A Birthday Prayer for the Power to Grow

I am a year older today, God,
and my birthday wish is this: Let me keep growing.

I want to grow, God, not only in years but in strength, in wisdom, in love.
I want to gain patience,
I want to gain compassion and understanding.
This year, please help me to realize the potential You have placed inside me.

Thank You, God, for giving me precious life.