A Wedding Blessing for D and Lea
Christianity is an ancient religion. The ancients understood, better than we do today, how life can be dark and full of terrors — how we need protection against the forces of evil in this world. The ancient way that that protection has been sought and given is through blessing. To live without a blessing is to live unprotected against the darkness. Pray with me, as together we ask God’s blessing over this new couple.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who created all things for His glory.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, our Maker and our Sustainer and our Father.
Father, embrace this couple. Protect them.
Give joy to this bride and this groom all the days of their lives. Be their shield and their very great reward.
Make Derrick a pillar of strength, a living reminder to Lea of your love and your strength and your power. Make him a Husband and a Father like you.
Make Lea a companion of equal strength, a living reminder to Derrick of your grace and your mercy and your provision. Make her a Wife and a Mother like you.
May their laughter and their joy be a blessing to their friends all the days of their lives. Bless them, Father, that they may be a blessing to everyone they meet.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, helper of the helpless and giver of joy to the weak.
Bless us all as we enjoy this foretaste of the Age to Come.
We pray in the name of your Unique and Blessed Son, Jesus your Christ and our Savior. Amen.