It’s such a blessing to be able to celebrate the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman.
The dress shopping, cake tastings, reception decor, and all of the many other details pale in comparison to the actual moment they say ‘I do.’
Honoring your friend with a prayer over their special day is priceless. As we lift them up on their wedding day, we should pray for things to run smoothly. We all know how stressful it is just to plan a wedding.
However, nerves are on edge when the actual day arrives as many things could go wrong.
Aside from praying over the ceremonial side of things, we need to also pray over our friend and her new spouse as they begin a new life together.
Wedding Day Prayer For a Friend (1)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the blessing of having (name) as a friend and for allowing me to share in the happiness of their wedding. Finding true love is a gift from you, which unites two hearts and two souls.
As they prepare for their wedding day, please place your hand upon the bride and groom.
Bathe their minds and hearts in your abundant peace over the many details that go into the planning. Help them to remember that although something could go wrong, it’s okay.
Please allow everything to go smoothly on their special day and through the days leading up to it.
Don’t let stress and protection rob them of joy. If there are details they have overlooked for the wedding, please reveal those things to them.
Any challenges that come up, please cover them with your mighty power to overcome.
Watch over and protect those who are traveling to attend the wedding. I pray for travel mercy over each traveler.
Please cover the ceremony and everyone in attendance with your protection.
Lord, as this couple joins hands and says their vows, help them to realize these vows are sacred as they come before you to promise themselves to one another.
May their home be full of the Holy Spirit and your presence reign over every room. Help them to come together daily to worship you and pray together to you.
Let them be ambassadors of your gospel everywhere they go.
Make them role models for other couples. Help others to see you in them and their marriage. May they be filled with your Spirit submitting to one another and you. Place in them a passion for serving each other faithfully.
As they begin a family, may they raise their children to come to know you and follow you. Let their children reflect Christ in their own lives.
Father, we are filled with joy on this wedding day of my sweet friend. Grant them true lifelong love and temper their hearts with humility, kindness, and devotion.
Hold their hands tightly and walk with them through each day of their new lives together.
I pray these things in your most heavenly and holy name Father, Amen.
Wedding Day Prayer For a Friend (2)
“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18-24
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
I lift up my friend to you and pray that you will give them the power to love and honor their spouse just as you love and cherish each of us.
Help them to honor and respect one another and keep you at the center of their marriage.
Give them guidance and wisdom as they begin their new life together.
May their marriage glorify you, dear Lord.
For I pray these things in your holy name – Amen.