Karakia Timatanga – Beginning Prayer

Karakia Tīmatanga (Begining prayer)

1. E Rongo e whakairihia ki runga hai, ae, tuturu o whiti whakamaua kia tīna, tīna, haumiē hui taīki e. (Whanganui)
May the peacefull essence bestow upon us, that which we acknowledge, bind and gather together, A men.

2. Ko te mouri ki runga, ko te mouri ki raro, ko te mouri e Rongo, e whakairihia ēnei kupu kōrero ki te piringa tāhuhu ō tō tātou whare, tuturu o whiti whakamaua kia tīna, tīna, haumie hui e taīki e. (Whanganui)
We call upon the living essence and may peace bestow upon us, that which we acknowledge, bind and gather together, A men.

3. E te Māngai e ngā Anahera pono, e te toko toru tapu, kia tatū mai koutou i waenganui i tēnei whakamoemiti ō mātou, ki a tatari i ngā kupu katoa e whakapuākina ana mātou ki roto i tō koutou kororiatanga. ā, ko koutou hoki te tīmatanga me te whakaotinga o ngā mea katoa. o a mātou e tūmanako atu nei ki roto i tō koutou koroiatanga, ā, ko Te Māngai hei tautokotia mai, aia nei, ake nei Ae. (Ratana)

Our leaeder and our sacred Holy Angels, may you be with us as we give thanks for all. May you guide our prayers of glory. You that have provided many from the beginning till the end. You glorify our hopes and dreams our leader and oh spiritual ones, A men.