Blessing of the Hands

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.

These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.


  • Read this at a wedding

    I was asked to do this blessing at my best friends wedding two years ago. Since then so many people have asked when you can do this? Well any time, a wedding, anniversary or even a renewal of vows.

    Kenny Williamson 2017-07-22

  • Celebrating 40 years

    We will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in June. Had I known of this blessing, I would have definitely had someone read it on that day. However, I will surely have someone read it on our anniversary. So beautiful and touching.

    Margaret Halliwell 2017-05-31

  • Cousin of the Bride

    So beautiful and heartwarming!

    patricia parrish 2017-03-17

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