A wedding prayer

More than ever today, as a husband and wife unite in marriage, they need the prayers of friends and loved ones to help them build a strong foundation of godly love established on Christ, their Rock. If you want to give something special and lasting to a couple on their wedding day, here is a prayer you can offer on their behalf.

A Wedding Prayer

Dear Lord,

As this couple begins their lives together on their wedding day, I pray that their hearts will unite as one with You in their desire to make You the center. May this day be the start of something beautiful, a celebration unlike any other.

As they offer their vows to one another in the sight of God and others, give them a clear understanding of their commitment to each other. May their loyalty in marriage mirror Your own love and faithfulness to all Your children. Let them know that two are better than one as they mutually invest in and depend on each other—but that the third strand of their marriage ties should always be You. 

May their love—like the wedding rings they will wear—be a circle that never ends. Grow that love relationship into one that is patient and kind, not boastful or proud, one that is unselfish and trusting, and a love that protects and perseveres through every season of life.

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I pray you will give this couple unforgettable moments, unending dedication, and unselfish motives as they pledge their devotion to each another. In every way possible, make the house they build together a godly home—a place where hurts are healed with grace, a place where hearts are sealed with forgiveness, and a place where emotions feel safe when shared with honesty and gentleness. Keep their communication open—with You, and with each other as they make prayer a constant priority.

Lord, today and every day, let laughter echo in the halls of their hearts and home; let joy fill every room; and let the radiance of Your face shine on them, bless them, and give them a gracious peace that passes all understanding. Light a fire of passion that prompts them to love you with all their heart, soul, and strength, and one that engulfs their own union as man and wife in purity and oneness. Help them to bear each other’s burdens, even as they cast their cares on Your shoulders. May they always choose to see the best in each other, even in the worst of times.

May they visualize their marriage as more than just a bonding of two lives, but as two on mission for You, Lord—a lighthouse of refuge, a welcome place for encouragement, and a testimony to Your power and grace. Help them to cherish their wedding day as a sacred memorial, and their union as a treasure to protect at all costs. Make it a reminder of hope that keeps on going and faith that keeps on growing. Help them to believe that all things are possible through Christ, the One who began the good work in them.

Lord, on their wedding day, may every word spoken and every precious token remind them of the One who holds all things together and who makes all things good. Together as this couple stands side by side, and hand in hand, hold them tightly and never let them go. Fill their hearts with unceasing gratitude. Be their vision, their strength, and their constant companion.

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In Jesus’s name,
Amen
 

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.

Publication date: June 30, 2017

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a wedding prayer

QUESTION: What is a wedding prayer?

ANSWER:

The most important part of your wedding day is your marriage ceremony. It is becoming customary for couples to add their own words to the traditional vows taken before a minister or officiate. Along with promises to obey, love and cherish each other, couples are composing a wedding prayer to bless their union. Wedding Prayer – Some Examples

Dear Father in Heaven, As we come before your throne, with our offering of love, we ask you to bless our union of marriage. We pray that you will be the third strand that binds us together and cannot be broken. May You be the guiding light shining on this chosen path of lifelong commitment to each other and You. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen

Dear Father in Heaven, All honor and glory be to the one and only living God. In response to Your commands, we come before you to be united as one in our vow of marriage. May your guiding hand be upon our life as we join our hearts, minds, and bodies as one. May our marriage continue to blossom and grow into the plans you have prepared for us. May we focus on Christ as the center of our love. In His Name. Amen.

To the One and Only Living God We praise you and magnify You through the love you have given us for each other. May your Holy Love flow through us and become an inheritance for our children and children’s children. We ask you to sanctify us and keep us centered upon Your desires. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Our Father, We beseech You, Oh Lord, to be our strength and refreshment for the journey we are beginning through this marriage. As we travel down the road, may we never veer to the left nor to the right. May we rejoice in the good times and thank you in the times of trials, as we know they are for our maturity and growth. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

– We have all

sinned

and deserve God’s judgment.

God

, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.

Jesus

, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He

died

for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was

buried

, and

rose from the dead

according to the

Bible

. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your

Savior

, declaring, “

Jesus is Lord

,” you will be saved from

judgment

and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, today I am deciding to follow JesusYes, I am already a follower of JesusI still have questions

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