Prayer For Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
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.
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.
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.
We thank You for providing for us, we ask that You bless this food, and bless those who have worked to prepare it. Thank You for being in our midst, for allowing us to enjoy good fellowship, and for being the perfect example of love. Just as this meal nourishes us and makes us healthy, we ask that You will give this couple a long and healthy life together.
Wedding Prayers and Blessings
Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank you for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow, for the health, the work, the food, and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of the earth. .
Thank you for this happy celebration of your most amazing gift, the gift of love
Thank you for friends and family
Thank you for bringing us all together for this weekend to celebrate this couple
Thank you for Ian and Sarah, and bless them as they stand on the threshold of a new part of their journey in this life.
Let them lean in to their love of you, of each other, and let this big crazy family gathered stand to bolster them in their life together, now and always.
Let us remember to slow down in these days, take a breath, and take in the sheer joy and love that surrounds us, surrounds Ian and Sarah. Let remember to soak in the tiny moments for they are fleeting.
Thank you for this meal and please bless it for our use. Bless those who helped prepare it and those who made this evening possible.
Dear Lord thank you for this life, this big family, this joyous time and this meal.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Lord God, Creator of the universe 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 our wonderful meal, and bless the happy couple for a wonderful life together.
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.