O God, You have created man and woman in Your own image.
Bless this chosen man and woman whom You have joined through the sacrament of marriage.
Open their hearts and minds to receive Your great gift of love.
Let this love they have for each other grow, as they cherish You and each other, so that they reflect Your covenant love, revealed in Your son.
Make this couple a stable family unit, faithful to You and to each other.
Gift this holy marriage with children as a special sign of Your love.
Keep this couple ever mindful of Your constant love and their call to share it by training their children in Your loving ways.
Help them to see beyond the bonds of their marriage, caring for all of Your creation.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.