The Wedding Ceremony by Jeff Strite

The Wedding Ceremony
Jeff Strite

PRAYER

We have come together today to exchange pledges of love and faithfulness in the sight of God. This is an outward expression of your love for each other and your desire to please God in your commitment.

Jesus Christ reminded us that in the beginning, the Creator made us male and female, and said ''For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.

God loved us - and He created us to love others. Our lives find completion only as we love and are loved in return. Together, we can become what we could never be separately. Marriage is of God.
Lurlene Landis and Larry Tabler - you have come together today desiring to be united in a very sacred relationship.

Larry (Last name), do you now, before God and these witnesses, promise to take Lurlene as your wife, to make a home where she will be loved and cared for as long as God grants her life? If so answer: ''I do''

Lurlene (Last Name), do you now, before God and these witnesses, promise to take Larry as your husband, to make a home where he will be loved and cared for as long as God grants him life? If so answer: ''I do''

(EXHORTATION)

The ceremony in which you come to be united is the 1st and oldest ceremony in the world, celebrated in the beginning in the presence of God Himself. Marriage is a gift of God, given to comfort the sorrows of life and magnify its joys.
Marriage is the clasping of hands,
the blending of hearts,
the union of 2 lives as one.

Your marriage must stand, not by the authority of the State, nor by the seal of your wedding certificate, but by the strength of your love and by the power of your faith in each other and in God.

You can have the kind of home your really desire if you recognize that God is the source of true romance and love and affection - these are His gifts. Build your home on a spiritual foundation. For, with God in your family, you will have ...


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