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Prayers for Couples

Featured on this page are three prayers for couples. The first prayer is a request to God that the couples marriage would stand strong like a mighty oak tree through the different seasons of life. The second prayer is for those who have recently become engaged, which thanks God for His goodness in their lives. Finally, there is a short prayer for those who have recently found love and romance.

A prayer for married couples

O Lord,

You are Lord over all creation.
Everyday we are surrounded by the miracle of life.
Your creativity bursts across the skies at sunset, it emerges from spring buds that bloom.
Thank you for the beauty of marriage.
Like three streams that merge into one single river, you are journeying with us.
You are the creative, restoring current that runs through our relationship.

May we stand strong in our friendship like a tall oak tree.
May we pull together through the different seasons of our lives so that we become closer.
May we ride out the storms and rest in the fair weather.
May we care for one another, so that we blossom and bloom as individuals.
May we have your vision as we soar above the everyday to glimpse the kingdom of heaven.
May we learn the truth of real beauty as we change and age together.
And may we reflect your love, hope, and truth that you have poured into our union.
Thank you that through your strength and grace we are able to love, care and provide for our loved ones and the wider world.


(a modern prayer for a marriage from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

click here for a contemporary wedding aniversary prayer. The prayer thanks God for marriage and ends as a prayer of rededication to each other.

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

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Prayer for Couples

An inspiring short prayer asking for God's protection, hope and vision for married life together:-

A prayer for engaged couples

Dear Lord,

We are so thrilled to have found each other, and excited to be engaged to be married.
We are so blessed to have discovered a best friend, and feel content by the intimacy and trust we have found together.
We are so thankful to be your children, adopted into your family, and so grateful to be living in your grace.
We feel so privileged to be planning our special wedding day. May it be fill of your truth, hope and love.


(a short prayer for a couple about to marry from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Irish Blessing

"May there always be work for your hands to do" is a blessing suitable for giving to a couple about to be married.

Irish Blessing

read prayers for wedding ceremonies with opening and closing prayers and suggested readings for the service.

prayer for married couples
click here for a prayer for valentine's day

Prayer for couples dating

Father God,

Thank you for the privilege of love, intimacy and friendship.
We come before you and ask that you would be with us in our new relationship.
Help us to know each other more, to understand one another deeply and learn how to support and care for each other.
Come weave a beautiful tapestry of worship and praise into our growing love.
Fill our hearts and minds with your dreams and fill us with excitement about the future.
We seek to reflect you in our relationship, to reveal you to our friends and family and to honour you with our minds and words.

Lord, thank you for bringing us together.


(a prayer for courtship from www.lords-prayer-words.com)