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					It with great joy that we have gathered together to witness the union of
______ and____________. These two have come today to be joined in the
blessed state of Holy Matrimony. As humans created in the image of God,
we have a God given capacity to love, in the union of marriage, as two
become one, this capacity to love is given a place to flourish and to
represent the relationship of Christ to His bride, the Church. In a world
that at times seems hopeless, cold and devoid of love, may we be
encouraged today that there is a force called love, a force that can
overcome all obstacles, a force that is enduring and full of hope. This
force called love comes from our Heavenly Father, and that is who we
trusting today as we witness the joining of _______ and______ in
marriage. Would you now bow your heads with me as we ask the source and
giver of love to bless this union.
Prayer

Do you _____ take _____ to be your wife for the rest of your living days.
Through sickness and health, poverty or wealth or any adversity that may
come your way. Additionally, do you promise to comfort, love, and provide
for ______ to best of your ability throughout this life.

Do you ______take ____ to be your husband for the rest of your living
days. Through sickness and health, poverty or wealth or any adversity
that may come your way. Additionally, do you promise to comfort,
encourage, be a true helper and reverence _______throughout this life.

As the circle of the ring is unbroken, may the love of ____ and ______ be
unbroken.

Repeat after me, with this ring I pledge my love and all that I am to you
until death do us part.

Repeat for bride.

It is my pleasure now to present unto you Mr. and Mrs. _____. What God
hath joined together, let no man put asunder. You may kiss the bride.

				
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