10 Best Traditional Presbyterian Wedding Vows

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Religious traditions are just one way to enrich a wedding ceremony. For a Christian, no matter the denomination, one of the most important aspects to their ceremony is the exchange of the wedding vows. There are many variations that can be used during this moment. Here is a listing to some of the best traditional Presbyterian wedding vows and prayers that can be incorporated in your program.

Example #1

Gracious God,
You are always faithful in Your love for us.
Look mercifully upon (Bride) and (Groom),
who have come seeking your blessing.
Let your Holy Spirit rest upon them
so that with steadfast love
they may honor the promises they make this day,
through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Amen.

Example #2

Gracious God,
You are always faithful in Your love for us.
Look mercifully upon (Bride) and (Groom),
who have come seeking your blessing.
Let your Holy Spirit rest upon them
so that with steadfast love
they may honor the promises they make this day,
through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Amen.

Example #3

(Bride), (Groom) [Names of family members],
do you give your blessing to (Bride) and (Groom),
and promise to do everything in your power to uphold them in their marriage?

The families of the bride and groom answer:

We (I) do.

Example #4

Will all of you witnessing these vows
do everything in your power
to uphold (Bride) and (Groom) in their marriage?

Answer: We will.

Example #5

(Bride) and (Groom)
since it is your intention to marry,
join your right hands,
and with your promises
bind yourselves to each other as husband and wife.

I, (Name), take you, (Name), to be my wife;
and I promise,
before God and these witnesses,
to be your loving and faithful husband;
in plenty and in want;
in joy and in sorrow;
in sickness and in health;
as long as we both shall live.

Example #6

By your blessing, O God,
may these rings be to (Bride) and (Groom) symbols of unending love and faithfulness,
reminding them of the covenant they have made this day,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This ring I give you,
as a sign of our constant faith
and abiding love,
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

Example #7

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.

Example #8

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.

Example #9

I, ________, take thee ________, to be my wedded husband/wife,
and I do promise and covenant, before God and these witnesses,
to be thy loving and faithful wife/husband; in plenty and in want,
in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in
health, as long as we both shall live.

Example #10

I offer you my love and support throughout our lives.
To join with you and to share all that is to come;
The happiness and joy as well as the challenges which life brings.
I promise to be faithful to you; to be open and honest with you.
I will respect, trust, help, and care for you.
I have found in you the one who completes me,
The one that God intended me to be with, my soul-mate.
I will love you and be thankful for the blessing of your love,
As long as we both shall live.

Here is one example of an elegant Presbyterian wedding that took place in this regal setting in Greensboro, NC at the First Presbyterian Church.