Prayer of Benediction and Blessing
for a Same-Sex Wedding

Originally printed in 1647

Lord our God, who has granted us all things for salvation, and who has commanded us to love one another and to forgive each others' transgressions; now You Yourself, Ruler and Lover of humankind, to these Your servants who have loved each other with spiritual love, and who approach Your holy presence to be blessed by You, grant to them a faith unashamed, a love unfeigned. And as You gave Your holy disciples Your own peace, also grant these all the petitions for salvation, and eternal life. For You are a merciful and loving God, and to You we ascribe glory, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

[The couple kisses.]