O God, we thank you that you have given us another year of life together. We thank you for the love which grows more precious and for the bonds which grow more close each day. We thank you for the happiness we have known together; for the sorrows we have faced together; for all the experiences of sunshine and of shadow through which we have come, up to today.
We ask for forgiveness for any failure on our part; for any times when we became difficult to live with; for any lack of sympathy and understanding; for anything which spoiled even for a moment the perfect relationship which marriage should be. Spare us to each other to go on walking the way of life together, and grant that for us it may be true that the best is yet to be: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Here is a wedding anniversary prayer that can be used at a wedding anniversary party or used as a personal prayer for a parent’s wedding anniversary or a friend’s wedding anniversary. This wedding anniversary prayer can also be used for a special anniversary, such as a 25th wedding anniversary or a 50th wedding anniversary. Prayer is always the perfect anniversary gift idea!
Wedding Anniversary Prayer of Blessing
Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you for the grace and blessings you have given this couple during the past______ years of marriage. We celebrate and recall the day when they joined together as partners in life and we thank you for being with them on their daily journey together through life’s ups and downs. Increase their sense of belonging to each other, just as Jesus says, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one.” (Matthew 19:5,6 NIV)
We thank you that you have freely given them your presence, strength, help and hope. We pray that they will continue to grow in their ability to work together for the good of each other, for the good of their family and for the good of the world. Fill them with love, forgiveness, patience and trust. Guide them with the light of your word where it says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is no proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (I Corinthians 13:4-8)
Increase their sense of companionship and friendship. Grant them the ability to laugh at their mistakes and the means to share the simple pleasures of life together. Enable them to speak the truth in love. Help them to be good listeners. And grant them wisdom and a spirit of cooperation as they make your good plans together on the tough issues and challenges they face.
Surround them with good friends and neighbors. Protect their home. Care for their family. Provide for their needs. Guard their health. And may they enjoy many other anniversaries together. In the name of Christ we pray, Amen.
Copyright Karen Barber 2013. All rights reserved.
by Anita (Lafayette, La.)
Lord, we’ve experienced somewhat of a roller coaster ride throughout our married life. Our 3 rd anniversary is 10/22. I pray that You would continue to urge me to be the wife You intend me to be. Help me to love as you love, forgive as you forgive, and put my husband’s needs before my own. Please continue to gently and lovingly call my husband into a love relationship with you so that our love relationship may continue to grow as well. Convict both of us in our areas of weakness and give us the wisdom to know what steps to take. Thank you for my husband and I look forward to the years ahead. May they be filled with a further joining together with You as well as with each other. Amen.
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A lot of marriages these days do not last long. So if your marriage has endured the test of time, then it is worth thanking God for and also saying a few prayers to Him for the years to come. Here are some wedding anniversary prayers that you and your partner can use as you celebrate together. You can also pray them alone.
Wedding anniversary prayers of the faithful
1. Oh Lord help us to remember how and when we met for the first time and the strong love and bond that we shared. Help us to channel our love into practical things so that nothing can come between us. We pray that we always have kind and loving words for one another. And for our hearts to always be ready to ask for forgiveness and also to forgive. Dear Lord, we commit our marriage into your hands. Amen.
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2. May the God who has kept you together for these number of years, of his infinite goodness and mercy continue to keep you together and bless your union. I pray that the Father who created you, Christ the son who redeemed you, and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you daily, keep and preserve you all your days. May the Lord look upon you with favour and fill you with every spiritual benediction and grace. So that you will be able to please him in this life and that you may have life everlasting in the world to come. Amen.
3. Heavenly Father, we bless your Name for all the blessings we have enjoyed in this marriage. We say thank you from the bottom of our heart for helping us reach another anniversary. We bless you for helping us deepen our love and for helping us to overcome the period of trials. Without a doubt, we know that without your daily assistance, we would never have remained as close as we are this day. We pray to you Lord, to continue to watch over this union, over our family and over our home. Help us to renew our vows of loyalty and love. Help us to strive to remain united as one in you and with you, and to remain steadfast in our faith and service to you. Amen.
4. Heavenly Father, we thank you for this day as we celebrate (number of marriage years) years of marriage together. We thank you for journeying with us. Thank you for making us strong and keeping us close. Forgive us for the times we have failed each other or the times we have hurt one another. Forgive us for the periods when we neglected our friendship together and for days when we have not put each other’s interest and well-being before our own. We commit to one another afresh today. Help us to support and trust one another always. And help us reignite our love just like when we first met. Amen.
Catholic Anniversary Prayer of the faithful
“O Lord, omnipotent and eternal God, we give you thanks and we bless your holy name. You created man and woman in your image and blessed their union so that each would be for the other a help and support. Remember us today. Protect us and grant that our love may be in the image of the devotion and love of Christ for his Church. Grant us a long and fruitful life together, in joy and in peace, so that, through your Son and in the Holy Spirit, our hearts may always rise to you in praise and goods works.“
We hope you enjoy and liked these prayers. You can type out and personalize any of these wedding anniversary prayers and wishes for your marriage.
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