This is a blessing prayer I wrote for my brother and his wife, and read on their wedding day. Please feel free to use to bless those you love as well.
For the world: may all creation praise the Lord God in peace, abundance, and the unity of love.
For the Church: may she and all her people be a stronghold of gentle mercy, gracious welcome, and the everlasting, unconditional love of God.
For all married men, especially Jacob: may each be courageous in his commitment to his marriage vow, may he be generous and kind to his spouse, and may he lead his family in strength and love.
For all married women, especially Melissa: may each be courageous in her commitment to her marriage vow, may she honor and respect her spouse, and may she raise her family in wisdom and love.
For our family, both given and chosen; for all of us gathered here to celebrate together today, for those who celebrate with us from far away; and for those who have died and celebrate with us from the loving embrace of God’s arms: may we be a source of love and support for Jacob and Melissa throughout the whole of their marriage.
For Jacob and Melissa: may your marriage be blessed with an abundance of joy; may your life together be filled with the peace that surpasses all understanding; and from this day forth, may you grow in holiness together.