Prayer For Wedding Reception Meal

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.

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for gathering us today to celebrate the union of _______________________ and __________________________ in holy matrimony. We are all truly blessed to have witnessed the binding of their love under your great name. We ask you dear Lord to bless the newlyweds with excellent health, beautiful and healthy children, prosperity and blissful happiness all the days of their lives. And we also ask you dear God to bless the food we are about to partake, bless those who prepared it and those whom we are sharing it with.

This we ask in the mighty name of your son Jesus, Amen.

Heavenly Father, the love between man and woman which matures into marriage is one of your most beautiful kind of love that exists. And now we are celebrating that love with _____________________ and _________________________.

Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that they may be to each other a strength in need, a councillor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy.

Grant that their will may be so knit together in Your will and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and one another all the days of their lives.

Give them grace, when they hurt each other, to recognize and acknowledge their fault, and to seek each other's forgiveness and yours.

Make their life together a sign of Christ's love to this sinful and broken world, that unity may overcome estrangement, forgiveness to heal guilt, and joy to conquer despair.

Bestow on them the gift and heritage of children, and the grace to bring them up to know you, to love you, and to serve you.

Give them such fulfilment in their affection for each other that they may reach out in love and concern for others.

And Father we thank you for the food that we are about to partake. We ask you to take your place in our tables and be our special guest. As this food nourishes our body and mind, let your Spirit feeds our souls.

This we pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

God our Father, & Lord of all Creation:

We gather here now to celebrate the love and commitment of (bride) & (groom), as they share their first meal together as husband and wife.

We thank You for giving Your Holy blessing today upon their marriage, and ask that You continue to bless them with Your love and mercy throughout their lives together.

Let this be the first of many loving meals shared together with their family and friends, and blessed by Your amazing grace.

And with (bride) & (groom), as we are their family, friends, & loved ones gathered here in Your presence,
we ask for Your Holy blessing upon this meal as together we say:

Bless us, oh Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty; through Christ our Lord, Amen.

O God, the great Creator of this beautiful setting and all that is,
the Lord of life and love,
we give you thanks for all of your goodness:

~ for the abundance of food this evening

~ the abundance of family and friends,

~ the abundance of laughter and love.

We pray that this meal might be a time to nourish our bodies
and nourish strong relationships.

We pray for James and Ashley that the love they share today would flourish and grow.
May they continue in your joy and strength.
May they bless their families as they have been blessed by them.
And may all of us who participate in this celebration,
carry your joy and love with us as we move forward.
For you are the Source and Ground of all being. 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.

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.

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.