Pastor -- ________, will you now speak your marriage vow to your wife, ________?
Groom -- My ________, I have prayed for you as my wife and as God has truly answered my prayers, I praise and thank Him for His faithfulness for I have delighted in knowing you and loving you. I look forward to being your Christian husband for as long as we both shall live. I will love you as Christ loved the church and died for her. I will love you during the good times and the difficult times for we know the Lord is our Savior and our guide. You shall always be my bride and I give myself to you this day. I love you, ________.
Pastor -- And ________, will you now speak your marriage vow to your husband, ________?
Bride -- Dear ________, I thank God for a man such as you, strong in the faith of the Lord, loving the Word, I know that it has been the will of God to bring us together to this day and I praise God for His goodness to me in bringing you to my side. I will love you and will submit to you as to the Lord. I give myself to you this day, I love you, ________.
Pastor to Groom -- ________, do you have a ring for ________?
Groom -- Yes, I do.
Pastor -- This ring is a circle symbolizing the never ending love that you have pledged to ________. Would you place the ring at this time on her third finger, left hand, and repeat after me? As a pledge and in token of the vows we have made, with this ring I thee wed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Pastor to Bride -- ________, do you have a ring for ________?
Bride -- Yes, I do.
Pastor -- This ring is a circle symbolizing the never-ending love that you have pledged to ________, would you place the ring at the time on the third finger of his left hand and repeat after me? As a pledge and in token of the vows we have made, with this ring I thee wed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Dedication of Marriage to the Lord
Pastor -- You have exchanged your wedding vows and we come to the second part of this marriage cere-mony and that is the dedication of your marriage and your newly formed family to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Man -- Your mother and I have taught you from the beginning of your life about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love for you, His death and His resurrection. We have instructed you in His Word and we know that you have given your life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Woman -- I know your parents as God fearing, Christ loving people. I know they have taught you of Christ's Word and I know your testimony of your own salvation and love for the Lord Jesus Christ. A marriage is more than a union between two people, a man and a woman, who love each other, but it is also a union of two families, the bride's family and the groom's family, and your marriage establishes a relationship between the two families.
Parent -- We welcome you, ________, into our family and ________'s family welcomes you, ________, into their family. And because we are all part of the family of God through the Lord Jesus Christ, I am asking you now to dedicate your marriage and your future to the Lord. Will you please repeat after me this vow:
Groom -- I do dedicate my marriage to ________ to the Lord Jesus Christ and I will raise my children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord according to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ... in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Benediction - Pastor
Pastor -- As ________ and ________ have consented together in holy wedlock and witnessed it be-fore God and this congregation and have vowed their love to each other and dedicated their marriage to the Lord Jesus Christ, I now pronounce that they are man and wife, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Pastor -- Would you like to kiss your bride?
I am very happy to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. ________.