The subject matter of the following scriptures is on marriage. For verses on parenting, see “Mother’s Day” or “Father’s Day” in the section on “The Best Scriptures to Use in 31 Worship Services Based on the Church and Secular Calendars” of this reference work.

The following 17 aspects of a worship service have the best scriptures listed for each of them to put into a worship service that is based on “A Wedding Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows.”

Calls to Worship

Prayers of Adoration

Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God

Introductions to Singing

Confessions of Sin

Assurances of God’s Pardon, Declarations of God’s Forgiveness, and Absolutions

Fellowship, Loving One Another, and Passing God’s Peace

Introductions to Scripture Readings

Introductions before Offerings

Prayers of Dedication

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Prayers of Requests

Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving

Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God

Exhortations

Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God

Benedictions and Blessings

Since the following scriptures may contain an incomplete verse and have been removed from their contexts in the Bible, it is up to you to make the final determination if they will properly accomplish the purpose for which you are going to use them. Scriptures that are listed below that are incomplete will have an asterisk after their references.

Since the scriptures that are listed below are meant to be used in worship services, please feel free to copy and paste the ones that you select to use in a service. If you copy and paste a selection of scripture into Microsoft Word that has the word LORD in it and then highlight that scripture and change the size of the font for it, then you will also have to do one of the following two things in order for the letters ORD to be smaller capitals than the letter L. Manually change the letters ORD to a smaller size by highlighting them and changing their font to a smaller size than the rest of the scripture selection. Or make the letters Small caps by: 1) Deleting them. 2) Retyping them as ord and highlighting them. 3) Going to the Font area on the Home tab and clicking on the small arrow in its lower right corner. 4) On the Font tab in the next window, checking the box next to Small caps.

 

The Best Calls to Worship for a Wedding Service
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:1-3, 6-7a*

11 “the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” Jeremiah 33:11a*

1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,” The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: “Amen, Hallelujah!” Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!” Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.) Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.” Revelation 19:1, 4-9

Other Calls to Worship to Consider Using

1 David again brought together all the able young men of Israel—thirty thousand. 2 He and all his men went to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned between the cherubim on the ark. 5 David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals. 14 Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, 15 while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets. 2 Samuel 6:1-2, 5, 14-15

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:1-5

 

The Best Prayers of Adoration and Their Introductions for
a Wedding Service 
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

23 LORD, . . . , there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. 24 You have kept your promise . . . ; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today.” 1 Kings 8:23–24*

“My covenant was with him [Levi], a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.” Malachi 2:5

Other Prayers of Adoration and Their Introductions to Consider Using

5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5-11

 

The Best Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God
and Their Introductions for a Wedding 
Service
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

23 LORD, . . . , there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.” 1 Kings 8:23*

14 LORD, . . . , there is no God like you in heaven or on earth—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.” 2 Chronicles 6:14*

21 Praise be to the LORD, for he showed me the wonders of his love . . . . Psalm 31:21*

28 You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:28-29

“[T]he great and awesome God . . . keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,” Daniel 9:4*

Other Prayers and Acclamations of Praise to God
and Their Introductions to Consider Using

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. 10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57:9-11

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD;

I sing for joy at what your hands have done. How great are your works, LORD, how profound your thoughts! Psalm 92:1-2, 4-5

I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 108:3-5

We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. Song of Songs 1:4c*

 

The Best Introductions to Singing for a Wedding
Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. 17 For you are their glory and strength . . . . Psalm 89:1-2, 15-17

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:2-3

Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy . . . . May the praise of God be in their mouths . . . . Psalm 149:1, 3-6*

Other Introductions to Singing to Consider Using

I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:6

Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:1-5

13 Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. James 5:13cd*

 

The Best Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions for
a Wedding Service 
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

The maximum number of scriptures that are usually listed for a worship service are about 10. But there are many of “The Best Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions” that apply well for a wedding service or a worship service that has the renewal of marriage vows in it, so there are more than this listed below.

16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the LORD, . . . , “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the LORD Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful. Malachi 2:16*

1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14

1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1-2

26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:26-27, 30-32

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. James 1:19-20

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. James 1:26

16 [C]onfess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16a*

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5b*

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8

Other Confessions of Sin and Their Introductions to Consider Using

32 “Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.” Jeremiah 2:32

13 Another thing you do: You flood the LORD’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer looks with favor on your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. 14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the LORD is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. 15 Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. Malachi 2:13-15

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Matthew 18:21-22

29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on . . . ; 30 . . . ; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. 1 Corinthians 7:29-31a*

23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23

Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! James 5:9

 

The Best Assurances of Pardon, Declarations of God’s
Forgiveness, and Absolutions 
for a Wedding
Service or the 
Renewal of Marriage Vows

“ ‘I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. 11 the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.” ’ ” Jeremiah 33:8, 11a

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:9-12

Other Assurances of Pardon, Declarations of God’s
Forgiveness, and Absolutions to Consider Using

31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Acts 16:31*

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. 1 John 3:16a*

 

The Best Scriptures on Fellowship, Loving
One
Another, and Passing God’s Peace for a Wedding
Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

22 They ate and drank with great joy in the presence of the LORD that day. 1 Chronicles 29:22a*

12 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12

17 “This is my command: Love each other.” John 15:17

12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11

12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

Other Scriptures on Fellowship, Loving One Another,
and Passing God’s Peace to Consider Using

Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. Proverbs 17:9

So even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of it. 2 Corinthians 10:8

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 2 Thessalonians 1:3

 

The Best Introductions to Scripture Readings for
Wedding Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, Deuteronomy 11:18-20

“[Y]ou will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave . . . .” 1 Chronicles 22:13a*

24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24

165 Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165

17 This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One . . . : “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17*

Other Introductions to Scripture Readings to Consider Using

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

28 He [Jesus] replied, “Blessed . . . are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28

 

The Best Introductions before Offerings for a Wedding
Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

16 No one should appear before the LORD empty-handed: 17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you. Deuteronomy 16:16b-17*

12 What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me? 17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD. 18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people, 19 in the courts of the house of the LORD . . . . Praise the LORD. Psalm 116:12, 17-19*

What do you have that you did not receive? 1 Corinthians 4:7b*

17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Other Introductions before Offerings to Consider Using

21 If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you . . . . Deuteronomy 23:21*

31 Then Hezekiah said, “You have now dedicated yourselves to the LORD. Come and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the temple of the LORD.” So the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all whose hearts were willing brought burnt offerings. 2 Chronicles 29:31

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38

 

The Best Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions for
a Wedding Service 
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

The maximum number of scriptures that are usually listed for a worship service are about 10. But there are so many of “The Best Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions” that apply very well for a wedding service or a worship service that has the renewal of wedding vows in it that there are many more than this listed below.

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

12 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.” John 15:12, 17

1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

14 Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. Galatians 5:6b*

1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 4:29-5:2

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

12 [A]s God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14*

12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else . . . . 1 Thessalonians 3:12*

24 [L]et us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, Hebrews 10:24

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. 2 John 6

Other Prayers of Dedication and Their Introductions to Consider Using

The following from Psalm 116:12-14 is especially appropriate to use in a worship service where there is the renewal of marriage vows.

12 What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. 14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. Psalm 116:12-14

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

19 Let us . . . make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Romans 14:19*

11 Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11bc*

22 [T]he fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23a, 25*

11 For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11

16 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16bc*

 

The Best Prayers of Thanksgiving and Their Introductions for
a Wedding Service 
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

[M]ay the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Psalm 68:3*

15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? 1 Thessalonians 3:9

Other Prayers of Thanksgiving and Their Introductions to Consider Using

34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

41 With them were Heman and Jeduthun and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, “for his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:41

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1b*

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

 

The Best Prayers of Requests and Their Introductions for
a Wedding Service 
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

12 They entered into a covenant to seek the LORD, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul. 15 They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side. 2 Chronicles 15:12, 15bc*

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— Psalm 67:1

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4

11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11-12

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11

12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else . . . . 1 Thessalonians 3:12*

Other Prayers of Requests and Their Introductions to Consider Using

LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night . . . .” Nehemiah 1:5-6a*

Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3

19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5

You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:2c-3*

 

The Best Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving and
Their Introductions for a Wedding Service
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7

Other Prayers of Requests and Thanksgiving and
Their Introductions to Consider Using

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 1 Timothy 2:8*

I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 2 Timothy 1:3

 

The Best Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God
for a Wedding Service 
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:9-11

12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

16 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16bc*

Other Affirmations, Encouragements, and Promises of God to Consider Using

21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21

 

The Best Exhortations for a Wedding Service
or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4

21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21

34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

10 [E]ach one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:10b-11*

14 Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Galatians 5:13

1 Follow God’s example . . . as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2*

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Other Exhortations to Consider Using

24 [L]et us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, Hebrews 10:24*

 

The Best Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God for a
Wedding Service or the 
Renewal of Marriage Vows

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5

Other Ascriptions and Self-Declarations by God to Consider Using

28 “Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised . . . good things to your servant.” 2 Samuel 7:28*

I will praise you, LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. 10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 57:9-11

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103:8

20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20

 

The Best Benedictions and Blessings for a Wedding
Service or the Renewal of Marriage Vows

24 “ ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’ ” Numbers 6:24-26

14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he [the Father] may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16-19

Other Benedictions and Blessings to Consider Using

Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever. Psalm 112:1b, 3*