Heart stone blessing

May wayside boulders shelter you

rocks in your path become pebble-smooth

the sacred pounamu

be our symbol of lasting peace.


May the cairn of remembrance connect you

the circle of stones heal you:

this community our sanctuary

and faith our cornerstone.


Go gladly into life with all its facets

a gemstone

polished, precious, powerful: just



Draw honey from the rock

make peace, go in peace, and be at peace
            this day and always



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