Getting a blessing from the Lord as you walk into your newly formed marriage is just one way to find long term success. Whether the prayer is recited by both the bride and groom or said by the officiant during the exchange of vows, this can be an important addition made to any Christian wedding. Here is a look at some of the best Christian wedding prayers for the bride and groom.
God of love, may this couple be filled with love for each other that reflects your love for them. Your love always trusts, may they always trust each other. Your love always hopes, may they always be filled with the hope that is found in you. Your love always perseveres, may their love for each other endure through the difficulties of life. Your love never fails, may their love remain strong until the end. Fill them with your love, that they may love each other in the same way. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Bound Together Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Your word says that this couple has been joined together by you. We pray that nothing would separate this bride and groom. May they be bound together by your unending love. Protect their relationship from attacks and danger. Give them assurance that you are always with them and are faithful to the end. May the words of their mouths and the meditations of their hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Physical Intimacy Prayer
Lord, our Rock and Redeemer thank you that you are the source of all true joy in life. We pray for the marriage before us and ask that this couple would enjoy the gift of physical intimacy that you have blessed them with. May they give and receive pleasure with an attitude of thankfulness to you. Your word says that you are a Good Father who gives us good gifts. Please help them to use this gift wisely to love and bless each other. To you, our God, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Financial Blessing Prayer
Generous Father, thank you that you know our every desire and need. Please guide this couple as they make decisions over their finances. You have said that we do not need to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, we should present our requests to you. Hear this prayer and give them wisdom. Please help them to let you lead in all the choices they make. May you bless them financially so that they may be a blessing to others. May you establish their hearts as blameless in holiness before you. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Filled With the Love of God Prayer
God of love, may the bride and groom be filled with love for each other that reflects your love for them. Your love is not easily angered, may they be slow to anger and rich in love to each other. Your love keeps no record of wrongs, may they be quick to forgive each other. Your love rejoices in truth, may they be honest with each other. Your love always protects, may they protect each other. May they love each other in the same way they have been loved by you. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
One Flesh Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you are our protector and provider. You have promised that you will never leave us or forsake us, you are always with us. You have joined this man and woman together as one flesh. Help them to work together in their relationship. May they support each other, encourage each other and serve each other. Please help them to love each other in the same sacrificial way that they have been loved by you. You are the God of hope. Fill them with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit they may abound in hope. In your mighty name, Amen.
Eternal God, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding our steps on your path. Please help this couple to communicate well. Give them the grace to listen to each other carefully and speak in love. Remove any bitterness and resentment from their mouths Lord, and may their words be words of kindness and gentleness. May their communication be the building block of a healthy relationship. Guide their words and their hearts Lord, in submission to you. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with them. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Fruitful Marriage Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you give the gift of abundant, eternal life. You have said that your people should be fruitful and multiply, that your love should overflow from us to others and that we can participate in creation with you. As we pray for this marriage we ask that you would give the gift of children and cause the love in this couple to overflow towards them. Increase their faith that they would view their lives in the light of eternity. May they know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. May they be filled with all the fullness of God. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
God as Center Prayer
Father God, thank you that you are our creator, you know us better than anyone else. You brought this couple together and you have promised that you have plans and a purpose for them, plans to prosper them and not to harm them. Remind the bride and groom that you are the center of their relationship and that you are the one who watches over their future. May they look to you for wisdom and guidance. May your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Forgiving Marriage Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you have forgiven all our sins at the cross. We pray for the longevity of this marriage and ask that, when they experience conflict, they would be quick to forgive in the same way that they have been forgiven by you. Help them to deal with conflict in a way that makes their relationship stronger. You have promised that you will make all things work together for their good. Please help them to trust you in the midst of conflict. We make these requests in your powerful name, Amen.
Patient Love Prayer
God of love, may this couple be filled with love for each other that reflects your love for us. Your love is patient, may they be patient with each other. Your love is kind, may they be kind to each other. Your love does not envy, may they not be envious of each other. Your love does not boast, may their relationship be built on humility. You love does not dishonor others, may they honor each other. Your love is not self-seeking, may they love each other with a selfless love. Help them to love each other well. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Worship Together Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you can satisfy our every desire and need. You have said that if we delight ourselves in you, you will give us the desires of our heart. Please help this couple to encourage each other to trust in you for every aspect of their lives and relationship. Help them to spur each other on in their faith. May they worship you together. You are the God of endurance and encouragement. Help them to live in harmony with each other, that together they may, with one voice, glorify Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Blessed Marriage Prayer
Heavenly Father, you have created joy and gladness, pleasure and delight, love, peace and fellowship. Pour out the abundance of your blessing upon this couple in their new life together. Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts and a crown upon their heads. Bless them in their work and in their companionship; awake and asleep, in joy and in sorrow, in life and in death. Finally, in your mercy, preserve them into eternity with you. May your love enfold them, your joy sustain them and your spirit empower them. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Bride and Groom Prayer
Everlasting Father, thank you that you never fail to keep your promises. You have promised that our faith will never be put to shame when our trust is in you. We pray for this marriage and trust you to keep them safe in your hand for the rest of their lives. Please help them to rely on you in their relationship, whatever the future may bring. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with them always. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Generational Blessing Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding our steps on your path. Your word says that you are able to bless us abundantly in all things at all times. Help the bride and groom to view their relationship in the light of eternity. We ask you to show grace throughout the generations. We pray that their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and beyond would know your blessing. You are able to do far more than all that we ask or imagine, according to the power at work within us. To you be glory throughout all generations, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Strong Marriage Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are our rock and fortress, we can always find refuge in you. We pray that the bride and groom would be strengthened to love each other in good times and in bad. Your word says that, even though we walk through the darkest valley, we need fear no evil, for you are with us; your rod and your staff, they comfort us. Give them strength to trust you during the joyful times and during the difficult times. May you fill them with eternal comfort and good hope through grace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
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