"And the two will become one flesh.
So they are no longer two, but one."
My fingers know the crook of your neck
Felt during gentle moments
I recognize the slump of your shoulders
Telling me that you are weary
I notice the look in your eyes
That shows worry and frustration
I am familiar with the sound of your voice
That speaks anger and resentment
I rejoice with you when something
Silly brings laughter to your throat
But I’m missing something important
Necessary to my happiness and yours
I long for the sight of your body
Brought down to your knees in prayer
Head bent low in submission to God
Hands confidently clasped together
Voice quietly whispering
words of love to our Creator
How I long to join you
Side by side
In reverent and loving prayer
Prayer of praise
Prayer of desire
Prayer of thanksgiving
Prayer of surrender
Dear Father of Marriage,
You handpicked my husband for me
and consecrated our union
in the sight of our family and friends
so many years ago.
You made our marriage fruitful
with the gift of wonderful children.
You have held us together for many years
through both trials and joys.
I beg of you now to bless us with one more gift.
I ask You to light a fire in our hearts
inflamed with love for You;
a fire that cannot be extinguished
but which will only burn brighter through the years.
Draw us close to Your heart in unison,
as the couple you called us to be.
Make the Sacrament of Marriage
complete in us through united prayer. Amen.