The Lord bless you and keep
you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to
you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and grant you
peace. In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (a)
We ask that the Holy Spirit of
love may deepen the lives of ___________ and _________. May
the relationship, which today has been expressed, continue
to grow in the years to come. And whatever changes time may
bring, let this wedding ceremony remain as a treasured
memory and a guide to life. May they always experience that
breathless wonder that exclaims: "Out of all this world, YOU
have chosen ME. "When life is done and the sun is setting,
may they be found then as now, still hand in hand, still
thanking you for each other. Amen
__________, you have now affirmed before your families
and friends your love and your caring for each other.
You have come from different backgrounds. You have
walked different paths. You are different individuals.
Your love has transcended these differences. In the
years before you, may the richness of the traditions
that have nurtured you enhance and brighten your lives
as you help to create and shape the future.
challenges of your life be met with courage and
optimism. May you learn from your failures and grow in
your achievements. May life bless you with children,
friends, and family in a wide network of mutual support
and enjoyment. May you face pain, toil, and trouble
with a stout but light heart. May you share with others
the radiance of your seasons of joy and pleasure.
spirit of love be ever a part of your lives so that the
union we here celebrate this day be worthy of continued
celebration tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.
God: We thank you for the beauty of this moment. Send
your richest blessing upon (name of bride) and (name of
groom), whom we bless in your name, that they may love,
honor, and cherish each other, amid the ever-changing
scenes of this life. Look favorably upon them, that
their home may be a haven of blessing and a place of
peace. Grant them fullness of years so that they may
see their children’s children. Guide them by the wise
counsel of your word, and when their earthly life is
complete, give them entrance into your everlasting
By your free
choice you have made a marriage. No matter
what the demands on your lives and your time, The meaning
of your living is now known through your love. You must
nurture each other to fullness
wholeness. Renew yourselves In love and laughter. Maintain the
sensitivity, and save time for each other,
to love each other more deeply and
learn to love more fully the Creation
in which the mystery of love happens.
You are now
wed. May you
always remain sweethearts, helpmates, and friends. May your life
together be full of kindness and understanding, thoughtfulness and rejoicing. May the years
bring you happiness and contentment. May you enter
into each other’s sorrow by sympathy, into each
other’s joy with gladness, Into each
other’s hope with faith and trust, Into each
other’s need with the sure presence of love, Into each
other’s lives with enthusiasm and embracing. Amen
In joining your lives
may God grant you both...Love... to afford each other a special quality of time
together. Joy... in the accomplishments of one another. Understanding...that your interests and desires
will not always be the same. Friendship...based on mutual trust. Courage...to speak of a misunderstanding
and to work on a solution before the setting of the sun. Compassion...to comfort each other in pain and sorrow. Foresight...to realize rainbows follow rainy days. Imagination...to keep with you part of the child you
used to be. Mirth...from your sense of humor. Awareness...to live each day with the knowledge
that there is no promise of tomorrow. May God bless you and keep you in the Palm of His hand.
God, richly bless ______________ and _______________in the promises that they have made to each other. Grant that the courtesies, the thoughtfulness,
and the self giving which already
have laid the foundation for their love, build the home which is raised on it.
May they be loyal and engaging companions to each other, and may they be loving and wise parents. And in this world
where there is much disillusion and disappointment...where love brings delight and also wounding in the
frailty of our ways...make them a visible symbol of the love that does not
wane when the evening comes but is fresh with each new day. And as you bless this special couple this day, bless each union represented here. Forgive us where we have not been good news and glad days for each other. Perfect our imperfect love with the joy that comes from
above, and may we grow ourselves and grow in affirmation of the
other. May the Lord bless you and take care of you: May the Lord be kind and gracious to you: May the Lord look on you with favour and give you peace.
The grace of the Lord
Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy
spirit be with you. Amen
you always find peace in your home.
May you always be faithful to
May you always stay flexible
enough to listen and consider each other's opinion.
May you always find ways to
strengthen your bond with one another. May you be fully
aware that one person is unable to fill all the needs of the
other. May you continue to discover similar interests.
May you appreciate each
other's good qualities and always focus on the positive.
May your affection for one
another never cease, but instead continue to grow - becoming
a deeper, richer, and never-ending love. (j)
life bring you beautiful moments full of togetherness and
love that leave you with memories to warm your souls for
many years to come.
May you discover new ways to
appreciate the great gifts you have as a couple.
May you have all the time you
want to enjoy the magic and wonder of your love.
May you look ahead with the
faith and confidence that the coming years will be your best
Most of all, may you share all
this for as long as you live and love together. (k)