The most anticipated day has come. November 16, 2013 marked the 18th birthday of my daughter.
As we shared a momentous night in her life, we offered a prayer to ask for the Holy Spirit to come upon us and bowed our heads in God's divine presence.
|Claire Dave Ellis|
The opening prayer was delivered by:
Claire Dave Ellis Magos, younger cousin of our debutante, currently in 7th Grade at La Immaculada Concepcion School. Their closeness goes beyond being cousins because Lizette treats her like a baby sister.
"GOD of all creation, worthy of our praise, we are grateful for Your presence in this evening’s celebration of life. We thank You for this opportunity in bringing us together and share a glorious event that marks the 18th birthday of LIZETTE.
Oh Heavenly Father, You are the source of all our strength. May you bestow upon us Your Divine Grace. May You bring forth success in this night’s activities and guide us as we partake in this festive occasion.
All of us here tonight share the same prayer for LIZETTE, that she may achieve her dreams and aspirations in life. That God will grant her the realization of her heart’s desires and blessed her with abundance... may it be financial or spiritual.
May our Loving and Generous God, offer her the virtue of kindness, patience, honesty, understanding, perseverance and all the goodness that may be pleasing to others and most especially, to Your holiness.
We thank You for giving her 18 years of blissful yet challenging years. As she enters another fruitful phase in life, guide her way leading to the righteous path and protect her against imperfections that may hinder success and true happiness.
We praise You, Lord for surrounding her with love from family, relatives and friends. Their presence in her life makes the person she is now. They are the wind beneath her wings. They will always be there to support and direct her journey through life.
Tonight, we ask for Your ever gracious hand to bless every gift to be offered and sanctify every wish to be uttered.
Almighty God, fill our hearts with Your love, faithfulness and mercy as we gather in Your Name and bless the meal that we will share in this joyful evening.
We entrust all our prayers unto You in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, AMEN."