Online Coptic Prayer Book
O Jesus, lover of the young,
the dearest Friend I have,
in all confidence I open my heart to You
to beg Your light and assistance
in the important task of planning my future.
Give me the light of Your grace,
that I may decide wisely concerning the person
who is to be my partner through life.
Dearest Jesus, send me such a one whom in Your Divine wisdom
You judge best suited to be united with me in marriage.
May her/his character reflect some of the traits of Your own Sacred Heart.
May he/she be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble,
so that with united efforts
and with pure and unselfish love
we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body,
as well as the children it may please You to entrust to our care.
Bless our friendship before marriage,
that sin may have no part in it.
May our mutual love bind us so closely,
that our future home may ever be most like Your own at Nazareth.
O Mary Immaculate,
sweet Mother of the young,
to your special care I entrust the decision I am to make
as to my future wife/husband.
You are my guiding Star!
Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God's Holy Will,
with whom I can live in peace,
love and harmony in this life,
and attain to eternal joys in the next.
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