As God’s own, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, and patience,
forgiving each other as the Lord has forgiven you,
and crown all these things with love,
which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
And now the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you and abide with you
now and forevermore.
The grace of Christ attend you,
the love of God surround you,
the Holy Spirit keep you,
that you may live in faith,
abound in hope,
and grow in love,
both now and forevermore.
And now may the courage of the early morning’s dawning,
the strength of eternal hills, and wide open fields,
the joy of silent streams and gentle wind,
the beauty of flowered gardens and the song of the birds,
the faith of youth be in your heart;
And the love of God that alone can make happiness,
that makes family love flourish with the radiance of great joy,
be with you always.
May the peace of a quiet evening’s ending and of the midnight,
be yours now and forever.
May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
#5 – Irish Wedding Benediction
May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
May the saddest day of your future
Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your hands be forever clasped in friendship
And your hearts joined forever in love.
Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May God’s blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.