If you are getting married in a church or chapel, or are being married by a priest or minister, you will more than likely have to include a reading or passage from the bible (speaking from experience). It can be quite challenging to find an appropriate bible reading that is still lovely and you feel happy about using (again, speaking from experience!). Today, I have some readings from the bible that you may be able to use in your ceremony!
Happy hunting, brides!
A Reading from the Book of Ruth
“Wherever you go, I will go
Wherever you live, I will live
Your people will be my people
And your God will be my God too.
Wherever you die, I will die
And there I shall be buried beside you
We shall be together forever
And our love shall be the gift of our lives.
This is the word of the Lord “
Song of Songs 8:6-7
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm,
for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, rivers cannot wash it away.
If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love,
it would be judged a price not great enough.”
I Corinthians 13:1-13
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”