Blessed be the name of the most High God, the God whose I am and the God whom I serve. Blessed be His holy name forever. His name is Jehova Shalom, Jehova Nissi, Jehova Jireh and Jehova Sharma. The heavens are His throne and the earth is His footstool: none can resist Him. The nations of the earth and their princes are as a drop in the ocean before Him. He created all that is and knows the end even before the beginning.

He is high and lifted up and His train fills the temple. He is the Lord of the universe and the angels and all that is bow before Him. He is the Lord God of Hosts, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Holy one of Israel. He is mighty and terrible in battle, who can resist Him? His name is Yahweh God, the Adonai, the Elohim. He is the Balm of Gilead, the Rose of Sharon, the Lily of the Valley and the Prince of Peace: He comes forth as a gentle dove and He breaks out like a consuming fire. He is the Comforter that makes all things possible: He makes a way where there seems to be no way. He is my strength, my joy and the rock of my salvation. He is the precious Lamb of God, the Giver of Life that shed His blood at Calvary. He is our Saviour Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, the Son of the Living God, the author and finisher of my faith and He that came down as God incarnate in the flesh, that died and rose again and spoiled the principalities and powers. He is my shield, my glory and the lifter of my head.

All praise, all glory and all honour be unto Him forever, for today is the day of my birth and He has blessed me with yet another year of life and delivered me from the hand of my enemies. I thank God for the gift of life, good health, peace, prosperity and joy. I thank God for my wife, my children and my loved ones. I thank God for my household, from the least to the greatest. I thank God for my friends and for my country Nigeria. I thank God for my destiny which none can alter. I thank God for my challenges, from which I have learnt so much. I thank God for my enemies for He has shamed them over and over again. I thank God for just being God and for watching over me and mine both night and day. I thank God for another year that has passed and for many many more years to come. I thank God for my friends, most especially for those that wish me well. And most important of all I thank God for and I bless this great day, the 16th day of October, itself. For on this day many years ago, He called me from eternity and brought me into this world. All glory, all honour and all praise be unto Him forever. May His counsel stand, may His will be done, may His purpose for bringing me into this world be established and may His name be glorified. He is faithful and true and so it shall be. God bless and keep us all now and forever. Shalom.