As anticipation builds for the William-and-Kate wedding on April 29, the Church of England has published some special prayers.
According to the Church Times, quoting a statement from Church House, the prayer is adapted from the Book of Common Worship and “can be used in private prayer, in groups or within public worship.”
God of all grace, friend and companion, look in favour on William and Catherine and all who are made one in marriage. In your love deepen their love and strengthen their wills to keep the promises they will make, that they may continue in life-long faithfulness to each other; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
There is also a version for school children.
Dear Jesus, we pray for Prince William and Catherine Middleton as they get ready for their wedding day. Keep them safe, make them happy and help them to look after each other always. Amen.
Not to be left out, the Roman Catholics have an official prayer of their own, according to the Huffington Post.
Heavenly Father, we ask your blessing upon his Royal Highness, Prince William and Catherine as they pledge their love for each other in marriage. May your love unite them through their lives. Grant them the strength to serve you, our country and the Commonwealth with integrity and faithfulness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.