Renewal of Vows
We are gathered here today to celebrate with _________ and ________ as they renew the vows of holy matrimony. Today is a special day – it is a day of love.
Love – love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous, love is never rude or selfish, it does not take offense, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s lies but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes. __________ and ___________ you are proof that love does not come to an end.
Marriage is a commitment to life—to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.
___________ and ____________ cherish each other. The finest of human emotions, both protective and compassionate.
You have experienced the sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal. A physical and emotional joining that has been promised for a lifetime. Within the circle of its love marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly and passes away more quickly.
You have added to your life not only the affection of each other, but also the companionship and blessing of a deep trust as well. You have agreed to share strength, responsibilities and to share love.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life, to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain?
Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences and new ways of expressing love throughout the seasons of life. When you pledged to love and care for each other in marriage, you created a spirit unique to yourselves and this binds you closer than any spoken words.
Marriage is a promise made in the hearts of two people, which takes a lifetime to fulfill.
No marriage is perfect. As you continue in this union you already know that it will continue to take a lot of love and work to keep your relationship an ongoing success. ______________and______________
as you continue your journey together, I ask you to remember this advice:
let your love be stronger than your anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend than to break. Believe the best of your beloved rather than the worst. Confide in your partner and ask for help when you need it. Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. Give your spouse the same courtesies and kindnesses you bestow on your friends. And say “I love you” every day.
Groom and bride have rings as the outward symbols of your ongoing commitment to each other. From earliest times, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love. An unbroken and never-ending circle symbolizes a commitment to love that is also never ending.
___________hold______________”s hand, touch her (his) ring, symbolically giving it to her again. Please repeat after me: From this day on I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge.
Now let us renew your vows – please join hands.
___________ please repeat after me-
I choose you _____________ to be my wife (husband) and I commit myself to stand by you in sickness and health, through adversity and prosperity, I promise you all my love now and forever.
___________and_____________, on behalf of those present (family and friends) I pronounce you once again husband and wife.
You may kiss your bride.