Thomas and Granita
Thomas and Granita, today you celebrate one of life's greatest moments and give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, as you join together to renew your vows of marriage
You come here not as young naive strangers, but as more mature lovers reunited for the common purpose of sharing your love for one another and one of God's greatest gifts.
Family, your children, grand children and someday great-grandchildren
Thomas, do you take Granita to be your wife? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her?
Granita, Do you take Thomas to be your husband? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto him?
I Thomas, Take thee Granita to be my wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you. With this ring I thee wed.
I Granita, Take thee Thomas, to be my husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you. With this ring I thee wed.
Lord, our hearts are filled with great happiness as Granita and Thomas come before You pledging their hearts and lives to one another. Grant that they may ever be true and loving, living together in such a way as to encourage mutual respect and bring heartbreak into their marriage.
Temper their hearts with kindness and understanding, rid them of all pretense and jealousy. Help them to remember to be each other's sweetheart, helpmate, best friend and guide, so that together they may meet the cares and problems of life more bravely. And as the circle of life goes on, may they find great contentment in the rich joy of senior companionship.
May the home they share truely be a place of love and harmony, where Your spirit is always present, bless this marriage we pray, and walk beside them throughout their lives together.
We ask this in Jesus name; Amen
Thomas and Granita, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows, I now declare you to be Husband and Wife
Taken from: First Corinthians 13: 4-7
Love is patient and kind, It is not jealous or envious, never boastful or proud.
Love is not ill-mannered or selfish or easily angered.
Love does not keep a record of wrongs.
It does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.
Love never gives up. It always protects. Always trusts. Always preserves.
Love never fails.