Episcopal Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East
Scripture is clear about marriage being a holy and divinely established covenant. It is equally clear about our obligation to honor and obey the laws of our earthly governments, which are also divinely established authorities. Commonly held beliefs about what constitutes a marriage in the eyes of God
Children & Youth
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.(Psalms 127:3-5 ESV) Young people, God wants to set you in the body of Christ.
Prayer & Testimonies
Christian prayer is to be prayed "in the name of Christ" ( John 14:13-14 ). This is not some magical formula. It signifies that the suppliant takes the posture and attitude of Christ toward God and toward the world. To pray "in his name" is therefore to pray in a manner consistent with our new identity effected by the reconciliation of God and humans in Jesus Christ.