Opening Prayers for Wedding Invocation

Tips and Samples for Your Christian Wedding Invocation

Opening Prayer for Wedding Invocation
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Prayer is an essential ingredient to any worship experience and a fitting way to open your wedding service. In a Christian wedding ceremony, the opening prayer or wedding invocation typically includes thanksgiving and a call for God's presence and blessing to be upon the service which is about to begin.

Sample Opening Prayers for a Christian Wedding Invocation

Here are samples of opening wedding prayers.

You may use them just as they are, or you may wish to modify them and create your own custom prayer together with the minister performing your ceremony.

Opening Prayer #1

Our Father, love has been your richest and greatest gift to the world. Love between a man and woman which matures into marriage is one of your most beautiful types of loves. Today we celebrate that love. May your blessing be on this wedding service. Protect, guide, and bless ___ and ___ in their marriage. Surround them and us with your love now and always. Amen.

Opening Prayer #2

Heavenly Father, ___ and ___ are now about to vow their unending loyalty to each other. We ask you to accept the shared treasure of their life together, which they now create and offer to you. Grant them everything they need, that they may increase in their knowledge of you throughout their life together. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Opening Prayer #3

Thank you, God, for the beautiful bond of love that exists between ___ and ___.

Thank you for this wedding ceremony with family, friends and loved ones. We are grateful for your presence with us here today and for your divine blessing on this holy event, the marriage day of ___ and ___. Amen.

Opening Prayer #4

God, for the joy of this occasion we thank you. For the significance of this wedding day we thank you.

For this important moment in an ever growing relationship, we thank you. For your presence here and now and for your presence at all times, we thank you. In Jesus Christ's holy name. Amen.

Opening Prayer #5

Family, friends, and love ones, let us pray together. Gracious Father God, we give you thanks for your gift of enduring love and your presence here with us now as we witness the vows of marriage between ____ and ____. We ask you to bless this couple in their union and throughout their life together as husband and wife. Keep and guide them from this day forward. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.