday today, may you have cause to celebrate every day of your life. May you be honoured and blessed in every aspect of your life. May we have a joyful party and leave here with our hearts full of praise. Amen.
39. Our heavenly father, we thank You for keeping our dear loved one to celebrate the unique year of 40. May we gather again to celebrate bigger and better years and achievement in his / her life, in Jesus name. Amen.
40. Father, we praise You for this party and we thank You for its purpose. You have gathered us to celebrate Your goodness, faithfulness and mercies over the life of our loved one as she celebrates her 40th birthday. We love You for that and we remain grateful. May this day bring good tidings to her and remain with her throughout her lifetime, in Jesus name. Amen.
41. Righteous Lord, we are here today to celebrate Your abundant blessings in the life of Your son. Thank You for all the good things You have been doing in his life these past 40 years. We ask Lord that this birthday party usher in more of Your favour in his life. Amen.
42. We thank You, dear Lord, for another opportunity to celebrate life. We thank You for the life of the celebrant and for the fruitful life You have blessed her with. We ask for Your continue provision and may all the days of her life be filled with true happiness that can only be found in Your presence. Amen.
43. Our Lord and God, we bless You for this gathering, one to celebrate the 40th birthday of our beloved. We commit the party into Your hands that it should go smoothly and be a success just as we ask that the celebrant succeeds in everything he does. Fill him with gladness now and all the days of his life. Amen.
44. Dear Lord, we bless You for today’s party in celebration of the 40th birthday of our dear one. We ask that You come and take absolute control of everything we shall do here today. Bless us with a good celebration and shower the celebrant with Your blessings from above. Amen.
45. Father, we bless You for this special 40th birthday celebration. We pray that celebration will never cease in the life of the celebrant. May You meet her at every point of her need and may Your banner of love always cover her, in Jesus name. Amen.
46. Blessed Lord, we thank You for the privilege of seeing another wonderful day. We thank You for Your many blessings in the life of our friend and brother who marks his 40th birthday today. As we have gathered to party with him, may this day be a memorable one for us all and especially for the celebrant. Amen.
47. Dear God, thank You for this special day to celebrate with an amazing person at 40. We are grateful for all Your blessings in her life. We ask Lord that You make this party a blissful one, fill our hearts especially that of the celebrant with unspeakable joy today and forever. Amen.
48. Thank You blessed Lord for another opportunity to celebrate life. Thank You for 40 years of Your mercies and goodness in the life of the celebrant. We pray that this party be a successful one, one that we will remember for a long time and at the end, Your name alone will be glorified. Amen.
49. Righteous Lord, we thank You for all You have been to us. We thank You for Your benevolence in the life of our celebrant. As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of his life today, we pray that You come and dwell with us and make the party a good one. Grant us life to celebrate many more years with him, in Jesus name. Amen.
50. Our heavenly father, we bless and praise You for the opportunity to be here today to celebrate the 40th birthday of our dear one. We trust that today’s party will be one that will leave us with pleasant memories for a long time. Amen.
I hope you found the right opening prayers to say on your loved one 40th birthday party in this post. A short or long opening prayer, anyone can serve the purpose of getting the party started on the right footing. Will love to know how well this post has been of help to you, so, please drop a comment.