The Blessing of a 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.  We thank you, also, for consecrating the union of
man and woman in his Name.  By the power of your Holy
Spirit, pour out the abundance of your blessing upon this
man and this woman.  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.

(My son has married his sweetheart today. Congratulations Bradley and Brianna!)


Perpetua said…
Lovely. I'm sure your family wedding was as happy an occasion as ours, Penny.
Indeed, it was! Thanks for your good wishes and congratulations to your family as well!