Colorado Wedding Ministers

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A Classic Reading from the "Prophet"

" Love one another, but make not a bond of that love. Let it rather be like a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

And stand together, and yet not too near together. For even the pillars of the temple must stand apart; and the oak tree and the cypress will not grow in each other’s shadow.

Remember that love gives nothing but from itself. Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.

And think not that you can direct the course of love. For love, if it finds you worthy, will direct your course."

Kahil Gibran’s ‘On Friendship’
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared,
 with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, 
as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: 
and only the unprofitable is caught.
And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Native American Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being.

 

A Blessing of the Elements

In times past it was believed that the human soul shared characteristics with all things divine.

It is this belief which assigned virtues to the cardinal directions; East, South, West and North.

It is in this tradition that a blessing is offered in support of this ceremony.

Blessed be this union with the gifts of the East. 

Communication of the heart, mind, and body 

Fresh beginnings with the rising of each Sun. 

The knowledge of the growth found in the sharing of silences.

Blessed be this union with the gifts of the South. 

Warmth of hearth and home 

The heat of the heart's passion 

The light created by both to illuminate the darkest of times.

Blessed be this union with the gifts of the West. 

The deep commitments of the lake 

The swift excitement of the river 

The refreshing cleansing of the rain 

The all encompassing passion of the sea.

Blessed be this union with the gifts of the North 

Firm foundation on which to build 

Fertility of the fields to enrich your lives

A stable home to which you may always return.

 

A Blessing of a Spiritual Nature

May the Lord and Lady bless you both, and may these blessings fall upon your love and

your marriage for as long as you shall live and love together.

Blessed be by the element of air. May you be blessed with communication,

intellectual growth, and wisdom.

Blessed be by the element of fire. May you be blessed with harmony, vitality,

creativity, and passion.

Blessed be by the element of water. May you be blessed with friendship, intuition,

caring, understanding, and love.

Blessed be by the element of earth. May you be blessed with tenderness,

happiness, compassion, and sensuality.

May these blessings of the Lord and Lady be with you always, and fill all of your coming

days.

 

A Cherokee Blessing

"God in heaven above please protect the ones we love.

We honour all you created as these two pledge their hearts and lives together.

We honour mother-earth - and ask for this marriage to be abundant and grow stronger through the seasons;

We honour fire - and ask that this union be warm and glowing with love in their hearts;

We honour wind - and ask they sail though life safe and calm as in our father's arms;

We honour water - to cleanse and soothe this relationship - that it may never thirsts for love;

With all the forces of the universe you created, we pray for harmony and true happiness as they forever grow young together. Amen."

 

 

 

Apache Blessing

Now you will feel no pain 

for each of you will be shelter to another….

Now you will feel no cold

for each of you will be warmth to another…

Now there is no loneliness for you 

for each of you will show compassion to the other…

Now you are two persons 

but there is one life before you…..

Go now to your dwelling place

to enter into the days of your togetherness….

And may your days be good and long upon this earth…..

A Blessing on your Marriage

May you always be surrounded with love

Every breath you take is sweet and good

See, Know, Recognize Goodness in You - Others - Everything

May your lives Be Long

Be free from harm

Wishes Given from Goodness Within

Received from Goodness Within 

Be united as one, in love forever.