Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Bless this Marriage, O God

Bless this marriage, O God,

as they begin their journey

down the road of life together.

We don’t know what lies ahead

for the road turns and bends.

But help them to make the best of

whatever comes their way.

Help them to hug each other often…

laugh a lot, talk more, and argue less.

Help them to continue to enjoy

each other as they did when they first met.

Help them to realize that nothing nor no one

is perfect and to look for the good in

all things and all people, including themselves.

Help them respect each other’s likes and dislikes,

opinion and beliefs, hopes and dreams and fears

even though they may not always understand them.

Help them to learn from each other

and to help each other to grow

mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Help them to realize that there is design

and purpose in their lives as in the world

and no matter what happens to them

they must hold on to each other and

know that things have a way of working out for the good.

Help them to create for their children a peaceful,

stable home of love as a foundation

on which they can build their lives.

But most of all, dear God, help them to keep lit

the torch of love that they now share in their hearts

so that by their loving example they may

pass on the light of love to their children

and to their children’s  children forever. Amen