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1 Corinthians - Abridged

13: 2, 4-8, 13

 

 . . . if I have all faith so as to move mountains,

but do not have love, I am nothing. . . .

Love is patient, love is kind.

It is not jealous, love is not pompous,

it is not inflated, it is not rude,

it does not seek its own interests,

it is not quick-tempered,

it does not brood over injury,

it does not rejoice over wrongdoing

but rejoices with the truth.

It bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. . . .

So faith, hope, love remain, these three;

but the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians

13: 1-13

 

If I speak in human and angelic tongues,

but do not have love,

I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. 

And if I have the gift of prophecy,

and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;

if I have all faith so as to move mountains,

but do not have love, I am nothing. 

If I give away everything I own,

and if I hand my body over so that I may boast,

but do not have love, I gain nothing.

 

Love is patient, love is kind.

It is not jealous, love is not pompous,

it is not inflated, it is not rude,

it does not seek its own interests,

it is not quick-tempered,

it does not brood over injury,

it does not rejoice over wrongdoing

but rejoices with the truth.

It bears all things, believes all things,

hopes all things, endures all things.

 

Love never fails.

If there are prophecies,

they will be brought to nothing;

if tongues, they will cease;

if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.

For we know partially and we prophesy partially,

but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.

When I was a child, I used to talk as a child,

think as a child, reason as a child;

when I became a man,

I put aside childish things.

At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,

but then face to face.

At present I know partially;

then I shall know fully as I am fully known.

So faith, hope, love remain, these three;

but the greatest of these is love.

Scottish Wedding Prayer

Unknown Author

 

Lord help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us.  Help us work that love into practical things so that nothing can divide us.  We ask for words both kind and loving and hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive.  Dear Lord, we put our marriage into your hands.

Marriage Prayer

Unknown Author

 

Father in heaven, You ordained marriage for your children, and you gave us love.  We present to You ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, who come this day to be married.  May the covenant of love they make be blessed with true devotion and spiritual commitment.  We ask that You, God, will give them the ability to keep the covenant they have made.  When selfishness shows itself, grant generosity; when mistrust is a temptation, give moral strength; when there is misunderstanding, give patience and gentleness; if suffering becomes a part of their lives, give them a strong faith and an abiding love.  Amen.

Wedding Gifts

Katherine Murphy

 

Grant us O Lord, the gift of words,

kind and loving words that communicate

and encourage, words of wisdom from you.

 

Grant us O Lord, the gift of attention,

rapt listening to the needs of one another

and the casting aside of all focus on ourselves.

 

Grant us O Lord, the gift of acceptance,

the ability to recognize our differences and

see in one another the unique person you created.

 

Grant us O Lord, the gift of patience, not only

with each other as we grow and change but to

know that all good things come in your time.

 

Grant us O Lord, the greatest of all the gifts,

Love – on this day and always – as we join together

in the sacred union of marriage.

Song of Songs

8: 6-7

 

True Love

 

Set me as a seal on your heart,

as a seal on your arm;

For stern as death is love,

relentless as the nether world is devotion;

its flames are a blazing fire.

Deep waters cannot quench love,

nor floods sweep it away.

Were one to offer all he owns to purchase love,

he would be roundly mocked.

Cherokee Prayer

Unknown Author

 

God in heaven above please protect the ones we love.

We honor all you created as we pledge our hearts and lives together.

We honor mother earth and ask that our marriage be abundant and grow

stronger through the seasons;

We honor fire and ask that our union be warm and glowing

with love in our hearts;

We honor wind and ask that we sail through life safe and calm as

in our father’s arms;

We honor water to clean and soothe our relationship,

that it may never thirst for love.

With all the forces of the universe you created, we pray for harmony and

true happiness as we forever grow younger together.

Wedding Prayer

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Lord, behold our family

here assembled.

We thank you for this place

in which we dwell,

for the love that unites us,

for the peace accorded us this day,

for the hope with which

we expect the morrow,

for the health, the work,

the food, and the bright skies

that make our lives delightful;

for our friends

in all parts of the earth.

The Prayer

Saint Francis of Assisi

 

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let us sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is discord, union;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

Where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that we may not so much seek

To be consoled as to console,

To be understood as to understand,

To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Amen.

Song of Songs

2: 8, 10-14, 16-17

 

The voice of my beloved!

    Behold, he comes,

leaping over the mountains,

    bounding over the hills.

 

My beloved speaks and says to me:

“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,

    and come away,

 for behold, the winter is past;

    the rain is over and gone.

The flowers appear on the earth,

    the time of singing has come,

and the voice of the turtledove

    is heard in our land.

The fig tree ripens its figs,

    and the vines are in blossom;

    they give forth fragrance.

Arise, my love, my beautiful one,

    and come away.

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,

    in the crannies of the cliff,

let me see your face,

    let me hear your voice,

for your voice is sweet,

    and your face is lovely...”

 

My beloved is mine, and I am his;

    he grazes among the lilies.

Until the day breathes

    and the shadows flee...

Colossians

3: 12-17

 

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,

Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,

humility, gentleness and patience.

Bear with each other and forgive one another

if any of you has a grievance against someone.

Forgive as the lord forgave you.

And over all these virtues put on love,

Which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,

Since as members of one body you were called to peach.

And be thankful.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly

as you teach and admonish one another will all wisdom

Through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit,

Singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,

do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,

giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Ruth

1: 16-17

 

And Ruth said:

“Intreat me not to leave thee,

or to return from following after thee:

For whither thou goest, I will go,

And where thou lodgest, I will lodge.

Thy people shall be my people, And thy God my God.

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried:

The Lord do so to me, and more also,

If ought but death part thee and me.”

Psalms

32: 8

 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Ecclesiastes

4: 9-12

 

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. 

But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. 

Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; 

but how can one be warm alone? 

Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. 

And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

John

15: 9-12

 

Jesus said to his disciples:

"As the Father as loved me, so I have loved you.

Remain in my love.

If you keep my commandments

you will remain in my love,

just as I have kept my Father's commandments

and remain in his love.

I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you

and your joy may be complete.

This is my commandment:

love one another as I have loved you."

I Asked God

John Raine

 

I asked God for a flower, he gave me a bouquet

I asked God for a minute, he gave me a day

I asked God for true love, he gave me that too

I asked for an angel and he gave me you.

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