Learn three simple prayers
Karakia are prayers and blessings that bring us together and cover every aspect of life.
Kia hora te marino
Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana
Hei huarahi mā tatou I te rangi nei
Aroha atu, aroha mai
Tātou i a tātou katoa.
May peace be widespread. May the sea be like greenstone; a pathway for all of us this day. Let us show respect for each other, for one another. Bind us all together.
Karakia for blessing kai
Kua horahia te kai
Nā ngā atua i homai
Tangaroa - kia ora.
This food has been laid out before us. Given to us by the atua Tane, god of forest. Haumia, god of cultivated kai. Rongo, god of kumara and peace. Tangaroa, god of the sea.
Kia tau ki a tātou katoa
Te atawhai o tō tātou ariki o ihu Karaiti
Me te aroha o te Atua
Me te whiwhinga tahitanga
Ki te wairua tapu āke ake, āmine.
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.
Aroha mai, aroha atu
Love received, love returned