Colorado Wedding Ministers

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Corinthians 13: 4-8

Our Lord Almighty teaches us through the words of Saint Paul, "love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not 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." Most of all, love never fails.

 

A Prayer of Blessing

" Dear heavenly Father , our hearts are filled with great happiness on Party 1 and Party 2’s wedding day, as they come before You pledging their hearts and lives to one another. Grant that they may be ever true and loving, living together in such a way as to never bring shame or heartbreak into their marriage. Temper their hearts with kindness and understanding, rid them of all pretense of jealousy. Help them to remember to be each other's sweetheart, helpmate, friend and guide, so that together they may meet the cares and problems of life more bravely. And with the passage of time, may the home they are creating today, truly be a place of love and harmony, where your spirit is ever present.

Bless this union we pray, and walk beside Party 1 and Party 2 throughout all their lives together. We ask these things in Jesus name.

 

(Optional with Children)

"Oh Lord, today we not only celebrate this marriage, but we also celebrate the formation and affirmation of a family with - (child or children's names) -

 

We pray that you guide Party 1 and Party 2 as parents to raise and teach (child/children’s names) with love and respect; and that you protect this new family and keep them always in your care..."

 

Amen

 

A Selection from the "New Jewish Wedding" by Antia Diamant

“We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, expressing our appreciation for this wine, symbol and aid of our rejoicing.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, realizing that each separate moment and every distinct object points to and shares in this oneness.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, recognizing and appreciating the blessing of being human.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, realizing the special gift of awareness that permits us to perceive this unity and the wonder we experience as a man and a woman joined to live together.

May rejoicing resound throughout the world as the homeless are given homes, persecution and oppression cease, and all people learn to live in peace with each other and in harmony with their environment.

From the Divine, source of all energy, we call forth an abundance of love to envelop this
couple. May they be for each other lovers and friends, and may their love partake of the same innocence, purity, and sense of discovery  that we imagine the first couple to have experienced.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, and we highlight today joyand gladness, bridegroom and bride, delight and cheer, love and harmony, peace and companionship.

May we all witness the day when the dominant sounds through the world will be these sounds of happiness, the voices of lovers, the sounds of feasting and singing.

Praised is love; blessed be this marriage.

May the bride and bridegroom rejoice together.”