By Melissa Henderson, Crosswalk.com
Excitement begins. An engagement announcement. A beautiful wedding. A new life together. A marriage built on a foundation beginning with God. What a wonderful opportunity to offer prayers for newlyweds. Whether the wedding ceremony is filled with many guests or just a few, prayers before, during, and after the wedding are opportunities to help the couple begin a faith-filled life together. Prayers for newlyweds can help begin a firm foundation for the marriage. Creating a life together built on faith and love for the Lord can bring a couple closer together and give them the opportunity to share God’s love with others.
15 Wedding Prayers for the Bride and Groom
Father, thank You for the union of these two people. Guide their lives according to Your plan. Amen.
Dear God, please cover this couple with Your hedge of protection. Amen.
Heavenly Father, help me to be a good role model for the newlyweds. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Lord, give the newlyweds patience, compassion, and understanding in this new phase of life. Remind them of Your love and mercy. Thank You, Amen.
Father, calm any nervousness and take away any anxiety the newlyweds may experience. Remind them to lean on You in all moments. Amen.
God, as these two people prepare to wed, help them to know the love of the Father. Amen.
Father, please show the bride and groom how to love each other in happy times and in stressful times. Remind them of the promises made in their new covenant with each other. Amen.
Dear Father, help each person to welcome the bride and groom into their new extended family. May we show love and kindness in all words and actions. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Abba Father, thank You for the newlyweds. May their love grow strong and their faith strengthens each day. Amen.
Dear Lord, as these two people come together in marriage, remind them of Your love and the love of family and friends. Thank You, Amen.
Father, if there are any nervous moments for the bride and groom, please cover the couple with Your peace and comfort. Let them know of the love and support of family and friends. Amen.
God, help the newly married couple to seek You first before making decisions. Amen.
Lord, be with the bride and groom on this wedding day, and every day and night forward. Amen.
Father, bless this bride and groom. May they find joy and love in every moment. Amen.
Dear God, show this couple how to love each other as You love them. Thank You, Amen.
Lord, thank You for bringing these two people together in love and marriage. Amen.
15 Daily Prayers for Married Couples
Father, thank You for love. Show married couples how to handle stressful times and difficulties with faith, love, and Your hope. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
God, thank You for married couples who mentor other couples. Thank You for giving the mentors the words to help strengthen marriages. Amen.
Lord, in joyful times and in times of sorrow, be with all married couples. Remind them of Your love and mercy. Remind them that they are not alone. You are always with them. Amen.
Father, help each married couple to show love and compassion in every situation. Amen.
Abba, please remind couples who have been married for many years that their love is still strong, and You have never left their union. Thank You. Amen.
Heavenly Father, help each married couple to be able to share their feelings. Help each person in the marriage to have patience, wisdom, discernment, and revelation before they speak. Amen.
God, bless each married couple. Remind them of the love You have for them and the love they have for each other. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Father, help each married couple to begin the day by giving thanks to You. Remind each person of the covenant of marriage and the love they feel for each other. Amen.
Lord, thank You for married couples. Thank You for the laughter and love You provide in special moments. Amen.
Father, we lift up all married couples to You. We pray for them to have good health, happiness, a strong faith, and to remember the love You have for each person. Amen.
Heavenly Father, let each couple place You first in their marriage. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
God, please place Your protection over every married couple. Amen.
Father, thank You for the ability to pray for married couples. Help us to bring them to You in prayer every day. Amen.
Lord, help us to go to You in prayer every day. Make our marriage strong and filled with faith. Let us rely only on You and Your will for our lives. Thank You, Father, Amen.
Dear God, thank You for my spouse. Thank You for the love and commitment we share. Amen.
5 Prayers for the Families of Newlyweds
Father, please help us to respect the privacy of this newly married couple. Hold our tongues when we may want to offer opinions. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
God, bless the commitment of the newlyweds and the bond that is now formed between families. Help us to show love to each person. Amen.
Lord, thank You for the love between these two newlyweds. Continue to grow their love and faith. Help our family to show respect for this couple. Amen.
Father, as families blend together, guide us to know how to show Your love and glory to each person. Amen.
Lord, thank You for the opportunity to learn more about the families of these newlyweds. May we be gracious and welcoming to each person. Amen.
Best Bible Verses for Newlyweds
There are numerous verses for newlyweds in Scripture. Whether a couple is newly married or has been married for many years, God’s Word is important and everlasting.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35 NIV).
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV).
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2 NIV).
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Mark 10:9 NIV).
Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for many years, having God at the center of the marriage is vital. With a strong foundation in faith, each moment can be met with hope. There will be wonderful times, precious memories created, and the opportunity of sharing God’s love with others. There may also be times of worry, concerns, stress, and sorrow. Beginning the marriage with God at the center allows newlyweds to have a firm foundation. The love of God and the commitment in marriage give each person the ability to share the message of the Gospel through their words and actions.
My husband and I have been married for over 42 years and we still learn new things about each other. We have journeyed through many joys and many sorrows. Yet, knowing God is with us in our marriage brings hope and joy.
God created us to further His kingdom. Newlyweds have wonderful opportunities to share His love with others.
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