God of Love, bless this marriage and open our hearts and minds to hear your word as we read from Colossians, chapter 3, verses 12-14… So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Amen
Below is a list of wedding prayer examples. For the first part of the list, examples 1-7, see Examples of the Wedding Prayer.
The wedding prayer is said near the end of the wedding ceremony and is usually a prayer over the new marriage and may include a blessing, scripture or poetry.
Officiant: Dear God we are grateful and joyous as you pour out your abundant blessings on this loving couple and their newly formed marriage. We pray that ____________ and ____________ will honor their vows and promises made here today and we remember the line of beautiful scripture that tells us, There is faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Amen
Officiant: God blesses you with happiness, prosperity and gives you peace. May your love for each other become deeper and more blissful as you carry onward in your sacred journey of married life. May you draw forth, each from the other, the highest and the best. May you be open and receptive to divine inspiration and guidance. May you express poise, patience and understanding with each other. May your lives blend together in harmony and joy and may your days be good and long upon the earth. Amen.