Lord, you are most holy and wonderful! You desire for us to live in wholeness and health. You establish families and bless us with love. I lift this precious couple into the warmth and light of your love. Bless them LORD, God. Bless them. In the places where they have hurt each other, give them an abundant supply of grace so that they can heal. Let them be found again and again saying “I am sorry” and “I forgive”. Ease their tension; soften their pain. Open their eyes to a depth of understanding and truth that will become a bond of knowledge; let this bond be a foundational stone. I pray that your mighty protection surround them in such a concrete way that they can feel and experience so that it will be easy for them to internalize the height, depth, width and breadth of your love for them. Protect them Lord, God, from all evil that would seek to destroy. Bless each one with the fulfillment of being the one to say the words that sets the heart of the other free. In the storm, may they find in each other a place for rest. Make your plan for their future shine brightly, and bring them to it, LORD, with all the fruits of your Holy Spirit. Bless them, LORD God, I pray with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. You are the author of all health and well-being, worthy of all our praise and honor. Let it be so, LORD, let it be so. Amen.
(Stained glass from First Presbyterian, Athens, supporting church of The Vine).