Mānawatanga - Blessing

In mingling our wairua in the hongi

in passing the peace of Christ from hand to hand

in sharing the sacred meal, and morning tea

we create a reality in which manuhiri and tangata whenua become one iwi.

 

ending (1)

Go in peace, knowing past hurts are healed,

weaving our stories of faith into your every day.

Te aroha, te whakapono, te rangimarie, tatou tatou e.

[Love, truth and peace be with us all]

Amine

 

ending (2)

Go in peace, knowing past hurts are healed,

weaving our korero of faith and our mahi of aroha

  - kaitiakitanga for our earth and its people

  - manaakitanga for those in need

into our every day

Amine.