Monday, May 18, 2020

A Wedding Blessing For Couples Getting Married During Covid-19

 Sometimes my oldest sister calls to ask if I have written or would/could consider writing a poem about a certain topic. This was such a time. She was looking for a poem to put in wedding cards where they are invited guests but are unable to attend due to social distancing. I am sharing it in hopes that it may bless and comfort the couples who do  not have the joy of a traditional wedding...

Love suffers long and it is kind; bears and believes all things
It endures and secures us in the troubles that life brings
Love never fails, the Great Sustain-er in times hard and strange
When cruel disappointment allows things we cannot change

Dear Lord, we know that You behold this lovely bride and groom
And how they miss what’s missing in the Ceremony Room
Then Lord, instill the absence of dear friends and family
With Your fulfilling Presence and love’s divine sympathy

Be near to we who are with them in thought if not in form
Grant us Thy perfect peace, (not as the world gives) in this storm
Satisfy pain with promises that nothing can replace
Surprise the bitter blow with joy possible by Your grace

Thou, Favoured Wedding Guest, fill emptiness with comfort sweet
Lord, bless this day with happiness and make their joy complete
Where, as from this day forward, they, no longer two but one
Have learned, from the beginning who Greater, to lean upon

And as they vow to love each other faithfully always
Lord, fill us with thanksgiving that will fill Your courts with praise
And Lord we pray that You will shelter them close to Your heart
With Your goodness and mercy to follow till death doth part

© Janet Martin

Surely Goodness and Mercy will follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever
Psalm 23:6

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