Adapted from The Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal)
May your love for each other
be a seal upon your hearts,
a mantle about your shoulders,
and a crown upon your foreheads.
May you be blessed with wisdom and devotion
in your mutual partnership
that you each may be to the other
a strength in need,
a counselor in perplexity,
a comfort in sorrow,
and a companion in joy.
May you practice grace in your moments of failure,
to recognize and acknowledge your faults,
and to seek each other's forgiveness.
May your wills may be so knit together
that your unity may overcome estrangement,
your compassion heal guilt,
and hope conquer despair.
May you be fulfilled in abiding affection,
that you reach out in love and concern for others.
and may all married persons who have witnessed these vows
find their lives strengthened and their loyalties confirmed.