Lord, as we prepare for the sacrament of marriage, we come to ask what you desire from us.

Guide us to know your will.

May we look to your love for us as our model of how we are to love each other.

Show us how to nourish and cherish each other as we would our own bodies.

Bring your strength to our weakness so that we might help each other grow into people you created us to be.

Enable us to grow in our intimacy with you and with each other so that we might experience the fullness of your love.

Thank you for the gift of marriage so that we can more fully understand your love for us.