Mass Prayers

PRAYER OVER GIFTS
A
Lord,
accept our offering
for this newly married couple, N and N
By your love and providence you have brought them together;
Now bless them all the days of their married life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

B
Lord,
accept the gifts we offer you
on this happy day.
In your fatherly love
watch over and protect N and N
whom you have united in marriage.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

C
Lord,
hear our prayer and accept the gifts we offer for N and N.
Today you have made them one in the sacrament of marriage.
May the mystery of Christ’s unselfish love
which we celebrate in this Eucharist,
increase their love for you and for each other.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

PREFACE

A

  1. The Lord be with you
  2. And with your spirit
  3. Lift up your hearts
  4. We lift them up to the Lord.
  5. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
  6. It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
By this sacrament your grace unites man and woman
in an unbreakable bond of love and peace.
You have designed the chaste love of husband and wife
for the increase both of the human family
and of your own family born in baptism.
You are the loving Father of the world of nature
you are the loving Father of the new creation of grace.
In Christian marriage you bring together the two orders of creation;
nature’s gift of children enriches the world
and your grace enriches also your Church.
Through Christ the choirs of angels
and all the saints
praise and worship your glory.
May our voices blend with theirs
as we join in their unending hymn:

B

  1. The Lord be with you
  2. And with your spirit
  3. Lift up your hearts
  4. We lift them up to the Lord.
  5. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
  6. It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For in him you have made a new covenant with your people,
so that, as you have redeemed man and woman
by the mystery of Christ’s Death and Resurrection,
so in Christ you might make them partakers of divine nature
and joint heirs with him of heavenly glory.
In the union of husband and wife
you give a sign of Christ’s loving gift of grace,
so that the Sacrament we celebrate
might draw us back more deeply
into the wondrous design of your love.
With all the Angels and Saints
we praise you, and without end we acclaim:

C

  1. The Lord be with you
  2. And with your spirit
  3. Lift up your hearts
  4. We lift them up to the Lord.
  5. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
  6. It is right and just.

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
You created us in love to share your divine life.
We see our high destiny in the love of husband and wife,
which bears the imprint of your own divine love.
Love is our origin.
Love is our constant calling.
Love is our fulfillment in heaven.
The love of man and woman
is made holy in the sacrament of marriage
and becomes the mirror of your everlasting love.
Through Christ the choirs angels
and all the saints
praise and worship your glory.
May our voices blend with theirs
as we join in their unending hymn of praise:

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

A
Lord,
in your love
you have given us this eucharist
to unite us with one another and with you.
As you have made N and N
one in this sacrament of marriage
and in the sharing of the one bread and the one cup,
so now make them one in love for each other.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

B
Lord,
we who have shared the food of your table
pray for our friends N and N
whom you have joined together in marriage.
Keep them close to you always.
May their love for each other
proclaim to all the world
their faith in you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

C
Almighty God,
may the sacrifice we have offered
and the Eucharist we have shared
strengthen the love of N and N,
and give us all your fatherly aid.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.