This post came from the Geranium Farm this morning. It is a wonderful resource for Episcopalians who are looking for a way to deepen their own faith and to “cultivate their own garden.”
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We would probably not have thought to offer up a special prayer in this space for the marriage tomorrow of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But we were touched a few days ago to learn that the sermon at the wedding will be offered by our very own Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. We are thus moved to suggest prayers for this special couple — and indeed, for all who are married — these taken from the marriage liturgy in another region of the British Commonwealth, New Zealand.
God, the source of love,
we pray now for all who are committed to each other in love.
Through their love may they know your love
and so be renewed for your service in the world.
God, the author of love,
we pray for all who are married.
Through their love for each other
may they know the reality of your love
for the whole world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A New Zealand Prayer Book.
[A reminder that this email is currently compiled by Geranium Farmer Carol Stone.]