Lord Jesus Christ, we give you thanks and praise for your great acts of love, your passion which overcame sin and death, and your resurrection which overcame the power of the grave, all to make us your own through your redeeming love. Pour out your blessings on Katrina and Ethan that nothing may quench their love since it is empowered by your great love. Bless us also, our friendship, fellowship and conversation, and bless the gifts we are about to receive which you have given us for body and life; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Source: Paul C. Stratman, July 10, 2021, for the wedding of Katrina Stratman and Ethan Miller.
Prayer references the wedding text, Song of Songs 8:6-7.
O dearest Lord Jesus Christ,
you joined a happy couple
at the feast at the wedding of Cana,
and by simply saying, “Fill the jars with water,”
you blessed them with the very best wine.
You revealed your glory,
and your disciples put their faith in you.
Because of your promise
about where two or three gather in your name,
we know you have also joined us today
for the wedding of Renata and Eric.
We pray, in your grace and mercy,
bless them also with your very best.
Reveal your glory to them in Word, Sacrament,
and in the many blessings you give them all their lives.
Always bring them closer to you,
and closer to one another
in the bonds of your love.
Your heavenly Father
is the giver of every good and perfect gift,
and in your name we give him thanks
for the food we are about to receive;
for you live and reign
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and forever.