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A Bride’s Prayer to God

You can be both excited and nervous about your upcoming wedding as a bride. You may even feel that isn’t real, now that your long-awaited wedding is about to happen. However, regardless of your emotions, praying to God before your wedding is one of the best things you can do. After all, your wedding is only being made possible by God. (Matthew 19:6)

If your wedding is about to start in a few minutes or hours, here is one of the prayers you can pray:

Heavenly Father, I thank You for making this day possible. I pray for good weather today, and that no heavy rain shall fall during the ceremony. I also pray that things will go smoothly during the ceremony and that no problems or technical difficulties will arise. Give our coordinator the wisdom that they need and the grace to handle the pressure if ever a problem arises. But most of all, whether there are problems or not, remind us that this wedding is not about the program or the reception, but rather about worshiping you as I enter into a marriage covenant with my future husband. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Philippians 4:11-12

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

How do I incorporate God into my wedding?

A wedding is not something that can be separated from your Christian life. Everything in your life, not just your wedding, but also your career, family, relationships, etc., all revolve under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. That means that there is no such thing as “incorporating God” in your wedding. As a Christian, your wedding should be all about God. That is why your goal in everything, including your wedding, should be to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Knowing that your wedding is all about God, here is a simple way to pray for your wedding:

Father in heaven, I pray that You will be glorified in my wedding. Our wedding is not about us, but all about You. Our wedding is an act of worship, where my husband and I become one. I pray that You will use my wedding as a testimony to those who are not yet married, proving how you can orchestrate things in someone’s life and that they don’t have to rush when it comes to marriage, but rather, they should trust You for Your perfect timing. May the magnificence of Your work be glorified in my wedding. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Your wedding should also Christ centered. As you enter into a marriage covenant with your future husband, it is not just between the two of you, but the three of you, including Christ. In Ephesians 5:22-33, the Bible teaches husbands to love their wives, just as Christ loved the church. It also teaches wives to submit to their husbands, just as the church submits to its head, which is Christ. That also foreshadows the church’s union with Jesus when He returns. Despite our filthiness because of our sin, Christ loved us (the church), redeemed us, and gave Himself up for us.

Ephesians 5:22-33

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

 

Revelation 19:7–9

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Revelation 21:1–2

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

One of the things that a wife should do as she enters into a marriage covenant is to submit to her husband. Here is a guide to pray for this:

Heavenly Father, You have commanded us, as wives, to submit to our husbands, just as the church submits to Christ, who is its head. Give me the grace to always submit to my beloved husband, so that I shall always respect and honor him as the head of our family. Help me to always deny myself and be selfless. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

How do you thank God on your wedding day?

You thank God by acknowledging that everything in your wedding was because of Him. Even if it is a simple one, weddings still cost some money. You have to buy or rent a wedding gown or a suit, provide food for the guests, and then there is the honeymoon. Of course, you can choose to have a very simple wedding. Weddings are about entering into a covenant, not extravagance or showing off. But still, it does not change the fact that there are things you have to pay for. That is where God’s provision comes, one thing you can thank God for. You can also thank God for the wonderful weather for your wedding and that your loved ones were able to attend. Most of all, you can thank God for making your wedding possible. As mentioned above, your wedding is a byproduct of God’s work. A lot of things could have happened, if not for God’s guidance.

Proverbs 18:22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

Genesis 2:18,23-24

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Mark 10:6-9

6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

 Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.

 

Here is one prayer to thank God on your wedding day:

Heavenly Father, I thank You for everything You have done for us as we prepared for this wedding. I thank You for providing the things that we needed for our wedding. Even if my wedding is simple, I am content and grateful to You, Father. It is not about the extravagance, but about the moment where my future husband and I enter into a covenant. Thank You for keeping my loved ones safe as they traveled to our wedding ceremony. I thank You for Your grace and mercy, which has always been at work in my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

What is a wedding prayer?

A wedding prayer is basically anything that can be prayed for you and your partner during the wedding. You and your partner could also be the ones to offer these prayers. You can pray for the ceremony and all the other elements of your wedding. But ultimately, it is about the groom and the bride entering a marriage covenant.

You can pray or be prayed for at any time during a wedding, whether it is before the wedding, before the vows, or after the ceremony as husband and wife. Many things can be prayed for at a wedding. You can pray that Christ shall always be at the center of your marriage. You can also pray that you and your spouse will experience God more and His presence where there is fullness of joy. You can also pray that as a couple, both of you will continue to be the salt and light, do ministry, and make disciples, given that both of you can achieve more things together.

Psalm 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Matthew 5:13-16

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 28:19-20

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Here is a prayer you can pray together as a couple:

Heavenly Father, we pray that You shall always be glorified and honored in our marriage. We pray that we shall continue to delight in You throughout our marriage. Use both of us for Your kingdom and empower us as we witness to those who don’t yet know Him. Give us the grace we need to raise our future children in Your ways. Help us to set our marriage as a good example, both to the married and single. May we always be selfless, compassionate, kind, forgiving, gentle, and loving towards each other, and may we always exercise Christlikeness. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

A wedding is where a man and a woman enter into a covenant that lasts a lifetime. What you are praying for is not just the wedding day itself but the entire marriage, as two people become one. Praying is a good way to acknowledge and remind yourselves that a wedding is never about you and your partner, but about God.