Scripture Readings For Christian Marriage
The following readings are particularly appropriate for use in the service of Christian marriage. The bride and groom are asked to read through these lessons before meeting with the officiating pastor so that together they may select one Old Testament, one Psalm, one Epistle and one Gospel lesson to be used in their wedding service. It is appropriate for the Psalm to be sung rather than read. The pastor will help you find appropriate Psalm selections from the hymnal.
Old Testament Lessons
Genesis 2:4b-24 God creates man and woman for each other as helpmates. Song of Solomon 8:6-7 "Set me as a seal upon your heart ... many waters cannot quench love."
Proverbs 3:3-6 "Trust the Lord with all your heart ..."
Isaiah 54:5-8 "Your maker is your husband ..."
Psalm 67 "May God be gracious to us and bless us ..."
Psalm 95:1-7 "O come, let us sing to the Lord."
Psalm 100 "Make a joyful noise to the Lord."
Psalm 103:1-5, 15-18 "Bless the Lord, O my soul."
Psalm 136:1-9, 26 "Give thanks to the Lord for God is good."
Psalm 145 "Praise the Lord."
Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 Present yourselves a living sacrifice ... let your love be genuine.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 "Faith, hope, love ... the greatest of these is love."
Colossians 3:12-17 "Clothe yourselves with love ..."
1 John 4:7-12 Let us love one another ... God is love.
Matthew 5:13-16 "You are the salt of the earth ... the light of the world."
Matthew 22:35-40 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind."
Mark 10:6-9 "What God has joined, let no one separate ..."
John 15:1-17 Jesus, the true vine that gives life.