The Rings

 


Blessing of rings

#1
Rings are made precious by our wearing them. They carry our meaning; they say
who we are, where we have been, and where we are going. They become
us; they reflect us; they are a symbol of our truest essence.

#2
From the earliest times, the circle has been a symbol of completeness,
a symbol of committed love. An unbroken and never ending circle 
symbolizes a love that is never ending. As often as either of you 
looks at these symbols, I hope you will be reminded of the promises of 
love you have made to each other.

#3
Bless these rings. Grant that Beloved 1 and Beloved 2 may always have a deep 
faith in each other. May they always live together in peace and love.

#4
These rings are made of precious metals, a symbol of the riches that 
reside in each of you; and as any metal is purified by the white heat 
of testing, so will your love be purified by the tests facing you 
through the many seasons of your life.

#5
These rings are made with precious jewels; and as the elements from which 
these jewels are formed are ancient as the stars, as mysterious as 
moonlight, and as shining as the miracle of your new-bonded radiance, 
wear them as the sign of the love ignited between you, the love 
unquenchable which now your hearts embody and your words express.

 

#6

Bless these rings,

Bless this marriage.

 

Exchange of Rings


Beloved 1 and Beloved 2
(Please repeat after me)


#1
As I wear this ring it will remind me that you and I will be together 
for a long time.

#2
May this ring forever be to you the symbol of my growing love.

#3
Beloved 1, this golden ring I give you once again on this day, 
it is my personal gift, my personal promise of love and trust, 
and pride that you are my mate.
(reverse and repeat)

#4
You are my light
My love
My soul's most reflective shadow,
my closest friend. I join you with this ring with all that I have 
and all that I am.

#5
Thank you
I will wear this ring forever as a sign of my joy and the depth
of our love.

#6
As a sign from my heart that I desire to live with you as my mate
and that you may remember forever that I have chosen you above all others,
I give you this ring as a sign of my love.

#7

With this ring I marry you.

or

With this ring I thee wed.

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