Every person always has a special trembling in his heart for his birthday. On this day each of us becomes a little sentimental and, like a little child, waits for congratulations and gifts. And, of course, the closest and dearest people will come, and they will congratulate you, and they will wish you all the most enjoyable, because without it no birthday passes. However, there is another very important component of this holiday - it is a prayer to God and his heavenly patrons, who allowed to live this past year and as they could, due to the spiritual development of man, helped him to cope with different things. What to expect from next year, it is difficult to predict. But you can protect yourself from wrong actions or unpleasant situations beforehand, praying to God and all saints sincerely and wholeheartedly.
Prayers on the day of birth
To understand why and why prayer is read on the birthday, you need to plunge a little into the very essence of man and the human component. The whole point is that man, it turns out, is two-part, and that's why. His birth occurs twice: in the body and in the spirit. As the Holy Scripture says, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." The Holy Fathers affirm that without a spiritual birth, there will be no opportunity to see the Kingdom of God. However, spiritual birth is simply impossible without the birth of the corporeal.
Every Orthodox Christian should learn this very well for himself. That is why the prayer read on the birthday is so necessary and important.
For a believer, birthday is an important event. Unbeliever, for sure, will not read the prayers on his birthday, he will be engaged in vain business and carefully prepare for the feast and meeting of guests. For him it becomes the main thing. However, in the first place, it is very important that every believer on this day pray and sincerely thank God for giving Him such an invaluable life on our beautiful Earth.
Why does man live
Life is not given to people for idle festivities and entertainment. This time on Earth is given to us so that we think about eternal life and prepare for it properly. The most suitable days are the birthdays and the name day. These are such personal holidays, when a person begins to think about what he lives for, what he means in life and what he has achieved. And it will be very unfortunate if a person does not understand the whole meaning of his existence. Without believing in God, he does not even understand what help he refuses. But with the help of prayer on your birthday you can realize your whole sinful life, have time to repent and correct mistakes.
Prayer on the birthday. Orthodox Service
This day is very important to go to Church and the first thing to thank the Lord for all the good and even the bad things that happened to you. These days are special, and therefore they must be fun to be celebrated with your friends, family and loved ones, which is also impossible to deny the warm and dignified words.
It is very important for all of us to understand that without the will of God a hair will not fall from the head of a person. If some misfortune is sent to a person, it is only so that he will be cleansed of his sins and, finally, he will remember God.
It is on the birthday day that it is very important to ask yourself: "Am I ready for a meeting with God and for the Kingdom of Heaven, or is it too far, have I done many good deeds?" It was the most convenient time on the day of birth to reflect on all this and draw the right conclusions.
What prayers to read on your birthday?
On this day, it is best to go to the temple and order a thanksgiving service, but you can pray at home. Prayer on the day of birth is an Orthodox tradition that should never be broken.
For example, you can read such prayers. Troparion, Tone Fourth. "Thy servants are grateful for the unworthiness of your servants ..."; Kontakion, 3rd: "Your blessings and tuna gifts ..."; the prayer "Glory and now"; prayer to the Theotokos: "Theotokos, the Christian Helper ..."; Prayer to the Lord "Thank You, Lord ..." and "Lord God, Lord of the whole world of the visible and invisible ...".
Prayer to the Guardian Angel
A prayer of thanks is also given to the Angel on his birthday. At the moment of Baptism, God gives each person the Guardian Angel. He will stay with the person all the days of his life and protect him. Therefore, prayer should be pronounced with trembling and attention. There is a special Angel Day, when a saint is honored, in honor of which the name was given to a person at Baptism.
But the birthday does not hurt to thank your angel for helping and his invisible hand guides us from harm. Praying your angel, to ask him to forgive us of our sins and mistakes, saved from the evils of the Devil and prayers for us have turned to the Lord.
One of these prayers begins with the words: "The Holy Angel of Christ, touching you, I pray you ..." Or else: "O holy angel, the guardian and patron is my good!"
Prayers on the day of birth, as on other days, are very necessary for people, no one doubts their strength. Prayer as a breath of fresh air fills the heart and soul with joy and pacification, is not this often not enough for a person?