A Wedding Meal Prayer

A Meal Prayer for the Wedding Reception of Leah Shepard and Ben Carey 

Blessed are you, God the Father, for calling us together to witness and celebrate the holy love of Leah and Ben. Blessed are you, God the Son, for joining Leah and Ben together in grace and joy. Blessed are you, God the Holy Spirit, for sending Leah and Ben from this place as a witness of your abundant love. 

Come, O God, and bless this banquet set before us. Give us good food to restore weary bodies, good drink to restore tired spirit, and–above all–good company to restore lonely hearts. Keep us mindful of those who go without food, drink, or company, for where charity and love dwell, there also are you. 

And now may we, who have feasted on the Bread of Life, be so sealed in your love until that day when we are called together once more around that Table where your saints feast forever in glory. Amen. 

 

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