Monday, September 1, 2008

A wedding in the Pillars' Household

Our son is now a married man, living 2 hours away from us....all in one day's time. The priest that married them on Saturday asked me to read the following for the couple during their ceremony:

Tobiah arose from bed and said to his wife, "My love, get up. Let us pray and beg our Lord to have mercy on us and to grant us deliverance."
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She got up, and they started to pray and beg that deliverance might be theirs. He began with these words: "Blessed are you, O God of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever. Let the heavens and all your creation praise you forever.
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You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended. You said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.'
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Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble purpose. Call down your mercy on me and on her, and allow us to live together to a happy old age."
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They said together, "Amen, amen,"

Tobit 8:4b-8

We love you both, may you have love, forgiveness, and kindness all your lives together. We ask this in Jesus' name. God bless you and your marriage forever and ever, Amen

3 comments:

Therese said...

congratulations to your son and best wishes to your daughter in law. Many prayers for a long and blessed marriage.

Sarah Reinhard said...

I just love the book of Tobit, and that passage is so wonderful for a wedding! :) Congrats to you all (now go take a nap!) :)

deanna said...

Blessings and Congratulations to you all.