(I will request your hands with a gesture and hold your hands together)
Blessing of rings
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.
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.
Bless these rings. Grant that John and Jane may always have a deep
faith in each other. May they always live together in peace and love.
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.
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.
John and Jane
(Please repeat after me)
As I wear this ring it will remind me that you and I will be together
for a long time.
May this ring forever be to you the symbol of my growing love.
Jane, 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)
You are my light
My souls most mirroring shadow,
my closest friend. I join you with this ring with all that I have
and all that I am.
I will wear this ring forever as a sign of my joy and the depth
of our love.
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.