Karakia - Prayers



E ngaki ana a mua, e tōtō mai ana a muri

First clear the weeds, then plant

Karakia Timatanga - Prayer to open a meeting

He hōnore, he korōria ki te Atua

He maungārongo ki te whenua

He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa

Hangā e te Atua he ngākau hou

Ki roto, ki tēnā, ki tēnā o mātou

Whakatōngia to wairua tapu

Hei awhina, hei tohutohu i a mātou

Hei ako hoki i ngā mahi mō tēnei rā

Amine

Honour and glory to God

Peace on Earth

Goodwill to all people

Lord, develop a new heart

Inside all of us

Instil in us your sacred spirit

Help us, guide us

In all the things we need to learn today

Amen

Karakia Whakamutunga - Prayer to close a meeting

Kia tau ki a tātou katoa

Te atawhai o tō tātou Ariki, a Ihu Karaiti

Me te aroha o te Atua

Me te whiwhingatahitanga

Ki te wairua tapu

Ake, ake, ake

Amine

(2 Corinthians, 13:14)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with you all

Forever and ever

Amen

Karakia mō te kai - Prayer to bless the food

E te Atua

Whakapainga ēnei kai

Hei oranga mō ō mātou tinana

Whāngaia hoki ō mātou wairua ki te taro o te ora

Ko Ihu Karaiti tō mātou Ariki

Ake, ake, ake


Amine

Lord God

Bless this food

For the goodness of our bodies

Feeding our spiritual needs also with the bread of life

Jesus Christ, our Lord

Forever and ever

Amen