Tui Motu InterIslands Magazine


Whenever you need a moment of inspiration, a pause in the day, a prayer for a group — try a blessing.


  1. Blessing for Enough Food

    Bless us with enough food for every mealConfirm us in reverence for the life we take so that we may eatBless us with commitment to ... Read more…
  2. Blessings of Whanaungatanga

    May love rise in usbridging our divideshealing the wounds of hurtwidening our perspectivecolouring the edges of black and ... Read more…
  3. Prayer for Peace

    God, our hope,accompany our sisters and brothersdesperate for safety.Encourage us all in peacemaking,hospitality and inclusivenessso ... Read more…
  4. Blessing of Solidarity

    May the food we eat the stories we hear and the companionship we share draw us into communion celebrating life, God ... Read more…
  5. Blessing for Our New Normal

    As 2022 evolvesaccompany us into our new normal, Spirit of courage, easing our fear supporting our resilience sustaining our ... Read more…
  6. Blessing at Christmas

    Our hearts are full of gratitude for you. May you have a happy Christmas and relaxed, healthy and restoring summer. Read more…
  7. Blessing in Times of Suffering and Death

    With the wisdom of our ancestorsWith the encouragement of our companionsWith the hope of generations to comeWith the love in which you ... Read more…
  8. Blessing in Times of Suffering and Death

    With the wisdom of our ancestorsWith the encouragement of our companionsWith the hope of generations to comeWith the love in which you ... Read more…
  9. Blessing for Synodality

    Gracious Godmay blessings of hope fill usso that in all we are and all we dodrawing on the inspiration and encouragement around uswe ... Read more…
  10. Blessings in the Face of Delta

    For blessings of life, health and country — we give thanksFor government decisions to protect us all — we give thanksFor our grappling ... Read more…
  11. Blessing for Working towards Better Politics

    Holy Spirit release our streams of love, generosity and support to flow into the ground of community and grow ... Read more…
  12. Blessing of Openness to Communicating

    Bless us, loving Godwith an understanding of the power of listening the invitation to openness the perspective of another the journey ... Read more…
  13. Blessings of Women to Influence Us

    Surround us with befriending womenDivine Spirit,whose enthusiasm, competence,humility, commitment, inclusion and leadershipwe want to ... Read more…
  14. Blessing for Work and the Common Good

    As the new season emergesbless us Creating Godwith energy for our workwith the hours we need from one job with fair pay with ... Read more…
  15. Blessing for Cooperation Among Countries

    Maycooperationbecome the currencyamong countriesto solve the problemsof excess and want in EarthRisen Christ. Magazine. Issue 258 ... Read more…
  16. Blessing for Mission

    As air sustains life in our planet,engage us in your mission:bringing health and well-being to our homes and neighbourhoods all our ... Read more…
  17. Blessing of Open Hearts

    Bless us —fuel our hearts so thatwhen we see suffering, we work for health when we see want, we share resourceswhen we see ... Read more…
  18. Blessing for the End of 2020

    Be with us Emmanuel as we relish being together yet feel our separation from othersas we breathe in relief here yet ... Read more…
  19. Blessing of Belonging

    May threads of loveacceptance and kindnessbond us togetherinto a kaleidoscope of belonging Spirit of God Magazine. Issue 254 ... Read more…
  20. Blessing for Walking Humbly

    Companion us Spirit of God with encouragement, energy and lovethe better to appreciate your presencethe better to act for justice the ... Read more…
  21. Blessing of Faithful Kindness

    Like waterin artesian springslet kindnesswell in usGod of community. Magazine. Issue 252 September 2020: 32 Read more…
  22. Blessing for Acting Justly

    May justice like sun on the frostmelt our prejudicial -ismsuncovering our fairnessto act with generosityfor the good of all. ... Read more…
  23. Blessing for Choosing the Common Good

    May the tenderness of grace and the liveliness of hopeconfirm us in community-mindednessin respect for those disrespectedand in ... Read more…
  24. Blessing in the New Time after Lockdown

    Spirit of GodBless us with wisdom and commitmentto keep informed and safeprudent and caringin solidarity and lovefor the sake of the ... Read more…
  25. Blessing for this Time of Covid-19

    Whenever we wash our handsinfuse us with a sense of serviceto those in our bubblesin our countryand around the world.Strengthen us to ... Read more…
  26. Blessing in this time of Covid-19

    May courage compassion and community mindednessrise among us overpowering fear and foolhardinessin our time of lockdownChrist of ... Read more…
  27. Blessing for Our Life-Long Developing

    Bless us with tendrils of growththat strengthen and blossominto insight, gratitude and commitmentripening and again becoming new ... Read more…
  28. Blessing for Loving Every Person

    Source of Life favour us with family cohesion with neighbourly appreciation with community solidarity ... Read more…
  29. Blessing for End of Year

    We let go of 2019savouring its lessonscomposting its failuresnurturing its creativityattending to its lossesWe emerge into 2020with ... Read more…
  30. Blessing of Leadership

    As leaders knit a team withpatience, consultation, enthusiasm, vision, courage,delegation, resilience and appreciation Inspire us to ... Read more…
  31. Blessing of Faith

    Open us to the height and depththe breadth and vastness,the diversity and complexityof love surrounding us,Creating God. Magazine. ... Read more…
  32. Blessing for Season of Creation

    May sunrise and sunsetspill awe into our heartsconfirming our communion with all creationand you, Source of Life. Magazine. Issue ... Read more…
  33. Blessing for Living in Aotearoa

    With tangata, whenua and Spiritaccompany us doing what is rightin the right wayso that love is all in all among usCreating God. ... Read more…
  34. Blessing for Truth

    From the many strands of reality, faith, experience, hope, intelligence, love and communityguide us ... Read more…
  35. Blessing for Encouraging Community

    With arms that serve and unite, bless usWith attitudes that encourage rather than judge, bless usWith minds that grow in compassion, ... Read more…
  36. Blessing for an Open Mind

    Let your light reach into our mindstransforming our blindspotsinto places of understanding and loveRisen Christ Magazine. Issue 237 ... Read more…
  37. Blessing of Care of Sexual Abuse Survivors

    May we participate in your mission –Listen to the hard storiesAcknowledge the truthSpeak up for justice and compassionwith tenderness ... Read more…
  38. May We Know Blessing

    May we know blessingdrop after tearinfinitely gentlehopefulsoothing painbalm for soulsthat are splintered, brittle. May ... Read more…
  39. Blessing for a Pilgrim People

    Accompany us on our pilgrim way living the Gospel together uniting us as a people of God. Read more…
  40. Blessing for Christmas

    Be with us Emmanuel as weherish lifeear our childrenelax when we cannsist on lovingpeak with gratitudeake time with familyake good ... Read more…
  41. Blessing of Neighbourliness

    May neighbourliness — that attitude of caring about others of sharing fairly of appreciating enterprise of fostering new ... Read more…
  42. Blessing for Clean Energy

    Encourage us, Creative Spirit, to walk with footprintsweighed in gratitude.To choose energy that sustains all lifeso that we leave ... Read more…
  43. Blessing for Climate Action

    As gently as snowflakes fall,may compassion melt in us so we see Earth’s struggle and for the sake of our children’s children,change ... Read more…
  44. Blessing for Education

    Holy WisdomIllumine our understandingMake us seekers students of truth curious, critical, committedEver expanding our ... Read more…
  45. Blessings for Courage

    Living Spirit may couragelike startling sunshinewarm our resolutionsand encourage our practice. Tui Motu Magazine. Issue 228 July ... Read more…
  46. Blessings of Water

    May our love and care of water be like that for liquid gold. Magazine. Issue 227, June 2018: 32. Read more…
  47. Blessing for Pentecost

    Living Spirit attune us to the prophets of our dayso that their messagefreshens our heartswith loving resolve. Magazine. Issue 226, ... Read more…
  48. Easter Blessing for Gender Equality

    May your resurrected presencelight and warm the human familyexposing then melting away obstinate positions,making room for all women ... Read more…
  49. Blessing for Zero Hunger

    Fill our bowls with daily breadOur hearts with gratitude for our food Our energy with resolve that all will have ... Read more…
  50. Blessing to End Poverty

    God of the fullness of Life Pour on us Opportunities for solidarity so that we Value and Engage in Radical moves ... Read more…
  51. Blessing for Christmas

    Bless us Living God saturating our communities with unending hope and love so that all children ... Read more…
  52. Blessing for the Dignity of Work and Workers

    Unite us in a symphony of the common goodLiving God as we value decent work in its diverse expressions reward ... Read more…
  53. Blessing for Peace

    Reconciling Spirit live in us aserceptiveness as we face conflictnergy as we find just and lasting solutionsppreciation for ... Read more…
  54. Blessing for Tui Motu 20 Year Birthday

    Make us tailors of relationships sewing our peoples, countries and regions together with threads of conversation, justice, song ... Read more…
  55. Blessing for Subsidiarity

    Nudge us to step upLook aroundWeigh the optionsAnd decide fairlyfor the common goodSpirit, communion of Love      magazine. Issue ... Read more…
  56. Blessing for Making an Option for the Poor

    Divine MysteryGaze at us with lovethat soaks through our skin and bursts in our hearts as compassion and energyfor striking poverty ... Read more…
  57. Blessing For Participation 

    Bless us with energy motivation commitment companionship and enough love to take our part In ... Read more…
  58. Blessing for Caring for our Common Home

    Allure us to kaitiakitanga unfurling in us imagination, tenderness and grit to protect our world,Risen Christ Read more…
  59. Easter Blessing

    With an Easter touch of faithful kindness draw our focus to communityGod among us. magazine. Issue 214 April 2017: 32. Read more…
  60. Blessing Respecting Human Dignity

    With minds sifting for truth Ears sensitive to grief Eyes focused on dignifying Consciences tuned to justice ... Read more…
  61. Blessing of Solidarity

    Bless us with companionsto walk with uscommitted to spillingkindnessinclusionand peacein our world. Published in Magazine Issue ... Read more…
  62. Blessing for Christmas

    As fruit is stirred into the mixtureand bakedwafting spicy aromasarousing joyful anticipationtransforming into rich cakeGather us as ... Read more…
  63. Blessing for Care of Earth

    Bless us remain with usin courage and restraintas we care for all lifein our common homeMerciful God. Published in Magazine. Issue ... Read more…
  64. Blessing For Freeing Slaves

    May Mercy melt our chains freeing us to do likewise in our world. Published in Magazine. Issue ... Read more…
  65. Blessing for Visiting Prisoners

    With love and freedom dismantle our barriers to communion. Visit us with inclusion compassion and conversion Merciful God  Read more…
  66. Blessing for Clothing the Naked

    May Gracious Mercy wrap us in silken aprons to practise tenderness wherever we are. Published in magazine. ... Read more…
  67. Blessing for Sheltering the Homeless

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  68. Blessing for Visiting the Sick

    Like daisies in a sick room Fresh sheets during feverHot water bottle in the night Cool sips for a parched throat Stout frame ... Read more…
  69. Blessing for Giving Water to the Thirsty

    May the Spiritrise like a geyserof living joyin us. Published in magazine. Issue 204, May 2016: 32. Read more…
  70. Blessing for Burying the Dead

    With love as tender as crocuses We bless youWith friends as steadfast as labradors We bless youWith memories as lively as ... Read more…
  71. Blessing for Feeding the Hungry

    May the freshness ripeness and abundance of our foodnourish us into gratitude nudge us to sharecompel us to conserveurge ... Read more…
  72. Blessing of Mercy

    May our criticism Our judging morph into encouraging caressesOur legalism sink into pools of imaginationOur certainty May our Read more…
  73. Christmas Blessing

    May love, like the brightest star, glow from us.May security, like our grandmother’s kitchen, settle around us.May anticipation, like ... Read more…
  74. Blessing of Wholeness

    With health and lifedesire and loveremembrance and gratitude —bless us abundantly Source of Life. Read more…
  75. Blessing of Everyday

    May the warmth of home envelop usA heart for others motivate usLove of the cosmos be deep in usand the mystery of God abide in us in ... Read more…
  76. Blessing of Care of Children

    Whenever we see or hear a childmay joy spring in usand protection issue from us.May selflessness engage usand love draw us deeper into ... Read more…
  77. Blessing of At-homeness

    With each rock and fernstar and waterfall, ladybird and geckowren and oyster, child and kittenmay we become more at homein your family Go... Read more…
  78. Blessing of Grace

    May generous grace     steep our spirits          expand our hearts                comfort our bodies                       and ... Read more…
  79. Blessing of Life

    May liferisein vibrant wavesfrom warm depthsin you! Read more…
  80. Blessing of Encouragement

    May beauty    like water on parched ground        seep through our messiness              germinating orchards of love. Read more…
  81. Blessing for Walking Humbly

    May we walk humbly alert to our questionsopen to freshnessencouraged to do justicefortified by daily breadsaturated with your rainbow ... Read more…
  82. Blessing for Care of Children

    Whenever we see or hear a childmay joy spring in usand protection issue from us.May selflessness engage us and love draw us deeper ... Read more…
  83. Blessing of Communion

    May divine mysteryallure us in loveshow us many facesopen us to communionand walk with us in creationtoday and always. Read more…