Prayer For Wedding Dinner Reception
We praise you, eternal God, who brings forth bread from the earth. Blessed are You, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who have given us your commandments so that we may live in a way that pleases you. Bless this married couple, (name) and (name), and may their life together reflect your glory. May their home be full of joy and gladness, and may their union be blessed with much fruit. May (name) and (name) always find favor in Your eyes and in the eyes of those around them. May they enjoy and expand the community they belong to. May peace reign in their home, and contentment and happiness be a mark of their lives from this day forward. Amen.
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, we are gathered here to celebrate this special day and thank You for the marriage vows that have been exchanged between the bride and groom.
We pray Your blessing on their shared commitment to each other, and pray that Your lasting grace and peace would rest on their future life together.
Thank You for the many friends and family members who have been able to support the happy couple in person, as they make their life-long commitment to one another, and for the fellowship that we are all enjoying around this meal table.
We ask Your blessing on this first meal that they will share together as man and wife, and pray Your continued blessing on their future life together. May You lead and direct their future path and may they always keep Jesus at the centre of their marriage, and rely on Him in all things.
Bless us all as we join together in this celebration meal, and may Your grace and love rest on each person that is present and each family that is represented here. This we ask in Jesus' name,
Father, as we celebrate now the marriage of our loved ones
May we all be blessed by the love displayed on this special day.
Dear Lord, we gather in this place in a spirit of celebration and gratitude. Thank you for the blessing of bringing (name) and (name) together in marriage today. We ask you to bless their marriage, their family, and all of their relationships. Help them stay strong in any adversity, and to treasure and protect the joy of marriage. May we, as their family and friends, commit to uphold and encourage them to the best of our ability. Please bless this food we are about to receive, and let this reception be an honor to You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
How wonderful it is to celebrate the love, friendship and union of this lovely couple.
We pray that they would know your love, your protection and your blessing in their lives.
Bless this food to our bodies as we eat now.
Come fill our hearts with thanks for your goodness, provision and kindness.
Dear Heavenly Father, for this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (From Paul's letter to the Ephesians 3:14-21)
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Lord God, Father of us all, we have gathered here around this dinner table to celebrate the love and commitment that have united ___________________ and ____________________, in a wonderful bond of marriage.
Bless, Father, this banquet that we are about to receive with grateful hearts
as a sign of your continuous bounty and providence.
May your generous blessings descend also upon the newly married couple, their families and friends present here at this joyful occasion.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you, Creator, for bringing (name) and (name) together in such a happy way. We ask the Universe to bless this couple and their future together. May happiness and joy be a hallmark of their relationship. As they explore their love for each other, establish a home, and build a life together, may they be strengthened by the love and encouragement of those gathered here today. If times get hard, may they remember the commitment they made today and the joy that brought them together. Help them to learn from one another and grow strong as both individuals and a couple. May the food we eat now bring strength to us, and may we all enjoy this time of celebration and friendship. Amen.