Short Opening Prayers For Wedding Reception.

Short Opening Prayers For Wedding Reception.

Short Opening Prayers For Wedding Reception.

Opening prayers for wedding reception is an evidence that you honor the presence of God, even after leaving the church premises where your vows were taken. Such that even outside the church, you believe God’s presence is not absent at the reception where men feast and dine with the newly wedded couple. This prayer is an acknowledgement that God is in the beginning and end of a wedding and the feast that follows it.

       Opening prayers at wedding reception ward off every negative power or energy because of the honor we give to the presence of Jesus in that reception. This short opening prayer guides the activities in the reception because it has been handed over to Jesus and it is a fulfilment of 1 Corinthians 10:13.

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Below are short but important prayers that can be made at a wedding reception:

  1. Opening Prayer of Gratitude:

   – Heavenly Father, we gather before You today with hearts full of gratitude for this joyous occasion. We thank You for the love that [Bride’s Name] and [Groom’s Name] share, and for the blessing of witnessing their union. As we celebrate their marriage, we ask for Your presence to fill this place with Your love and grace. Amen.

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   Scriptural Verse: Psalm 107:1 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; His love endures forever.”

  1. Prayer for Blessing and Guidance:

   – Lord, we lift up the  newly wedded couple to You, asking for Your abundant blessings to be poured out upon them as they embark on this journey of marriage. Grant them wisdom, patience, and understanding as they navigate life together. Guide their steps and lead them in Your ways, now and always. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”


  1. Prayer for Unity and Love:

   – Heavenly Father, we pray for unity and love to abound in the marriage of this bridegroom . May their love for each other reflect Your love for us, selfless and unconditional. Help them to cherish and honor one another, building a strong foundation for their future together. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Colossians   3:14 – “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”


  1. Prayer for Joy and Celebration:

   – Lord, we thank You for the joy and celebration that fills this room today. Bless this gathering with laughter, love, and cherished memories. May Your presence be felt among us as we rejoice in the union. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”


  1. Prayer for Protection and Guidance:

   – Lord God, we ask for Your protection and guidance over this couple as they begin their married life together. Shield them from harm, surround them with Your angels, and lead them in Your truth. May they find strength and comfort in Your presence, knowing that You are always with them. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Psalm 121:7-8 – “The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”


  1. Prayer for Family and Friends:

   – Lord, we thank You for the family and friends gathered here today to celebrate with the couple. Bless each one of them with Your love and grace. May this gathering be filled with unity, joy, may you strengthen the bonds of friendship and love amongst us. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 – “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”


  1. Prayer for Blessing upon the Meal:

   – Heavenly Father, we thank You for the food that has been prepared for this celebration. Bless this meal, Lord, and bless the hands that have prepared it. May it nourish our bodies and bring us joy as we partake in fellowship together. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Psalm 145:15-16 – “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.”


  1. Prayer for Peace and Harmony:

   – Lord, we pray for peace and harmony to reign in the hearts of  this couple as they build their life together. May Your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


  1. Prayer for Blessing upon the Marriage:

   – Heavenly Father, we ask for Your blessing upon the marriage of this couple. May their union be a reflection of Your love and grace, bringing glory to Your name. Grant them joy, fulfillment, and abundance in their life together. Amen.

   – Scriptural Verse: Psalm 128:3 – “Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.”


  1. Prayer for Thankfulness and Reflection:

    – Lord, as we come to the close of this prayer, we pause to reflect on Your goodness and faithfulness. Thank You for the love that this bridegroom share, and for the blessing of this wedding celebration. May Your presence continue to be felt among us as we rejoice and give thanks. Amen.

    – Scriptural Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Certainly! Continuing from Number 10:


  1. Prayer for Enduring Love:

    – Heavenly Father, we pray for this couple that their love may endure through all seasons of life. May they always find strength in each other’s arms, comfort in each other’s presence, and joy in each other’s company. Let their love be a beacon of hope and inspiration to all who witness it. Amen.

    – Scriptural Verse: Song of Solomon 8:7 – “Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”


  1. Prayer for God’s Guidance in Marriage:

    – Lord, we ask for Your guidance and wisdom to be upon this couple as they navigate the journey of marriage. Lead them in Your truth, teach them Your ways, and help them to walk in love and humility towards one another. May their marriage be a testimony  of Your faithfulness and grace. Amen.

    – Scriptural Verse: Psalm 25:4-5 – “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”


  1. Prayer for Strength in Challenges:

    – Heavenly Father, we pray that this couple may find strength and courage in You when faced with challenges and trials in their marriage. Grant them the resilience to overcome obstacles together, knowing that You are their rock and refuge. May they lean on You and on each other for support in times of need. Amen.

    – Scriptural Verse: Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”


  1. Prayer for Shared Dreams and Aspirations:

    – Lord, we lift up the dreams and aspirations of this couple to You. Bless them with shared visions, goals, and dreams that they may pursue together with passion and dedication. Guide them in fulfilling Your purpose for their lives and for their marriage. Amen.

    – Scriptural Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 – “‘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.'”


  1. Prayer for Forgiveness and Reconciliation:

    – Heavenly Father, grant this couple the humility to seek forgiveness and the grace to forgive one another, as You have forgiven us. Help them to cultivate a spirit of reconciliation and understanding in their marriage, always extending love and mercy towards each other. Amen.

    – Scriptural Verse: Colossians  3:13 – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Each prayer is followed by a scriptural verse, anchoring the sentiments expressed in the Word of God. Through these prayers, we invoke the blessings of love, unity, guidance, and protection upon the newlyweds and all those gathered to celebrate their union.

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