The prayers at your wedding can be led by either the minister or a family friend. Some Christian friends or family members like to write their own prayers for the couple. Here are the written prayers that can be used:
Faithful God, holy and eternal, source of life and spring of love, we thank you for bringing N and N to this day, and we pray for them.
May their marriage be life-giving an life-long, enriched by your presence and strengthened by your grace; may they bring comfort and confidence to each other in faithfulness and trust.
May the hospitality of their home bring refreshment and joy to all around them; may their love overflow to neighbours in need and embrace those in distress.
May they discern in your word, order and purpose for their lives; and may the power of your Holy Spirit lead them in truth and defend them in adversity.
May they nurture their family with devotion, see their children grow in body, mind and spirit and come at last to the end of their lives with hearts content and in joyful anticipation of heaven.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord
The leader of the prayers or minister will then lead the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer (usually the traditional version). If you would like the modern version, then it is best to put the words for this in the order of service.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.