Engaged Couple Blessing

A BLESSING TO BE USED BY THOSE PREPARING THE COUPLE FOR MARRIAGE, BY THE FAMILY OR FAMILIES OR IN ANOTHER TYPE OF PRIVATE PRAYER SERVICE.

Let us pray.

Loving God,
You have blessed us as your people
and have called us to serve you in love.
Listen to our prayers for (insert her name) and (insert his name)
and bless them as they prepare for marriage.

Keep them holy and pure in their lives,
deepen their spirit of prayer and love,
and lead them in perfect joy.

Guard them from evil and guide them in your light,
so that they may enter their marriage in your love
and serve you faithfully at all times.

Bless their parents, families and friends
as they help (insert her name) and (insert his name)
by their prayer and example as they prepare to marry.

May almighty God bless you, (insert her name) and (insert his name).
May God grant you love and happiness,
Peace and joy,
And strength in trials,
All the days of your life together.
May you remain always in God’s love.

We ask this in Christ’s name and in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
Forever and ever. Amen.


This blessing is an adaptation of a prayer found in A Book of Blessings by the Canadian Conference of
Catholic Bishops.

Engaged Couple Blessings was written by Jennifer Christ for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For further information or permission for use please contact Randy Nohl ([email protected]) or Lydia LoCoco ([email protected]), 414.769.3300.