you have created us in love and saved us in mercy,
and through the bond of marriage
you have established the family
and willed that it should become
a sign of Christ's love for his Church.
Shower your blessings on this family
gathered here in your name.
Enable those who are joined by one love
to support one another
by their fervor of spirit and devotion to prayer.
Make them responsive to the needs of others
and witnesses to the faith in all they say and do.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.