Hands of the Couple

Please hold each others hands, palms up, looking at them and your partners eyes. So you may the gift that they are to you.

These are the hands of your best friend, strong and vibrant with love, that are holdings yours on your wedding day as they promise to love you all the days of their life.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future, as you laugh and cry, as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes: tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will comfort you in illness, and hold you when fear or grief trouble your spirit.

These are the hands that will tenderly lift your chin and brush your cheek as they raise your face to look into their eyes: eyes that are filled completely with their overwhelming love and desire for you.

These are the hands that will give you support as your spouse encourages you to chase down your dreams.

Together as a team, everything you wish for can be realized.

Let us pray:

God, bless these hands that you see before you this day. May they always be held by one another. Give them the strength to hold on during the storms of stress and the dark of disillusionment.  Keep them tender and gentle as they nurture each other in their wondrous love.  Help these hands to continue building a relationship founded in your grace, rich in caring, and devoted in reaching for your perfection.  May ______  and ______ see their four hands as healer, protector, shelter and guide.  We ask this in your name.  Amen.