A prayer for a couple upon their marriage

Most gracious God, we give you thanks for your tender love 
in sending Jesus Christ to come among us, to be born of a 
human mother, and to make the way of the cross to be the 
way of life.  ...  

By the power of your Holy 
Spirit, pour out the abundance of your blessing upon this 
couple.  Defend them from every enemy.  Lead 
them into all peace.  Let their love for each other be a seal 
upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a 
crown upon their foreheads.  Bless them in their work and in 
their companionship; in their sleeping and in their waking; in 
their joys and in their sorrows; in their life and in their death.  

Finally, in your mercy, bring them to that table where your 
saints feast for ever in your heavenly home; through Jesus 
Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and 
reigns, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.