Grand Wedding Foyer
To Love Someone Is To
Renewal Of Marriage Vows
Greetings! We’re Brad and Carly. We were with you in the Meditation Chapel. We’re glad to see you again. We’ve done several of the Guide Couple presentations but we like this one the best. It’s like being a professor who now gets to officiate at his students' graduation. He can be proud of his students' accomplishments.
Marriage is such a private affair between a man and woman. But it also has public/social aspects. As married couples we are called to witness to God’s love for all people by our love for each other. Society’s strength is found in the strength of our marriages.
With that in mind, you may want to invite family and friends to join you in the renewal of your marriage vows. We think it is appropriate for us to meet here in the Grand Wedding Foyer. It is the most public/social room in the Marriage Mansion. It all started here.
What we are asking you to do is to sit close to each other. Then read and reflect with each other on Scripture, Corinthians, Chapter 13
Try to dig deep and comprehend the mind of St. Paul, the true meaning of his beautiful letter to the faithful in Corinth. Then we would ask you to hug each other and let the message, as you heard it, sink in. What is its meaning for you? Do you show this kind of love to each other?
Remember the promise of God the Father: “When you bless them, I myself will come down from Heaven, and I myself will bless them, and they will be blessed!” (Num 6:27) Realize the power you have to bless.
We invite you now to pray – not with faith in yourself, but faith in the promise of God – that He will bless us as we bless each other. Take turns reading the blessing and following the instructions.
Blessing Each Other
When both have received the other’s blessing, take a few moments to whisper thanks to God, and to one another, together.
When you are finished blessing each other, we would like to give you the opportunity to renew your marriage vows. Face each other while you use the form below and the prayer that follows:
RENEWAL OF OUR MARRIAGE VOWS
I promise you my love for today and tomorrow;
(We suggest that husbands kiss their brides.)
RENEWAL PRAYER FOR A HUSBAND AND WIFE
Keep us, 0 Lord, from pettiness.
Congratulations from all of us here at the Marriage Mansion. It’s been a pleasure and a gift serving you.
Well, it’s about time for you to leave us, so let’s go over to the Motor Car Room. Jarrett and Luanne will give you information that will be very helpful to you for the journey ahead.
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