St Etheldreda's

Roman Catholic Church

Prayer of Engaged Couples

Lord Jesus, look with love upon us as we prepare for our lives together as husband and wife. By your grace and at your invitation we are going to give our lives to each other and to you.

May we cherish this gift of ourselves every day of our lives, never spoiling it by the slightest infidelity. Give us the grace to be united always in love and affection so that we may show our children and the whole world what your own love is like.

May we always bear with each other’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths. Help us to forgive each other’s failings; and give us patience, kindness, and cheerfulness, whatever awaits us in the future.

Through prayer and a spirit of self-sacrifice, may the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing year until at last we gaze on you together in perfect joy.  Amen.

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