Creator God, I lift to You my friends and their marriage. You are the author of marriage, and as such, I pray that You bless them to be able to honor You through their marriage. Reinforce their commitment to their vows. With wisdom and patience, understanding and love, might they obey Your command to look to the other’s interest above their own. Let their love for each other be fueled by the sacrificial love by which You sent Your Son to die for us. Give me and others around them the wisdom to support and encourage them in the appropriate ways. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.