Blessings / Benedictions

(choose one if desired)

  1. Old Apache Blessing (Author unknown)
    Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no loneliness. You are two bodies, but there is one life before you, and one home. You will take each others hand and you’ll turn together to look at the road you traveled to reach this---the hour of your happiness. It stretches behind you and the future lies ahead. A long and winding road, whose every turn means discovery, old hopes, new laughter and shared tears. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years, May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth. The adventure has just begun!
     
  2. Irish Blessing (Traditional)
    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    The rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
    May green be the grass you walk on,
    May blue be the skies above you,
    May pure be the joys that surround you,
    May true be the hearts that love you
    May God be with you and bless you;
    May you see your children's children.
    May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings,
    May you know nothing but happiness
    From this day forward.
     
  3. This Day
    May this day shine eternally in your lives.
    May it add brilliance to every achievement
    and cast a divine light over any misfortune.
    May you care for each other in all sadness.
    May you give cheer to each other.
    May you give vitality to each other in all undertakings.
    May all that is virtuous, beautiful and honest, remain with you always.
     
  4. The Lord Bless You And Keep You
    The Lord bless you and keep you both. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious upon you. The Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace, happiness, and joy, at this moment, throughout your married life, and forevermore. Amen.
     
  5. Trinity Blessing
    May God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, bless, preserve, and keep you; may His favor be upon you; and fill you with every spiritual blessing and grace, that you may so live together in this life, that in the world to come you may have life everlasting. Amen.
     
  6. The Lord’s Prayer
    Our Father who art in heaven, hollowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread, and forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen