Gracious God,

Grant that the courtesies, the thoughtfulness,and the self-giving which already have laid the foundation for our love, build the home which is raised on it.

May we be loyal and engaging companions to each other and may we be loving and wise parents.

In this world where there is much disillusion and disappointment, where love brings delight and also wounding in the fraility of our ways…make us a visible symbol of the love that does not wane when the evening comes but is fresh with each new day.

Bless us this day.

Perfect our imperfect love with the joy that comes from above and may we grow in affirmation of the other.

May the Lord bless us and take care of us.May the Lord be kind and gracious to us. May the Lord look on us with favor and give us peace.

Amen -anonymous