Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Prayer for the Stark Wedding

Eternal God, creator and preserver of all life, author of 
salvation, and giver of all grace: Look with favor upon the 
world you have made, and for which your Son gave his life, 
and especially upon Nathan and Julie whom you have now 
made into one flesh in Holy Matrimony

 

Grant that their wills may be so knit together in your will, 
and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and one another all the days of their life. 

 

Make their life together a sign of Christ's love to this sinful 
and broken world, that unity may overcome estrangement, 
forgiveness heal guilt, and joy conquer despair

 

As we celebrate this beautiful union and mystical picture of your love for the church, may we, Nathan and Julie’s friends and family enjoy this good food and good drink which you have graciously provided for us.

 

We ask all this in the holy name of Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

shakkahop said...

i pray for moments of clarity like these in my own prayer life.

amen