increase their faith in you and in each other,
and through them bless your Church."
Holy Father, creator of the universe, maker of man
and woman in your own likeness,
source of blessing for married life,
we humbly pray to you for this woman who today is united with her
husband in this sacrament of marriage.
May your fullest blessing come upon her and her husband so that
they may together rejoice in your gift or married love.
Lord, may they praise you when they are happy and turn to you in their
May they be glad that you help them in their work and know that you are
with them in their need.
May they pray to you in the community of the Church, and be your
witnesses in the world.
May they reach old age in the company of their friends,
and come at last to the kingdom of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Holy Father, you created mankind in
your own image
and made man and woman to be joined as husband and wife in union of body
and so fulfill their mission in this world.
Father, to reveal the plan of your love, you made the union of husband
and wife an image of the covenant
between you and your people. In the fulfillment of this sacrament,
the marriage of Christian man and woman
is a sign of the marriage between Christ and the Church.
Father, stretch out your hand, and bless N., and N.
Lord, grant that as they begin to live this sacrament they may share
with each other the gifts of your love
and become one in heart and mind as witnesses to your presence in their
Help them to create a home together.
Give your blessing to N., your daughter, so that she may be a
good wife and mother,
caring for the home, faithful in love for her husband, generous and
Give your blessing to N., your son, so that he may be a faithful
husband and a good father.
Father, grant as they come together to your table on earth, so they may
one day have the joy of sharing
your feast in heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.