Powers of nature, we honour you. Protect these ones we love.

We honour mother earth and ask that their marriage be abundant and fruitful, growing stronger through the seasons;

We honour wind and ask that they be lifted up to soar through life, safe and calm as in their fathers’ arms;

We honour fire and ask that this union be warm and glowing with love in their hearts;

We honour water to cleanse and soothe this union that it may never thirst for love;

We honour all that is under the great sky as they pledge their hearts and lives.

Of all the powers of nature and the universe, we ask for harmony and happiness as they grow forever together.

Cherokee Marriage Prayer