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We praise you, O God,
we bless you, Creator of all things,
who in the beginning made man and woman
that they might form a communion of life and love.
We also give you thanks
for graciously blessing our family life
so that it might present an image of Christ's union with the Church.
Therefore look with kindness upon
and as you have sustained our communion
amid joys and struggles,
renew our Marriage covenant each day,
increase our charity,
and strengthen in us the bond of peace,
so that we may for ever enjoy your blessing.
Through Christ our Lord
Text adapted from the
English translation of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony © 2013,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights
reserved. This form is not approved for liturgical use.
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