Wedding Tips: Litany for a Wedding Ceremony
LITANY FOR A WEDDING
We take delight in our very presence here in soundness of body and mind: for our ability to make decisions and the energy to carry them out.
We remember in this precious moment all those in pain and who suffer strictures in mind or debilitation of limb. For what we have, what we are and what we may become - we are thankful.
We celebrate our common life with friends and family and all the relationships that sustain our humour and support our spirits especially in time of trouble or sadness.
We remember in this timeless moment the lonely and the unloved and those who belong to none, are answerable to none and upon whom none depend. For what we have, what we are and what we may become - we are thankful.
We cherish our work, our responsibilities and the where-with-all that sustains our life-styles: for demands made upon us which bring out the best and opportunities that enliven our imaginations.
We remember in this moment of enchantment the unloved and the purposeless and those whose talents lie undiscovered or remain wasted. For what we have, what we are and what we may become - we are thankful.
We delight on this special day in the security of our families and the protection of reliable affections: in those spaces wherein love and knowledge may mature especially for these two friends -[bride’s name] and [groom’s name].
We remember in this moment those without homes and without hope; those who, despite their efforts, have come by so little and who know anxiety too well. For what we have, what we are and what we may become - we are thankful.
We are privileged to be here in these profound moments beyond ordinary time with these two folk; may their vows rekindle our own and their life together be both a celebration and a yes to all that abides deeply and remains constant: faith, hope and that most robust and forgiving of affections: love.
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