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Prayer for a wedding

Quite simply, prayer is a conversation with God.

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O God of love, Thou has established marriage for the welfare and happiness of mankind. Thine was the plan, and only with Thee can we work it out with joy.

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If bringing religious or cultural elements into your wedding ceremony is important to you, you may want to consider adding a wedding prayer.

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A wedding prayer is a great way to honour your faith and connect your ceremony to something spiritual. It can be delivered by your officiant or by a guest of honour. Wedding prayers are not reserved for traditional religious or Christian weddings. Couples of all faiths can include prayers into their ceremony.

You may even find some prayers on this list that work for a secular non-religious ceremony. Like with all things in your wedding, we believe it should be done your way. If you love one of the prayers here and want to use it in your ceremony, go for it! If you like bits and pieces of different prayers, go ahead and create your own.

Here are 27 wedding prayers that could work perfectly for your ceremony:. Thank you that you have brought them together for this special day. We pray that you would richly bless them as they exchange their vows and their wedding rings.

And from this day forward they would walk hand in hand into everything that you have destined them to be. They come before you, pledging their lives and their hearts to one another. Grant that they may be ever true and loving, living together in such a way as to never bring heartbreak into their marriage.

Temper their hearts with kindness and help them to be sweethearts, helpmates, friend and guide, and together, may they meet the cares and problems of life more bravely. May their home truly be a place of love and harmony where your Spirit is ever present. Bless their wedding day, we pray, and walk beside them, through all their life together. Lord bless this beautiful couple with love and hope we pray. Photo by Sara Rogers Photography.

Eternal God, creator and preserver of all life, author of salvation, and giver of all grace:. Look with favor upon the world you have made, and for which your Son gave his life. Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life. May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. Photo by Clint Bargen Photography. May the blessing of light be on you, light without and light within.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a prayer peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it. And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm. And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star.

And may the blessing of the prayer be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the ro, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it. May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God.

And now may the Lord bless you, and for you kindly. Let the radiant light of their love shine on all those around them. God, bless them with the inner gifts of trust, wedding, forgiveness and truth that they may live and grow together in love and peace. Father of mankind, whose nature is love, look with favor upon this woman and this man who desire to make their vows before you. We are grateful for the providence that has led to this wedding. Grant this to be more than an outward union, but also the blending of hearts and spirits and purposes. Bless each with the inward qualities of integrity, trust, cooperation and forgiveness, that they may live together in love and peace.

Blessed are the man for the woman who have grown beyond themselves and have seen through their separations. They delight in the way things are and keep their hearts open, day and night. They are like trees planted near flowing rivers, which bear fruit when they are ready.

I invoke Thee, Who art the greatest of all, Who created all, Who generated it from thyself, Who sees all and is never seen. We honor all You created as they pledge their hearts and lives together. We honor mother-earth and ask for their marriage to be abundant and grow stronger through the seasons. We honor fire and ask that our their union be warm and glowing with love in their hearts. We honor water to clean and soothe their relationship that it may never thirst for love.

With all the forces of the universe You created, we pray for harmony and true happiness as their forever grow young together. Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud. Love is never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable or touchy. Love does not hold grudges and will hardly notice when others do it wrong.

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Love is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to them no matter what the costs. You will always believe in them, always expect the best in them, and will always stand your ground in defending them. Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who hath created joy and gladness, bridegroom and bride, mirth and exultation, pleasure and delight, love and brotherhood, peace and friendship.

May there soon be heard in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of joy and gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the jubilant voice of bridegrooms from the wedding canopy, and of youths from their feasts of song.

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Blessed art thou, O Lord, who gives the Bridegroom joy in his bride. Photo by Erica Miller Photography. My beloved speaks and says to me: Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Set me as a seal upon your heart and seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, jealousy cruel as the grave. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, it would be utterly scorned. Oh Allah, bless our marriage and let it be a means for us to become closer to You in love and devotion.

Let it be a source of untold blessings, happiness and joy.

Oh Allah, let our marriage be a way for us and our families to enter Jannah. Ya Allah, protect our marriage from the whisperings of Shaytan. Give us the strength to live together in justice, equity, love and, mercy. My Lord, let this marriage bring untold blessings to us individually, to our families, and our children Insha Allah. My Creator, bless us with children who will be a source of great joy and happiness.

Oh Allah, bless this couple with faith, love and happiness in this world and the Next. Please put love and mercy in the hearts of this couple for each other. Our Creator, strengthen the hearts of the bride and groom with faith, and let them increase in their love and commitment to You through their bond.

Oh Lord of the Universe, all power is with You. My God, protect this couple from the misguidance and planning of Shaytan. Help them resist his call to break their bond. Oh Allah, bless this couple with children who will be a source of happiness and joy to them and the world.

Oh Allah, unite the couple and their families in faith and love. Oh Lord, You are the Just. Let this couple live their lives being fair and just to each other. Oh Allah, give them the loving relationship which Muhammad and Aisha had. May Allah be pleased with them. Today we promise to dedicate ourselves completely to each other, with body, speech, and mind. In this life, in every situation, in wealth or poverty, in health or sickness, in happiness or difficulty, we will work to help each other perfectly.

The purpose of our relationship will be to attain enlightenment by perfecting our kindness and compassion toward all sentient beings. Let us vow to bear witness to the wholeness of life, realizing the completeness of each and every thing. Embracing our differences, I shall know myself as you, and you as myself.

May we serve each other for all our days, here, there, and everywhere.

Freely giving and receiving, I shall care for you, for the trees and stars, as treasures of my very own. May we be grateful for all our days, here, there, and everywhere. Let us vow to forgive all hurt, caused by ourselves and others, and to never condone hurtful ways. Being responsible for my actions, I shall free myself and you.

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May we be kind for all our days, here, there, and everywhere. Let us vow to remember that all that appears will disappear.

In the midst of uncertainty, I shall sow love.