Pastor: Today we are privileged to share with [Groom] and [Bride] a moment of supreme joy in the new life they now begin together. It is not our hour of exultation, but theirs. Yet would we speak our hopes for them. In the years ahead may their wisdom be increased, that they may always apply tenderness and strength to the trails which will surely befall them. May they never allow changing customs and fashions to dull the sense of loyal love and utter devotion now theirs. When new lives are added to the fellowship that is their home, may they give thanks for the blessing of a child, and bring it to the fullness of its promise by the same light which now glows in them. And may they look beyond the limits of their own existence to the larger family of man, realizing its just claim upon them. For no marriage ought to be celebrated, nor none fulfilled, unless a portion of its end be directed toward the ennoblement of all mankind.