Prayer for Catholic Engaged Couples

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Congratulations on your engagement!

This is an important formation period and we encourage you to pray regularly, preferably daily, for your upcoming wedding and the commitment you will make. Here are two prayers you could use, or you can write your own!

Option 1

Heavenly Father, as we prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage, we seek your blessing.

We thank you for bringing us together and guiding us this far. Open our hearts to know more fully your desire for us and guide those who are forming us.

May we look to Christ as a model for our love, cherishing and respecting each other as he taught us.

And may your Holy Spirit lead us to deeper intimacy with you and each other that we might approach our wedding day with confidence and grace.


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Option 2

Lord, as we prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage, we come to ask what you desire from us.

Guide us to know your will.

May we look to your love for us as our model of how we are to love each other.

Show us how to nourish and cherish each other as we would our own bodies.

Bring your strength to our weakness so that we might help each other grow into people you created us to be.

Enable us to grow in our intimacy with you and with each other so that we might experience the fullness of your love.

Thank you for the gift of marriage so that we can more fully understand your love for us.



Option 3

Write your own and if you’d like to share it with others, post it in the comments below.

Francine & Byron Pirola

Francine & Byron Pirola are the founders and principal authors of the SmartLoving series. They are passionate about living Catholic marriage to the full and helping couples reach their marital potential. They have been married since 1988 and have five children. Their articles may be reproduced for non commercial purposes with appropriate acknowledgement and back links. For Media Enquiries Please Contact us here

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