Karakia mo te Whakawatea Taonga (Prayer for blessing objects)

Karakia Mo Te Whakawatea Taonga
Pounamu Mako, Tohora, Paua,Tio Ranei

E te Atua Kaha Rawa
Tenei te tuku whakawhetai ki a koe
Te Kaihanga o nga mea katoa,
Mo tenei taonga i kohatia mai nei
E te whaea e Papatuanuku
E te kaitiaki hoki o te moana,
o nga awa E Tangaroa;
Whakawateatia mai nga ahuatanga
Kei runga i tenei taonga
Nga puhaehae, nga ngautuara, nga whakakeke
Era mea katoa
Kia tau mai ai ki runga
Ko te rangimarie,
Me te maungarongo.
Uhia mai o manaakitanga ki te tangata
Nana i hanga tenei taonga
A, ki  te  tangata hoki
Ka mau  i tenei taonga whakahirahira;
Ko Ihu Karaiti hoki to matou Kaiwhakaora. Amine.

KARAKIA MO TE AROHA O TE ATUA

He Aroha Ki Te Atua
E Ihowa,nau matou i mohio ai
Ma te aroha ka tutuki ai te ture.
Whakamaramatia mai ki a matou inaianei
Te tikanga tuturu o tenei mea o te aroha;
He aha te utu, e ahu tawhiti ana ki hea,
Te hohonu o te wero ki roto
I o matou ngakau kaiponu.
Tena, tukua mai ki a matou
Te manawanui me te ngakau aroha
Kia matau ai matou ki tenei tikanga
I tenei ra, apopo,i nga ra katoa e tu mai nei
I te wa e ora ai matou.  Amine 

Greenstone, Shark’s Teeth, Whalebone, Paua Or Oyster Shells

Almighty God
We give thanks to you,
The Creator of all things
For this treasure that has been gifted
By Mother Earth and Tangaroa
The guardian of the oceans and rivers.
Cleanse this taonga
Of man-made hostile vibes,
Of jealousy, envy, spite,
Leaving only an aura
of calm and peace.
Spread your blessings
on the maker
Of this beautiful taonga
And also on the person
who will wear it.
All these we ask
in the Name of our
Saviour  Jesus Christ
Amen.

PRAYER FOR GOD’S LOVE

Love Of God
Lord Jesus, you have taught us
that love Is the fulfilling of the law.
Teach us now what love really is,
How much it costs,
How far it leads,
How deep it digs into our selfish selves.
Then give us the courage
and generosity
To accept what this means
Today and tomorrow
And in the whole future of our lives  Amen.