Weddings are a time filled with love, fellowship, and celebration. Here are 10 powerful prayers for a wedding reception.
Prayer of Blessing Over Reception
Lord our Sun and Shield, we thank You for shining over our celebration today. Thank You for the wonderful occasion of this marriage that has brought us all together. Bless this dear couple and their future together. May all of us be a support to them as they begin their life together. And now, as we prepare to enjoy this reception, bless our time together. May we enjoy sweet fellowship and fun with our loved ones. Amen.
Prayer for Celebration
God of radiance, we are blessed by the radiant faces of this bride and groom who have just been joined together in holy matrimony. May they enjoy a long and happy life together, with cherished memories of this day. And now, bless our fellowship at this reception, as we celebrate this splendid union. May we enjoy renewing old friendships and building new ones. We pray a blessing over all the activities of this celebration. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Marriage
Eternal God, we thank You for ordaining marriage from the beginning of creation. We thank You for the companionship and support and delight that marriage brings us. We thank You for this man and woman whom You have joined in marriage today. We thank You for the special connection each of us has with this sweet couple. And we thank You for each person here for this wonderful occasion. Bless this reception and the marriage it celebrates. Amen.
Prayer to Celebrate Joy
Faithful One, we rejoice with great joy today that You have brought these two together. We are touched to see the joy in their eyes as they look at one other. May that spark of love ever be in their eyes. We rejoice in the pleasure of gathering at this reception with family and dear friends – both new and old. Bless this party with joy and love and bless this couple we celebrate. Amen.
Prayer for Enduring Love
Father Almighty, bless this precious couple who exchanged their vows and rings today. Make them prosperous in all their ways, but especially in their enduring love for one another. Bless each person who traveled here to witness the wedding and is now joining us for this reception. Bless all of those who have planned this reception and prepared the decorations, refreshments, and entertainment. May our celebration reflect the light and love You shower over us all. Amen.
Prayer to Support Couple
Glorious Lord, we are all touched by the deep love of this couple for one another and for You. As we prepare to celebrate their wedding reception, we each pledge our support to this couple. As they begin their walk together through life, may each of us be there for them, in love and encouragement, and in practical ways to help them in whatever way they need. We thank You for the blessing of family and friends. Amen.
Prayer for Hope
God, our hope, bless this man and woman who have wed today in the hope of a bright future together. May they enjoy all that You have prepared for them in their married life. May they rejoice in hope all their days, in good times, and through the hard times. We thank You that we are blessed to join them in their celebration of hope and love. May Your Holy Spirit bless this reception gathering and our fellowship together. Amen.
Prayer for Happiness
O Lord, the Lifter of our heads, we thank You for the happiness in the hearts of this couple and all these family and friends. May the elation this groom and bride are feeling today accompany them through their years. Even when faced with troubles and sorrows, may they experience the joy of the Lord, and may this be their strength. We pray the same for each person here to celebrate in this reception. Hear us now and bless our gathering. Amen.
Prayer for Light
God, our Light, we pray that You will shine the way before this newlywed couple. Be their guide all their days and enlighten them when they have choices to make. We thank You for each special friend and family member who has traveled here to bless our family with their love and support. As we join in this wedding reception, may our celebration reflect the abundance of love, joy, and harmony that You pour out on us. Amen.
Prayer to Bless Fellowship
Immortal King, as we assemble for this wedding reception, we are reminded of the great celebration to come when Jesus returns to claim His bride the church. May our celebration of this marriage have an element of the joy of the marriage supper of the Lamb. May You bless this dear bride and groom and keep them close to You and close to each other all their days. Bless our fellowship together, and may it honor You. Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.