Embarking into a new marriage does not go without its challenges. With a lifelong path ahead for the newlywed couple, offering a wedding prayer for the bride and groom will lift their new union up to the Lord.
God, as you join us today, we ask for your blessings upon this couple as they unite in marriage. Let all their days together be happy and all their words to each other be sweet. Though their paths are intertwined, let them be aware of each other’s separateness. Bless their home and allow it to be a place of joy and serenity. Remind them to nurture each other’s body with mutual love, honor and respect. Let their spirits dwell within. As they learn from one another, may they grow stronger as individuals and closer as a couple. And as their wedded life begins today with prayer, so may they continue it, praying for and with each other. Amen.
Gracious God, spirit of life and love, we ask all blessings upon Groom and Bride in their life together.
May they be blessed with patience, to see them through times of tensions or conflict.
May they be blessed with kindness, to enable them to nurture and care for one another in times of pain or sorrow.
May they be blessed with a spirit of play and joyfulness, that they may participate fully in the beauties and pleasures of creation.
May they be blessed, finally, with a knowledge of the ever-flowing presence of love in the world, that they may be channels of this love to one another and to all whom they meet in their life’s journey.
Let us pray. God, we ask for your blessings upon this man and woman, as we celebrate this momentous occasion in their lives.
Grant them happiness and contentment as they establish their new home, create a new family and explore the depths of their love for one another and for you.
Bless their families and friends and the relationships, which have supported, strengthened and sustained them throughout their lives.
Bless their home as a place of love and of peace.
And if times grow hard and tempers grow short, help them to look into their hearts and remember the love that brought them here today
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for this beautiful day. You have fulfilled the desire of our hearts to be together in this life.
We pray that your blessing will always rest upon our home; that joy, peace and contentment would dwell within us as we live together in unity, and that all who enter our home may experience the strength of your love.
Father, help us to follow and serve you with an ever growing commitment because of our union. Guide us into greater love and sacrifice as we care for each other’s needs, knowing you will care for us.
May we always be as keenly aware of your presence as we sense it today on our wedding day. And may our devotion in marriage be a radiant reflection of your love for us.
In the name of Jesus, our Savior, we pray.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for this beautiful day. You have fulfilled the desire of groom and brides hearts to be together in this life. We pray that your blessing will always rest upon groom & brides home; that Your joy, peace and contentment would dwell within them as they live together in unity, and that all who enter their home may experience the strength of your love.
Father, help them to follow and serve you with an ever growing commitment because of their union. Guide them into greater love and sacrifice as they care for each others needs, knowing you will care for them. May their devotion in marriage be a radiant reflection of your love for them. In the name of Jesus, our Savior, I pray. Amen.
May you each bring your best self to the other. May you each bring commitment as well as faith to the task that is set before you. May you maintain enduring respect and trust. May all who follow your lives have cause often to rejoice, not only in your happiness, but also in your brave and generous living.
Most gracious God, we thank You, for consecrating the union of this man and this woman in Your Name. Pour out the abundance of Your blessing upon this couple. Defend them from every enemy, lead them into all peace, let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts. Bless them in their work and in their companionship; in their sleeping and in their waking; in their joys and in their sorrows; in their life and in their marriage. Amen.
We come to you asking your blessing and favor on (Bride Name & Groom Name). We pray for patience, tolerance and understanding as they begin to adjust to wedded life. May theirs be a home where there is much joy, laughter, support and an atmosphere of acceptance and safety. We pray that they will always respect each other and may both of them enjoy the freedom to become all that you want them to be individually and as a family unit. Grant them courage to choose God’s instructions in a world that often abandons these. May their trust in you increase. May their home be filled with your peace. We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Family and Friends, this is a very sacred time for Bride and Groom, so – let us begin with prayer.
I invite you to close your eyes and turn within yourselves to the presence of God; and let us now realize that God’s riches blessings are being poured out on Bride and Groom. We see them both blessed with an abundance of all-good and see their minds illumined by divine wisdom, and your hearts quickened by divine love. And now – let us affirm these things in an awareness that we are in the living, loving indwelling presence of God. Amen.
Heavenly Father, behold our family here, we thank you for this day, and for the love that unites us, for the peace given to us, for the joy we are experiencing, for the health, the work, the life, and the future we get to enjoy; for our friends and family that are rejoicing with us. Amen.
May your love and deep respect for each other sustain throughout the years to come. May your life together flow with peace and harmony. May your vows be fully realized and may you realize their own true nature together. May you both promise to do what you think to be right; speak what you think to be the truth; help others in what is fair, accept your mistakes without excuses for them. May you both accept full responsibility for your actions and reactions. May sincerity of this resolution give you both strength to fulfill your duties towards yourself and others. Amen.
Here is an amazing video from Rick Warren where he shares how to grow a love that will last and bring glory to the Lord.