The months and days leading up to your wedding are some of the most exciting times in your life filled with the people who love you and your future husband the most. Here are 10 powerful prayers for your bridal shower.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Dear God of Joy, how blessed we are to be celebrating this upcoming wedding. I thank You for each person who is gathered here today to share their love with (bride). I thank You for bringing (bride) and (groom) together for a life of love and service. I thank You for the mothers of (bride) and (groom) who have raised these two wonderful, loving people. I thank You for those who prepared the refreshments and decorations and activities for our gathering. Amen.
Blessing of Upcoming Marriage
Lord of Unity, as we gather today for this bridal shower, we pray a special blessing over (bride) and (groom) as they prepare for a lifetime together. Bless them with sweet harmony and unity as a married couple. Bless the home they live in, the children of their marriage, their finances, and their ministries together. And now we thank You for gathering us here to share (bride)’s joy, for those who helped prepare this shower, and for each person celebrating here with us. Amen.
Thanksgiving for Marriage
Dear Creator God, we give thanks to You for instituting marriage from the beginning of time. We thank You that whoever You join together should not be separated by anyone. We thank You that (bride)’s and (groom)’s marriage represents the union between You and the Church. And now we thank You for assembling us all together in this sweet time of fun and fellowship. We thank You for the family members, the special friends, and the bridesmaids who are here to honor and bless (bride). Amen.
Blessing of the Bridesmaids
Loving Lord, we thank You for each of these exquisite young women who have unselfishly given of themselves to help (bride) prepare for her wedding to (groom). We thank You for the work they put into preparing this shower as an expression of love for (bride). Shower them with blessings, we pray, for their sacrificial love in being a part of this wedding. And now we give thanks for all who are here with us today and ask Your blessing over our gathering. Amen.
Prayer for Love
Precious Lord, we thank You for the blessing of love that each person in this room has brought to (bride). And now we ask that love will be the driving force for this soon-to-be marriage. We pray that love will carry them through the good times and the challenging times, through joy and through tears. May they always look out for the best interests of the other. And we pray that You will bless their love with a happy home and healthy children. Amen.
Showers of Blessing
Heavenly Father, I thank You for bringing each of us here to shower (bride) with love and gifts for her upcoming life with (groom). I pray that showers of blessing will fall over this celebration and each person here. I also pray that You will shower (bride) and (groom) with blessings all the days of their lives. Bless their union as they honor You through their love for one another. Make them fruitful in all ways, we pray. Amen.
Prayer to Honor Those Gathered
God of Joy, we are thankful to You for bringing all these friends and family members together to join in (bride)’s happiness. We ask that You bless everyone who is sharing this time with us today. We thank You for their prayers and support for this couple, and their gifts of love. And we especially want to honor those who have prepared this meal and offered the hospitality of this lovely home. We thank You for the love that (bride) and (groom) share and ask You to bless and honor their union. Amen.
Prayer for Unity
Lord of Unity, we thank You that we are united here together to bless (bride) as she prepares for the joyous occasion of her marriage to (groom). We ask that You bless our time today and bless each person who has joined us. And we ask that You bless this marriage with a unity of unconditional love and acceptance of one another. May they outdo each other in honoring and serving and loving the other all the days of their lives. Amen.
Prayer of Thanksgiving for Hosts
God of Blessing, thank You that we can all be together today to share our excitement and love with (bride) as we look forward to their wedding and a long life of commitment to one another and to You. As we enjoy this lovely venue and beautiful decorations and creative activities and delicious food, we want to especially give thanks to our hosts. Bless these ladies and their labor of love. And bless this couple with a life of joy together. Amen.
Prayer for the Love of Christ
Loving Lord, thank You for bringing us all together to shower (bride) with our friendship and joy. As she looks forward to her wedding to (groom) we pray that even now You will gift the two of them with Your love. In their relationship together, may they reflect the mind of Christ, who gave up everything for our redemption. May their union reflect the love of Christ for the Church. Bless each person who has gathered here to celebrate, and may we all be ambassadors of love for Your Kingdom. 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.