Wedding Blessings

The Seven Blessings

From "The New Jewish Wedding" By Anita Diamant

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, expressing our appreciation for this wine, symbol and aid of our rejoicing.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, realizing that each separate moment and every distinct object points to and shares in this oneness.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, recognizing and appreciating the blessing of being human.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, realizing the special gift of awareness that permits us to perceive this unity and the wonder we experience as a man and a woman joined to live together.

May rejoicing resound throughout the world as the homeless are given homes, persecution and oppression cease, and all people learn to live in peace with each other and in harmony with their environment.

From the Divine, source of all energy, we call forth an abundance of love to envelop this couple. May they be for each other lovers and friends, and may their love partake of the same innocence, purity, and sense of discovery that we imagine the first couple to have experienced.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, and we highlight today joy and gladness, bridegroom and bride, delight and cheer, love and harmony, peace and companionship. May we all witness the day when the dominant sounds through the world will be these sounds of happiness, the voices of lovers, the sounds of feasting and singing.

Praised is love; blessed be this marriage. May the bride and bridegroom rejoice together.

An Irish Blessing

May green be the grass you walk on May blue be the skies above you May pure be the joys that surround you May true be the hearts that love you

Another Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your home, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And the light of friendship guide your paths together, And until we meet again, May you see your children's children. May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward. May green be the grass you walk on. May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you. And when eternity (can use God here) beckons, at the end of a life heaped high with love, May you know the hand of a friend was always near. And, today, may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts.