Eternal God, you made the union of man and woman a sign of the bond between Christ and the Church. Grant mercy and peace to (name of deceased) who was united in love with his/her husband/wife. May the care and devotion of her life on earth find a lasting reward in heaven. Look kindly on him/her husband/wife and family/children as now they turn to your compassion and love. Strengthen your faith and lighten their loss. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.