The Seven Blessings

From “The New Jewish Wedding”
~ By Anita Diamant ~

“We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, expressing our appreciation
for this wine, symbol and aid of our rejoicing.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, realizing that each separate
moment and every distinct object points to and shares in this oneness.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, recognizing and appreciating
the blessing of being human.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, realizing the special gift of
awareness that permits us to perceive this unity and the wonder we experience as a man and a
woman joined to live together.

May rejoicing resound throughout the world as the homeless are given homes, persecution
and oppression cease, and all people learn to live in peace with each other and in harmony
with their environment.

From the Divine, source of all energy, we call forth an abundance of love to envelop this
couple. May they be for each other lovers and friends, and may their love partake of the same
innocence, purity, and sense of discovery that we imagine the first couple to have experienced.

We acknowledge the Unity of all within the sovereignty of God, and we highlight today joy
and gladness, bridegroom and bride, delight and cheer, love and harmony, peace and
companionship. May we all witness the day when the dominant sounds through the world will
be these sounds of happiness, the voices of lovers, the sounds of feasting and singing.

Praised is love; blessed be this marriage. May the bride and bridegroom rejoice together.”

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