Priest: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
Priest: Father, all-powerful and ever living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks. 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 your own family born in Baptism.
You are the loving Father of the world of nature; You are the the loving Father of the new creation of grace. In Christian Marriage you bring together the new orders of creation; nature's gift of children enriches the world and Your grace, enriches also Your Church.
Through Christ, the choir of angels and all the saints praise and worship Your glory. May our voices be one with theirs are we join in their triumphant hymn of praise.
HOLY (to be sung)
Commentator: All please kneel.