Wedding Ceremony


Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Processional

 

Song: _____________________________________________________

 

Greeting:

We are gathered here today in the sight of these witness to join this man _______________and this woman ____________________in Holy matrimony.

 

*Charge:

Do either of you know any reason why you may not be legally married?

“No”

If anyone here knows of a reason why these two may not be legally married, speak now or forever hold your peace.

*Establish Willingness:

Have you both made the decision to marry each other of your own free will?

“Yes”

Do you both have a serious, lifelong intent to love and care for each other?

“Yes”

 

Song: ______________________________________________________

 

Let the Scriptures Witness:

Genesis 2:21-25  So Yahweh God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, Yahweh God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the flesh where it was. Then Yahweh God built up the rib that was taken from the man, making it into a woman. And when God brought her to the man, the man said, “This was the right thing to do. This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She’ll be called woman, because she was taken from man.” (This is why a man leaves his father and mother and stays with his wife, and the two become as one person.) Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they weren’t ashamed of themselves.

Mark 10:6-8 From the beginning of creation God made humanity male and female. And because of this, they’re to leave their parents, and come together in marriage; and the two of them becomes as one body: so that they’re not two anymore, but are as one body. So whoever God has put together, no one should separate.”

I Corinthians 13:4-13 Love forgives much suffering, and is kindhearted; love is never jealous; love doesn’t use force and doesn’t consider one better than the other. Love doesn’t behave poorly, doesn’t try to get one’s own way over another’s, isn’t easily aggravated, and doesn’t blame others wrongly; Love doesn’t approve of sin, but of the truth; and takes responsibility in everything. Love believes everything, hopes for everything, lasts through everything. Love lasts forever… And now these three are what will really last: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

These rings are a visible sign of the emotional and spiritual bond that unites these two hearts in a never-ending love.

 

Blessing of the Rings:

Join me in prayer: Christ Jesus, we gather here today in the company of these witnesses to unite these two in holy matrimony, a covenant established by You and witnessed by the church.  We ask in Your name a blessing on these rings to always remind this couple of their promise of unending love to each other.  We pray that they will hold this commitment in their heart always and will look on these rings as a symbol of that promise.  We ask these things in Your Name, So be it!

 

*Husband’s Vow:

Do you _____________________ promise to love and take care of _______________________, only ______________________ and no other, for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, for as long as both of you live and until separated by death?

“I do.”

Repeat after me: I _________________________ give this ring as a symbol of my unending love for you, ___________________________________.

*Wife’s Vow:

Do you _____________________ promise to love and take care of _______________________, only ______________________ and no other, for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, for as long as both of you live and until separated by death?

“I do.”

Repeat after me: I, _________________________ give this ring as a symbol of my unending love for you, ___________________________________.

 

Song and lighting of candles:___________________________________________________________

Join me in Prayer: Christ Jesus, We thank you for the gracious blessings you have bestowed on us today as we participate in and witness this marriage ceremony.  We ask that You strengthen this marriage with the three-fold bond of husband, wife, and God, who holds all accountable.  We ask that you lead and guide them as they walk this road of life together and seek with all their hearts to keep this covenant of marriage.  We ask that You charge these witnesses here today to help this couple build a strong foundation of marriage through their prayers and words of encouragement.  And if anyone should dare to try to destroy this marriage, we ask that You send a just and quick punishment for their evil and sinful intent.  We ask all these things in Your Name, So be it!

By the powers vested in me, in the name of Yahweh God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife. You may kiss your bride.

Sex, Lies, and Christian Women: A Treatise on Sexuality

 

About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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