For Those About to Make Love
Immortal One, now we’re getting naked, as you made us in deep affection, so that we can make holy love to one another: We praise you for the gift of this relationship; nothing reveals you more clearly to our souls than the face and body and spirit of our loved one. Help us to honor the beautiful bodies you have made, with tender kisses and raw passion, so that we both can glimpse your heaven; where you reign in gentle majesty, one God, one Love, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thank you, God, for N., my lover.
Response: Thank you, God, for N.
(Below) Bouguereau, 1890: L’amour et Psyché, Enfants; also known as First Kiss