(Serving the Amicalola Falls area in the North Georgia Mountains)
Here are some wedding quotes that can be used as a benediction for the couple at the end of the ceremony after they have been declared husband and wife. There are prayers as well as short verses.
The blanks in the sections are to be filled in with the names of the bride and groom. The couple then receives a personalized copy of the wedding ceremony as a keepsake from me after the wedding is over.
Benediction # 1
Let us pray.
Eternal God, without your grace no promise is sure. Strengthen ______ and ______ with patience, kindness, gentleness, and all other gifts of your Spirit, so that they may fulfill the vows they have made to each other. Keep them faithful to each other and to You. Fill them with such love and joy that they may build a home of peace and welcome. Guide them by your word to serve You all their days. Amen.
Benediction # 2
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
And give you peace.
Benediction # 3
And now, as you go forth from this place together, may the blessing of God, your family and friends, attend you and keep you together always in understanding, tenderness and love.
Benediction # 4
As a blessing for ___________ and _________, I read these lines from a Native American Ceremony:
Native American Blessing
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling to enter into the days of your life together,
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
Benediction # 5
As a benediction for this couple, I will now read The Prayer For Protection.
The light of God surrounds you
The love of God enfolds you
The power of God protects you
The presence of god watches over you.
Wherever you are, God is
And all is well.
Please note that as far as wedding quotes for benedictions are concerned, not every ceremony includes one.