As the wedding between Prince Harry of the British Royal family and Maghan Markle, an American actress, approaches, Anglican Church of England released a prayer for the couple-to-be.
"God of love, send your blessing upon Harry and Meghan ... that ... they may both live and grow in your love all their days, through Jesus Christ our Lord." This royal wedding will be held on May 19th at Saint George's Church in Windsor Castle. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will witness the couple's marriage.
According to a statement of the Lambeth Palace, Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, praised Prince Harry and Meghan for choosing to exchange vows in front of God. He witnessed Prince Harry's love for his family and his enthusiasm for charity. He also revealed that Meghan had officially joined the Anglican Church in a secret ceremony before.
"After many conversations with both of them, I'm sure this wedding is more than just a ritual. It is quite inspiring to believe that they are committed to each other and their persistent about faith and spending the rest of their lives together. This wedding is very important because they will be making vows in front of God and commit themselves to each other under the witness of hundreds of thousands of people. They will become role models for many people." Archbishop Welby said in an interview with BBC News.
The prayer that the Anglican Church of England published for Prince Harry and Meghan is as follows:
God of love, send your blessing upon Harry and Meghan, and all who are joined in marriage, that, rejoicing in your will and continuing under your protection, they may both live and grow in your love all their days, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen!
A prayer for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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- The Church of England (@churchofengland) May 9, 2018
(Translated from Chinese.GospelHerald.com)