Petitions and Reading Selections for Weddings

Below you will find some sample petitions that you can choose from. You may also choose to write your own. If you choose to write your own you may want to use this guide to help you.

J-1 Prayer of the Faithful
1.
For the Church throughout the world. May our faith in the love God has for us be expressed in our love for one another…we pray to the Lord.
2. For peace in our world. May all lands that suffer violence and injustice find peace and reconciliation…we pray to the Lord.
3. For the poor, the homeless, and for those who are unemployed. May our care and concern for those in need be a sign of God’s love…we pray to the Lord.
4. For the protection and sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. May all people be treated with the dignity they deserve as God’s children…we pray to the Lord.
5. For all those preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. May they grow in wisdom and grace, and see their vocation to married life as a sign of God’s love…we pray to the Lord.
6. For N. and N., who begin their married life together this day. May they experience the love of God, the support of family and friends, and the blessings of children…we pray to the Lord.
7. For all those who have died, especially the relatives and friends of N. and N. and of all present for this wedding. May they enjoy perfect happiness and total fulfillment in eternal life…we pray to the Lord.

J-2 Prayer of the Faithful
1.
For the Church and its leaders. May our commitment to the Gospel lead us to deepen our faith and trust in God. We pray to the Lord…
2. For our world and its leaders. May all people be treated with the dignity they deserve as God’s children. We pray to the Lord…
3. For our country and those who defend it. May our men and women who serve in the military be kept safe from all harm. We pray to the Lord…
4. For those who are sick, lonely, or depressed. May they be strengthened by God’s love and aided by friends and family. We pray to the Lord…
5. For all of our guests gathered here with us today. May they enjoy the warm company of family and friends and have safe travel on their journey home. We pray to the Lord…
6. For N and N, may they live long, blessed lives together, may their love grow stronger each and every day, and may they build a family rooted in faith and unconditional love. We pray to the Lord…
7. For our family and friends that have died, (may add names) may they know the peace and fullness of eternal life with God. We pray to the Lord…

J-3: Prayers of the Faithful
1.
For our Church, to keep the promise of salvation, we pray to the Lord…
2. For our world, to keep the promise of peace, we pray to the Lord…
3. For our country, to keep the promise of freedom, we pray to the Lord…
4. For our parish, to keep the promise of discipleship, we pray to the Lord.
5. For our hearts, to keep the promise of loving, we pray to the Lord…
6. For our hands, to keep the promise of growing, we pray to the Lord…
7. For this couple, N and N, to keep the promise of marriage, we pray to the Lord…

J-4 Prayers of the Faithful
1.
That the teachings of the church be a guide and light for the marriage of N. & N., we pray to the Lord.
2. That the friends and neighbors of N. & N. always give them the support they need for a happy marriage, we pray to the Lord.
3. That the love of N. and N. overflow and become a blessing for all whom they meet, we pray to the Lord.
4. That all married couples in the world come to know the steadfast love of God, we pray to the Lord.
5. That the friends and family members who celebrate here today build up the body of Christ in faith, we pray to the Lord.
6. That N, and all our deceased family and friends may rest in the peace of Christ, we pray to the Lord.

J-5 Prayers of the Faithful
1.
For our Holy Father on earth, Pope Francis, all the bishops and the clergy everywhere, that they may lead us to deeper faith in God and a stronger love for others, we pray to the Lord.
2. For N. and N., now beginning their life together, may they have divine assistance at every moment, the constant support of friends and family, the rich blessing of children, a warm love reaching out to others, and good health. We pray to the Lord…
3. For those who are sick, lonely, discouraged, or oppressed, that they may be strengthened by God’s help and aided by their friends and family. We pray to the Lord…
4. For parents who are trying to conceive, that they may feel God’s loving grace and hope, and that they may be a source of strength and comfort to each other. We pray to the Lord…
5. For all those who have died, especially the relatives and friends of N. and N. and of all present for this wedding. May they enjoy perfect happiness and total fulfillment in eternal life. We pray to the Lord…
6. For those personal needs and thoughts which we mention now in the silence of our hearts. (Pause) We pray to the Lord…

J-6 Prayers of the Faithful
1.
For all God’s people, loved by God as a bride is loved by her husband, we pray to the Lord.
2. For N and N, joined now in the sacred mystery of marriage in which the two become one body, we pray to the Lord.
3. For the daily growth of the love this husband and wife have for each other, sustained by the love of God, we pray to the Lord.
4. For the family members and friends gathered here today and for the growth of love among us all, we pray to the Lord.
5. For beloved deceased grandparents, family and friends now in the company of God, we pray to the Lord.

J-7 Prayers of the Faithful
1.
For God’s Church, the Bride of Christ, that it may be united in faith and love, we pray to the Lord.
2. For the world, may the Lord fill it with his peace and protect it with loving care, we pray to the Lord.
3. For those who are suffering while we are rejoicing, that in their pain and loneliness they may experience the strength of God’s support, we pray to the Lord.
4. For N and N, that the Lord, who has brought them to this happy day, will keep them forever in fidelity and love, we pray to the Lord.
5. For our family, our friends and our community of faith, may God protect them and bless them with happiness, we pray to the Lord.
6. For the faithful departed, for those whom we have loved, that God will one day unite us again in the joys of our eternal home, we pray to the Lord.

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Please choose a First, Second, and Gospel Reading, and a Responsorial Psalm from the selections listed below. The readings are available to read on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website. Any questions you may have about selecting readings and petitions may be directed toward Susan Ratigan.

B-1 First Reading Genesis 1:26-28, 31a
B-2 First Reading Genesis 2:18-24
B-3 First Reading Genesis 24:48-51, 58-67
B-4 First Reading Tobit 7:6-14
B-5 First Reading Tobit 8:4b-8
B-6 First Reading Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
B-7 First Reading Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a
B-8 First Reading Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16
B-9 First Reading Jeremiah 31:31-32a, 33-34a

C-1 Responsorial Psalm Psalm 33:12 and 18, 20-21, 22
C-2 Responsorial Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
C-3 Responsorial Psalm 103:1-2, 8 and 13, 17-18a
C-4 Responsorial Psalm 112:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7b-8, 9
C-5 Responsorial Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
C-6 Responsorial Psalm 145:8-9, 10 and 15, 17-18
C-7 Responsorial Psalm 148:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-13a, 13c-14a

D-1 Second Reading Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39
D-2 Second Reading Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 or 12:1-2, 9-13
D-3 Second Reading Romans 15:1b-3a, 5-7, 13
D-4 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
D-5 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a
D-6 Second Reading Ephesians 5:2a, 21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32
D-7 Second Reading Philippians 4:4-9
D-8 Second Reading Colossians 3:12-17
D-9 Second Reading Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b
D-10 Second Reading 1 Peter 3:1-9
D-11 Second Reading 1 John 3:18-24
D-12 Second Reading 1 John 4:7-12
D-13 Second Reading Revelation 19:1, 5-9a

F-1 Gospel Reading Matthew 5:1-12a
F-2 Gospel Reading Matthew 5:13-16
F-3 Gospel Reading Matthew 7:21, 24-29 or 7:21, 24-25
F-4 Gospel Reading Matthew 19:3-6
F-5 Gospel Reading Matthew 22:35-40
F-6 Gospel Reading Mark 10:6-9
F-7 Gospel Reading John 2:1-11
F-8 Gospel Reading John 15:9-12
F-9 Gospel Reading John 15:12-16
F-10 Gospel Reading John 17:20-26 or 17:20-23

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