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Wedding dinner prayer

Our priest will not be able to make it to your wedding dinner. My mom has volunteered to do a prayer before the meal but would like an example of a wedding prayer. Does anyone have one they they used or are using? Thanks!

Re: Wedding dinner prayer

  • edited December 2011
    My great aunt nun just freeform did a prayer at ours. At a friends wedding I was asked to do the grace  a few weeks ago and did freeform as well I tried to hit the high points of1. thanks god for all those here including bride and groom who became family today 2. thanks for this food3. asking god for bounty of the table and bounty of blessings for all present Sorry if that is not a formal answer
  • edited December 2011
    I have two that were used at weddings recently, but am not sure if I'll use one myself. I'll post them, but am apologizing in advance for any wonkiness that ensues from the C&P: Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Lord God, we thank you for the union of hearts of our dear [bride and groom] On this special day, their wedding day, heaven sings in triumph, For a new love shall unveil the glory of your name. Dear Father, we sincerely pray that you bless this couple With a love to last forever. In sickness and in health may they find your strength. In doubts and troubles may they see your light. In hurts and failures may they find your pardon.  In loneliness and desperation may they find your joy. May you bless them with a family So blissful, prosperous and ever healthy, And above all, filled with love, faith and hope that is founded on you. For this, we pray O Lord.   Amen
  • edited December 2011
    Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} Blessing for a Marriage James Dillet Freeman   [bride and groom], may your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you. May you need one another, but not out of weakness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you entice one another, but not compel one another. May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back. May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another's presence - no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!
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