Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there are three lives before you: his life, her life and your life together.
Go now to your dwelling place to enter into your days together.
And may all your days be good and long upon the Earth.


  • Our Wedding

    We were married at the Chapel at the Tropicana in 2002 in Las Vegas. The minister there appeared to be an Apache ancestor. He recited this as part of our wedding ceremony. Everyone there loved it. One of our attendees actually presented us with a copy of it framed and it hangs on our wall in our home.

    Beth Nickles 2014-10-31

  • Vows from the Apache

    It will be 46 years on December 20, 2014. I was sharing with a young woman about what was read at our wedding and just for the heck of it looked it up. It is still as meaningful as when they were said for us. And we have spent our days together and been the shelter for one another even when it was tough. Now he is ill. I will take this home for him to remind him of our special day.

    Liz 2014-09-05

  • Non biblical reading

    This is from a film and has no religious relevance, Christian or otherwise. Alas it doesn't need to have, in order to strike meaning...

    Jamie 2014-06-22

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