Remember, it is your ceremony and I am here to assist you in making the day memorable. Do not hesitate to include your own changes.

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Involving Children

Joining of Children to Groom

Elrod: Groom , will you promise to guide, nurture and love Bride Child #1 and Bride Child #2 with unfaltering devotion? Will you care for them as your own from this day forward? 
  
Answer: I will. 
  
Elrod: Bride , will you share the joys and responsibilities of Bride Child #1 and Bride Child #2 with Groom ? Will you trust his sincerity and accept his love for Bride Child #1 and Bride Child #2 ? 
  
Answer: I will. 
  
Elrod: Bride Child #1 and Bride Child #2 , you are entering a new family. Will you give to this new family your trust, love and affection? 
  
Children: We will. 
  
Elrod: Let us pray for these young men who are joining their mother and Groom to make this new family life.

O God, Father and Mother of us all, we ask you to bless with your great love Bride Child #1 & Bride Child #2 . They deserve the warmth, security and environment of a loving family. Give to this new family the peace and power and love which you have promised to all of us, Your children. Amen. 

Joining of Children to Bride

Elrod: Bride , will you promise to guide, nurture and love Groom Child #1 and Groom Child #2 with unfaltering devotion? Will you care for them as your own from this day forward? 
  
Answer: I will. 
  
Elrod: Groom , will you share the joys and responsibilities of Groom Child #1 and Groom Child #2 with Bride? Will you trust her sincerity and accept her love for Groom Child #1 and Groom Child #2 ? 
  
Answer: I will. 
  
Elrod: Groom Child #1 and Groom Child #2 , you are entering a new family. Will you give to this new family your trust, love and affection? 
  
Children: We will. 
  
Elrod: Let us pray for these young men who are joining their father and Bride to make this new family life.

O God, Father and Mother of us all, we ask you to bless with your great love Groom Child #1 & Groom Child #2 . They deserve the warmth, security and environment of a loving family. Give to this new family the peace and power and love which you have promised to all of us, Your children. Amen.