Holy Women at Christ’ s Tomb, Annibale Carracci 1590’s, via Wikimedia Commons
Father, all-powerful and ever living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks.
You created man in love to share your divine life.
We see his high destiny in the love of husband and wife,
which bears the imprint of your own divine love.
Love is man’s origin,
love is his constant calling,
love is his fulfillment in heaven.
The love of man and woman
is made holy in the sacrament of marriage,
and becomes the mirror of your everlasting love.
Through Christ the choir of angels
and all saints
praise and worship your glory.
May our voices blend with theirs
as we join in their unending hymn:
Holy, holy, holy…
Jacob’s Ladder by William Blake, via Wikimedia Commons