We are gathered here today
in the site of God
and in the face of family and friends
to join together ______________ & _____________
in holy matrimony.
Which is an honorable estate, instituted of God, since the first
man and the first woman walked on the earth.
Therefore, it is not to entered into unadvisedly, or lightly,
but reverently and soberly. Into this Holy Estate,
these two persons come now to be joined.
If anyone can show just cause
why they may not be lawfully
joined together, let them speak
now, or forever hold your peace.
Wo presents this woman
to be married to this man today?
(Her mother and I do)
I require and charge you both,
that if either of you know any
impediment, why you may not
be lawfully joined together in
matrimony, that you confess it now.
LET US PRAY
Dear Lord, we ask Your blessing for our bride and groom with patience
on this day of matrimony.
We pray that the sacred commitments of this day will
sustain then throughout their lives.
May the love that binds then be strong and lasting, and
may their hearts be filled with patience and
understanding for one another.
May they be blesses with health, courage, and good
fortune, as their love and friendship deepens through the
months and years of their lives.
We pray that they find peace together
As ____________ & ____________ stand before us, willing
and able to commit to each other for a lifetime, we realize that
marriage symbolizes the love and harmony that
transcends everything in the universe.
May we all be encouraged to find the spiritual qualities
that bring is all closer to one another, so that we may
learn to truly love and respect each other. AMEN
This is the day you have chosen to become husband
and wife. We who are here,