Benediction Prayer

May your days and years to come be filled with the kind of integrity and joy, that will enable you to live through those times ahead which may be tough.
And may your affection for each other grow, thus enriching and strengthening all of us.

Blessed are you, God, Creator of the Universe. Grant the love which unites __________ and __________ may grow in abiding happiness. May there be peace in their home, quietness and confidence in their hearts. May they be sustained in their love by finding a place in their hearts for all people in this world.

Go now in peace in love, and may these things touch your hearts, and be with you through the days of your life together.

May the blessing that rests upon all who love, rest also upon you, and fill you with all spiritual grace. May the bond that unites you ever be strengthened. May you so love and work together in the days that are to come, that your lives will be enriched and ennobled by a true and deepening union of mind and heart.

This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

If any person is in Christ, that person is a new creation; the old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and whoever loves is born of God and knows God.

Whom, therefore, God has joined together, let no one put asunder.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace, both now and forever. Amen.

The bride and groom kiss.