RING BLESSING

1. Rings are an ancient symbol, blessed and simple. Round they are, like the sun, like the eye, like the arms that embrace. Circles they are, for love that is given comes back round again.______________ and ____________, may these rings remind you that your love, like the sun, illuminates; that your love, like the eye, must see clearly; and that your love, like the arms which embrace, is a grace upon this world. all that are present and indicates the intention of the marriage.

2.  As circles have no beginning and no end, rings have naturally come to symbolize eternal love within the union of mind, body, and spirit that constitutes the sanctity of marriage. The are freely offered as gifts of faith and hope as visible signs of the promises given this day. May these rings be blessed and hold the dreams ____ and ____ share for their union. May the shiny metal mirror the sacred vows made between them, now and forever. 

3.  Let us bless these rings. These circles, symbols that remind us of the the sun that shines above us, the Earth holding the sand beneath our feet and the cycle of the tides before us that rise and fall against this beach. In this moment, bring blessings to these rings to be symbols of unity, commitment and renewal. Grant that the love which _____ and ____ feel for each other this day reside always in their hearts.

4.  Lord, please bless these rings that ________ and __________ are about to exchange.  May these rings forever remind them of their covenant with one another, as well as the circle of love they have publicly created here today.  May their compassion and kindness for one another always be like these rings, with no beginning and no end.  May the precious metal remind them of their precious commitment, and if either begins to tarnish, may they joyfully undertake the sacred duty to make it shine brightly again.  May their relationship always be like these rings, separate but close, simple but beautiful.  May these rings always belong to their hands, and their love always belong in each other’s hearts. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

5.  
Bless this precious circle of gold. Symbol of the sun and the earth and the universe, of wholeness, perfection, peace and love. Because this ring has no end or beginning, it signifies the continuation of true love. May these rings be a symbol of the promises you have made to one another and a reminder of your mutual devotion—a symbol of love that is complete, beautiful, and endless.

6.  
May the vows and promises you have made today be as ever-present in your hearts as these rings are on your fingers.

7.  
May these rings be blessed as the symbol of this affectionate unity.

    These two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle.

    Wherever they go, may they always return to one another in their togetherness.

    May these two find in each other the love for which all men and women yearn.

    May they grow in understanding and in compassion.

    May the home, which they establish together, be such a place of sanctuary that many will find there a friend.

    May these rings, on their fingers, symbolize the touch of the spirit of love in the heart.


8.  May these rings always remain a symbol of the covenant which you now make; and may your love be as endless as the circle in which these rings are formed.

RING EXCHANGE

1.   As I place this ring on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our Wedding Day.

2.  I give you this ring to wear with love and joy. As a ring has no end, neither shall my love for you. I choose you to be my (wife / husband) this day and forevermore.

3.   This ring I give to you as a token of my love and devotion to you. I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be as your (husband/wife). With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

4.  I give you this ring as a symbol of my love for you. Let it be a reminder that I am always by your side and that I will always be a faithful partner to you.

5.   (Name), I give you this ring as a symbol of my love. As it encircles your finger, may it remind you always that you are surrounded by my enduring love.


6.  Because this ring has no end or beginning, it signifies the continuation of true love. As I place it on your finger, I give you all that I am and ever hope to be.

7.  I give you this ring as a symbol of my love; and with all that I am and all that I have, I honor you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

8.  I give you this ring to wear as a symbol of my abiding love,  My eternal faith, and my undying devotion.
It is an outward reminder of our inner unity.


9.  This ring is a token of my love. I marry you with this ring, with all that I have and all that I am.

10.  _______, I give you this ring, as a symbol of our marriage, for today and tomorrow, and for all the days to  come. Wear it as a sign of what we have promised and done this day.