Blessing of the Hands by Rev. Daniel L. Harris

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.


Hand Blessing 2

These are the hands of your best friend that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love and cherish each other though the years, for a lifetime of happiness.

These are the hands that when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.


​Hand Blessing 3

Please hold hands together.

May your hands be blessed, may they always be held by one another. 
May they have the strength to hold on during life’s storms. 
May they remain tender and gentle as they nurture each other in wondrous love.  May these hands continue building a relationship, rich in caring, and devotion. May you use your four hands to heal, protect, shelter, and guide. 


Hand Blessing 4

You and your beloved face each other. First join your right palms, and then your left palms. As Shakespeare said, “Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.”
Now, look into one another’s eyes.


These are the hands of your best friend. They are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever. 
These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future. 
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other. 
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief wracks your mind. 
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. 
May these hands always reach out with love, tenderness and respect. 
May these hands continue to build a loving relationship that lasts a lifetime. 


Hand Blessing 5

Please join hands. I asked you to join hands as a symbol of the union that you are making here today.
I’d like you to think about the hands that you are holding.

These are the hands of your best friend,
Holding your hands on your wedding day,
Promising to love you and to work together as you build your future together.

These are the hands that will give you Strength when you need strength,
Tenderness when you need tenderness,
And love when you need love.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes,
Tears of sorrow
But also tears of joy.

These are the hands that will hold all those whom you love.
These are the hands that years from now will still be searching for your hands,
Still seeking the love, encouragement and support that each of you seeks from the other.


Hand Blessing 6

THESE are the hands of your best friend, loving, caring that are holding yours on your wedding day, as each of you pledges your love and commitment to one another all the days of your life.

THESE are the hands that will work along side yours as you build your future together, as you laugh and cry, as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.

THESE are the hands that will welcome you home after a very long day.
THESE are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of Joy!
THESE are the hands that will hold you tight when you struggle through difficult times.
THESE are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick and console you when you are grieving.
THESE are the hands that will love you and cherish you throughout the years for a lifetime of happiness.
THESE are the hands that will give you support knowing that together as a team everything you wish for can be realized.

May your hands always be held by one another.
May they have the strength to hold on during the storms of stress and the darkness of disillusionment.
Keep them tender in wondrous love.