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 Season of Creation

    May sunrise and sunsetspill awe into our heartsconfirming our communion with all creationand you, Source of Life. Magazine. Issue 241 ... Read more…
  2. 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…
  3. Blessing for Truth

    From the many strands of reality, faith, experience, hope, intelligence, love and communityguide us in ... Read more…
  4. 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, bless ... Read more…
  5. Blessing for an Open Mind

    Let your light reach into our mindstransforming our blindspotsinto places of understanding and loveRisen Christ Magazine. Issue 237 May ... Read more…
  6. 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 and ... Read more…
  7. May We Know Blessing

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

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

    Be with us Emmanuel as wepice life with humour this Christmas season. Magazine. Issue 233 December 2018: 40 Read more…
  10. Blessing of Neighbourliness

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

    Encourage us, Creative Spirit, to walk with footprintsweighed in gratitude.To choose energy that sustains all lifeso that we leave only ... Read more…
  12. 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 our ... Read more…
  13. Blessing for Education

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

    Living Spirit may couragelike startling sunshinewarm our resolutionsand encourage our practice. Tui Motu Magazine. Issue 228 July 2018: 32 Read more…
  15. Blessings of Water

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

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

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

    Fill our bowls with daily breadOur hearts with gratitude for our food Our energy with resolve that all will have enoughOur ... Read more…
  19. 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 to ... Read more…
  20. Blessing for Christmas

    Bless us Living God saturating our communities with unending hope and love so that all children ... Read more…
  21. 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…
  22. Blessing for Peace

    Reconciling Spirit live in us asngagement in houhanga rongo as we renew peace, stitching communion in our common home.          Read more…
  23. 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 and ... Read more…
  24. Blessing for Subsidiarity

    Nudge us to step upLook aroundWeigh the optionsAnd decide fairlyfor the common goodSpirit, communion of Love      magazine. Issue 218, ... Read more…
  25. 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 from ... Read more…
  26. Blessing For Participation 

    Bless us with energy motivation commitment companionship and enough love to take our part In the ... Read more…
  27. 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…
  28. Easter Blessing

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

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

    Bless us with companionsto walk with uscommitted to spillingkindnessinclusionand peacein our world. Published in Magazine Issue 212 ... Read more…
  31. Blessing for Christmas

    As fruit is stirred into the mixtureand bakedwafting spicy aromasarousing joyful anticipationtransforming into rich cakeGather us as ... Read more…
  32. 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 210 ... Read more…
  33. Blessing For Freeing Slaves

    May Mercy melt our chains freeing us to do likewise in our world. Published in Magazine. Issue 209, ... Read more…
  34. Blessing for Visiting Prisoners

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

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

    Sheltering the Homeless Read more…
  37. 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 to ... Read more…
  38. 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…
  39. 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…
  40. Blessing for Feeding the Hungry

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

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

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

    With health and lifedesire and loveremembrance and gratitude —bless us abundantly Source of Life. Read more…
  44. 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 the ... Read more…
  45. 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 God ... Read more…
  46. 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 our ... Read more…
  47. Blessing of Grace

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

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

    May beauty    like water on parched ground        seep through our messiness              germinating orchards of love. Read more…
  50. 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…
  51. Blessing of Communion

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