Pastor -- _________, will you now speak your marriage vow
to your wife, __________?
Groom -- My ___________, I have prayed for you as my wife
and as God has truly answered my prayers, I praise and thank Him for His faithfulness for
I have delighted in knowing you and loving you. I look forward to being your Christian
husband for as long as we both shall live. I will love you as Christ loved the church and
died for her. I will love you during the good times and the difficult times for we know
the Lord is our Savior and our guide. You shall always be my bride and I give myself to
you this day. I love you, ___________.
Pastor -- And ___________, will you now speak your marriage
vow to your husband, ___________?
Bride -- Dear ___________, I thank God for a man such as
you, strong in the faith of the Lord, loving the Word, I know that it has been the will of
God to bring us together to this day and I praise God for His goodness to me in bringing
you to my side. I will love you and will submit to you as to the Lord. I give myself to
you this day, I love you, ___________.
Pastor to Groom -- __________, do you have a ring for
Groom -- Yes, I do.
Pastor -- This ring is a circle symbolizing the never
ending love that you have pledged to ___________. Would you place the ring at this time on
her third finger, left hand, and repeat after me? As a pledge and in token of the vows we
have made, with this ring I thee wed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Pastor to Bride -- ____________, do you have a ring for
Bride -- Yes, I do.
Pastor -- This ring is a circle symbolizing the
never-ending love that you have pledged to (Man), would you place the ring at the time on
the third finger of his left hand and repeat after me? As a pledge and in token of the
vows we have made, with this ring I thee wed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Dedication of Marriage to the Lord
Pastor -- You have exchanged your wedding vows and we come
to the second part of this marriage ceremony and that is the dedication of your marriage
and your newly formed family to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Man -- Your mother and I have taught you from the beginning
of your life about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love for you, His death and His
resurrection. We have instructed you in His Word and we know that you have given your life
to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Woman -- I know your parents as God fearing, Christ loving
people. I know they have taught you of Christ's Word and I know your testimony of your own
salvation and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. A marriage is more than a union between two
people, a man and a woman, who love each other, but it is also a union of two families,
the bride's family and the groom's family, and your marriage establishes a relationship
between the two families.
Parent -- We welcome you, __________, into our family and
___________'s family welcomes you, _________, into their family. And because we are all
part of the family of God through the Lord Jesus Christ, I am asking you now to dedicate
your marriage and your future to the Lord. Will you please repeat after me this vow:
Groom -- I do dedicate my marriage to ___________ to the
Lord Jesus Christ and I will raise my children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord
according to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ . . . in the name of the Father, and of
the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Benediction - Pastor
Pastor -- As _________ and ___________ have consented
together in holy wedlock and witnessed it before God and this congregation and have vowed
their love to each other and dedicated their marriage to the Lord Jesus Christ, I now
pronounce that they are man and wife, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Pastor -- Would you like to kiss your bride?
I am very happy to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs.
Uniting the families by Bride and Groom lighting candle
from their candles.