Looking for a sample of a religious vow renewal ceremony script to use for your ceremony? Look no further! Here is a wonderful sample vow renewal script that delivers a message of faith and blessings that you can use as is or adapt to your personal needs and style.
Mary and Jacob, When you first joined hands and hearts in marriage ___ years ago, you did not know where life would take you.
You promised to love, honor and cherish one another through all things. Life has surely brought you both wonderful blessings and difficult challenges over the years.
But here you are today, having fulfilled the vows to love, honor and cherish you each made on your wedding day. And God is smiling!
As you celebrate here today, and as you reflect back over all the years as husband and wife, do you now wish to reaffirm the vows you took ___ years ago? WE DO
Please face each other and join hands.
RENEWAL OF VOWS
Jacob, will you continue to have Mary as your wife and continue to live in this happy and loving marriage?
Jacob: I WILL
Do you reaffirm your love for her, and will you love, honor and cherish her in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her for as long as you both shall live?
Jacob: I DO
Mary, will you continue to have Jacob as your husband and continue to live in this happy and loving marriage?
Mary: I WILL
Do you reaffirm your love for him, and will you love, honor and cherish him in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better for worse, and forsaking all others, be faithful to him for as long as you both shall live? Mary: I DO
(insert optional reading)
EXCHANGE OF RINGS
Mary and Jacob, On your wedding day you exchanged rings as a symbol of the never-ending circle that symbolizes the eternal quality of God, unending strength, and unending love!.
May you always wear your rings as a reminder of your wedding vows to each other, and your commitment to continue to live in unity, love and happiness. (If not “re-exchanging rings, skip to “reference.”)To remind you of that commitment made on your wedding day, you will now renew your pledge.
Jacob, please place your gift of a ring on Mary’s hand with the words, With this ring I renew my pledge of love and commitment
Mary, please place your gift of a ring on Jacob’s hand with the words, With this ring I renew my pledge of love and commitment
God bless these rings and the two who exchanged them in love on their wedding day. Keep Mary and Jacob safe in the circle of Your protection and love.
READING AND BLESSING OF COUPLES
Marriage is a commitment to learning to care for one another in mutually fulfilling ways. It is not an act but a life-long relationship always in the making.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life.
Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly.
Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life.
When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer than any spoken or written words.
Marriage is a promise made in the hearts of two people who love each other and the potential of marriage requires a lifetime to fulfill.
OPTIONAL SECTIONS: Some couples include one or both, some none, of the following sections.
Mary and Jacob have expressed to me how blessed they have been to enjoy ___ years of marriage. Their fondest wish is that all of the married couples here today, each of you very special friends or relatives, be (a part of) (included in) this ceremony celebrating love and marriage. We would like all married couples to please rise and stand alongside your spouse………………
At this time, we offer a special blessing upon all married couples celebrating with Jacob and Mary here today.
May they be blessed with the guidance, strength and direction to make their relationship grow and blossom in the years ahead. May their home be blessed with joy and happiness, and may they strive together to make their hopes and dreams come true.
Most of all, we ask that all couples be blessed by the love and support of family and friends as they continue life together as husband and wife.
And, from this day forth, may their worries be few, may their joys be many, and may their love grow more abundantly with each passing day. Amen.
Optional involvement of children: (In place of, or in addition to the section above, some couples “update” their marriage renewal by including their children in the ceremony. That can be done, when desired, in many ways, from simply having the children “stand” with the parents during the ceremony, to including/mentioning the children in the ceremony. Again, many choices and variations are possible. One of many is below:
One of the great blessings of marriage is the joy and responsibility of raising a family. Mary and Jacob have truly been blessed to be the parents of _______(and) _______
As Mary and Jacob renew their vows of marriage today, they also renew their commitment to be loving and caring parents to _______(and)__________, recognizing with gratefulness the the happiness and fulfillment that ________(and)____________ (has, have) brought to their marriage and family life.
Jacob and Mary, today you have renewed the promises and vows you made to each other on your wedding day. You have symbolized the renewal of the marriage union by the joining of hands, the taking of vows, and by exchanging of rings
It is with pleasure that I conclude the ceremony of renewing the vows of marriage that joined you and forever binds you as husband and wife. Please celebrate this renewal of vows with a sign of affection…. You may kiss!