Father of life and love,
You created us in your image – woman and man.
We rejoice and thank you for the gift of each other.
Sustain us in our love
and lead us to a deeper understanding of your love.
Jesus, we come before you,
seeking your guidance and direction
in our relationship.
In marriage you call and challenge us
to a permanent, exclusive and sacred friendship.
Be our strength and support, therefore,
as we continue this journey together.
Holy Spirit, help us to strive towards a lasting,
honest commitment united in love.
Give us your strength to carry each other
in times of darkness,
your joy in times of happiness,
and your gift of awe in the uniqueness
and sacredness of each other.
May our love be a reflection and
a sign of your love in the world.
Source: Catholic Organization for Life & Family (COLF)