The wedding vows are just one important part ot how a bride and groom communicate their promises to one another. In recent years, finding ways to customize your vows is a perfect way to let your partner know how you feel about them. Here is a look at some contemporary Christian wedding vows to get you motivated.
Wedding Vows #1
We are gathered here today before God, our families, and friends to celebrate the marriage of _______ and _______. We are gathered to rejoice in the gift of love that our Creator shares with us. We affirm today that God who is both the Creator and Sustainer of life desires us to fully experience our humanity. None of us can be an island isolated without need of community with others. We offer praise and thanks to God who has blessed us with the wonder of life, breath, hearts, minds and souls. We rejoice in the realization that we are most alive when we wholeheartedly embrace the gifts that God has given us, especially God’s gift of love in all the ways that gift is bestowed.
Wedding Vows #2
Let us pray. Gracious God, you are always faithful in your love for us. Look mercifully upon _______ and _______, 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.
Wedding Vows #3
An ancient proverb teaches that it will take a community to support this couple. You stand here representing their friends and their families. So, having heard _______ and _______ state their intentions to each other and to God in this Service of Marriage, before God do you pledge to support their union and to strengthen their lives together, to speak the truth to them in love, and with them to seek a life of love for others?
Wedding Vows #4
Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all life, author of salvation, and giver of all grace: Look with favor upon the world you have made and redeemed, and especially, _______ and _______. Give them wisdom and devotion in their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow and a companion in joy. Grant that their wills may be so knit together in your will, and their spirits in your Spirit, that they may grow in love and peace with you and each other all the days of their life. Give them the grace, when they hurt each other, to recognize and confess their fault, and to seek each other’s forgiveness and yours. Make their life together a sign of Christ’s love to this sinful and broken world, that unity may overcome estrangement, forgiveness heal guilt, and joy conquer despair.
Give them each fulfillment of their mutual love that they may reach out in concern for others. Grant that all who have witnessed these vows today may find their lives strengthened, and that all who are in committed relationship to each other may depart with their own promises renewed. Enrich with your grace everyone of us: parents and children, colleagues and friends that, loving and supporting one another, we may serve those in need and be a sign of your kingdom. Grant that the bonds by which all your children are united to one another may be so transformed by your Spirit that your peace and justice may fill the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wedding Vows #5
Now that _______ and _______ have pledged themselves to each other by solemn vows with the joining of hands and the giving and receiving of rings, I announce to you that they are husband and wife, a new family, and life’s partners in the name of God beyond us, God within us, and God between us. Those whom God has joined together, let no one put asunder.
Wedding Vows #6
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.
The grace of Christ attend you, and 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. Amen.
Wedding Vows #7
I (Name) affirm my love to you, (Name) as I invite you to share my life. You are the most beautiful, smart, and generous person I have ever known, and I promise always to respect you and love you. With kindness, unselfishness and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together. I take you (Name) to be my lawful (wife/husband), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health for as long as we both shall live.
Wedding Vows #8
(Name), today I take you for my husband. I promise to love you without reservation, comfort you in times of distress, encourage you to achieve all of your goals, laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind, and spirit, always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
Wedding Vows #9
From this moment, I, (name) take you, (name) as my best friend for life. I pledge to honor, encourage, and support you through our walk together. When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you, so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone. I promise to work at our love and always make you a priority in my life. With every beat of my heart, I will love you. This is my solemn vow.
This video presented by Pastor Leonor discusses how the Ten Commandments play an integral role to your wedding vows and marriage relationship. This is a great approach to experiencing the beauty of God’s law in your loving relationship.
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