Prayer For 50th Anniversary
Generous God, giver of all good gifts,
we praise and thank you for N. and N.
and for allowing us to witness their love.
May the joy of this gathering and the food we share
be signs to us of your constant love.
Bless us and the food we eat
and give us grateful hearts to sing your praise
now and for ever. AMEN.
Blessed are you, Lord, loving God of all creation:
you have made us your beloved
and have showered gifts upon us.
We thank you for the life of N. and N.
and for their (50) years together.
Continue to fill their hearts
with love for you and for each other.
Bless them (and their children and grandchildren)
and all their relatives and friends.
Lead us all through this life
to eternal happiness with you.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN
Your Word tells us that when a man finds a wife that he has found a good thing.
You also make it clear in Your Word how important and sacred marriage is in Your eyes.
Lord, we pray that You will bless this couple with the grace, forgiveness and love that
is needed for a continued happy marriage.
We know it takes work, God, but we also know that if You're in the midst
of the marriage that it will succeed. Let Your blessings be on this couple in
Keep us, 0 Lord, from pettiness. Let us be thoughtful in word and deed.
Help us to put away pretense, and face each other in deep trust without
fear or self-pity. Help us to guard against faultfinding, and be quick to
discover the best in each other and in every situation.
Guard us from ill temper and hasty judgment; encourage us to take time for
all things, to grow calm, serene and gentle. Help us to be generous with
kind words and compliments. Teach us never to ignore, never to hurt, and
never to take each other for granted. Engrave charity and compassion on our hearts.
Please, pray for us.
Lord, we thank you for this couple and for all of the years that
they have had together. Today, as we celebrate their anniversary,
our prayer is that you will continue to bless them.
Let their testimony of love and forgiveness be a help to other couples
as they start on their own journeys into married life. Lord, we pray that
You will honor their commitment to each other and to You by granting them
many more years of happiness together.
Dear Lord and Good Teacher,
We thank you for giving us the opportunity to celebrate this wonderful occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Assumption Catholic School. At this special time we give thanks for all of you who are here present and all those who have contributed to the life and success of this school throughout the 50 years history.
We thank you for our parish priests and parishioners for providing the material and spiritual support to our school for all these years.
We thank you for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for its distinguished spiritual guidance to our school since the founding of the school.
We thank you for the Diocese of Metuchen and their staffs for providing direction and guidance to our principals, faculty and school staff.
We thank you for the Sisters from the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Mother of God, who continue to work here from the first day in 1963.
We thank you for the principals, faculty and whose leadership and dedication to Catholic schools makes our schools strong.
We thank you for parents who entrust their children to us.
We thank you for all benefactors whose generous support assists us in providing the very best for our young.
We thank you for all current students and the one who went through Assumption Catholic and now offering distinguished services to our people and our country.
We thank you for the life of those who worked and served at the school and now have departed, may they rest in peace.
Almighty Lord, as we mark and celebrate 50 years of service to this community, we also give thanks for those who have learned about you here, those who have grown in faith here and those who have made Assumption School a special place.
May the staff, parents and children always value their time and each other's efforts at this school. May they look back in appreciation and forward in hope.
Today, as we celebrate this milestone not only in the life of the Assumption Catholic School in Perth Amboy but of our entire Ukrainian Catholic Church in the United States, we we ask your blessings on us and we pray that students of the present and future generations may learn in this school to know, to love, and to serve the only true God, and to worship Him according the sacred traditions of our ancestors in the Ukrainian Rite of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
We ask the Patroness of our school, the Blessed Virgin Mary, to keep us under her special protection, so that we may prove ourselves worthy of God's continued blessings for many years to come.
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.
We come today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ______ and ______. We celebrate their journey together that started so many years ago and so many plans ago and so many dreams ago.
We celebrate all the joys that have been birthed in these 50 years. We celebrate all their happy times, all their accomplishments, and all their triumphs. Thank you, Lord, for blessing them.
We acknowledge that they have had to survive many heartaches. Yet these two have always chosen to stay together and weather each storm as man and wife. Thank you, Lord, for protecting them and their marriage.
We ask, Lord, that you would continue to protect them, and guide them as they go forth from this 50th anniversary celebration. We smile with joy as they reach out this day to find each other's hand and touch each other's heart.