Monday, June 2, 2008

The Wedding Prayer

The first Monday of the month is Marriage Monday at Chrysalis. Since June is the most popular month for weddings, the topic this month is Our Wedding Day... even for those of us who didn't get married in June! The guidelines asked us to share anything we wanted about our wedding day, so I am choosing to share the lyrics of a song we had at our wedding. I am happy to say, 22-and-a-half years later, that God has honored our prayer!


The Wedding Prayer

Heavenly Father, hear us as we pray,
here at Thine altar on our wedding day.
Show us the path that thou would'st have us take
Help us to follow Thee and sin forsake.

In thy sight, O God, today
we've come to pledge our love in unity.
Bless the sacred vows we take
and keep us one through all eternity.

Give us strength in sorrow, want or pain,
always steadfast to remain.
And when clouds shall fill our skies of blue,
help our love to see us through.

Oh God, until we reach life's ebbing tide
may we in perfect Love and Peace abide
and when life's sun shall set beyond the hill,
may we go hand in hand together still.

14 comments:

Constance said...

Thanks for sharing that prayer with us. I shared a song that we played at our wedding and when I heard it again after all of these years, it was STILL appropriate! I'm noticing a trend so far, most of us have at least 20 years of marriage to draw from as we are sharing!
Connie

Jana said...

Those are beautiful lyrics! The songs I chose from my wedding still make me cry when I hear them.

Thanks for sharing!

MiPa said...

Beautiful prayer. Thanks for sharing.

e-Mom said...

Touching and so appropriate. What a beautiful prayer. Congratulations on 22 years!

Thanks for joining us for Marriage Monday today, Karla.

Blessings, e-Mom

The Surrendered Scribe said...

That is beautiful! What a great way to participate in this through such touching words.

Living Beyond said...

Beautiful

Found said...

Precious!!
Bless you
sheila

Jennifer in OR said...

Wonderful prayer. Congratulations on 22 years!! I love hearing songs from my wedding, they bring back precious memories.

Connie Marie said...

The song at our wedding was The Lord's Prayer. I love the lyrics of this song.

Peculiar said...

I love that beautiful picture!! And what a precious prayer!

Farrah said...

Beautiful, Karla! :-)

Jerry Turner said...

Me and my wife was married nov 20th 1979 and had this song sung as we knelt at an alter.
I have not heard it sense then and have been trying to find it all these years.Would anyone know where We could find or download this song.
Jerry turner
jwt61@aol.com

Rev. Bob said...

Thank you for the beautiful words, I sang this song at my brother's wedding 51 years ago. Is there another verse to the song. Thank you. bob4644@windstream.net

Elizabeth Opena said...

God truly honors that prayer. My husband and I sang the song on our wedding day 33 years ago. It's priceless ~it still rings in my ears!