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Before You Leave

A Parish Prayer for Pauatahanui

God our Creator,
You call your people to be a sign of your life in the world.
Make the churches of this parish, places of holiness and hospitality.
Strengthen your people to share your love.
Give us courage and vision,
trusting in your constant presence and following the examples of
St Alban, St Andrew, and St Mark.
So we pray in the name of Jesus our Saviour and Companion.

Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
E to matou Matua i te rangi
Kia tapu tou Ingoa.
Kia tae mai tou rangatiratanga.
Kia meatia tau e pai ai
ki runga kite whenua,
kia rite ano ki to te rangi.
Homai ki a matou aianei
he taro ma matou mo tenei ra.
Murua o matou hara,
Me matou hoki e muru nei
i o te hunga e hara ana ki a matou.
Aua hoki matou e kawea kia whakawaia;
Engari whakaorangia matou i te kino:
Nou hoki te rangatiratanga, te kaha,
me te kororia,
Ake ake ake. Amine.

Go now to love and serve the Lord. Go in peace
Haere i runga i te rangimarie i runga i te aroha me te ngakau hihiko ki te mahi ki te Ariki.

The Woven Cross

The Woven Cross symbolThis cross which appears as the half title in A New Zealand Prayer Book / He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa, is also an official corporate symbol of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.

Designed by artist Ross Hemera, the stylised cross is of fluid design with Maori motifs; this is set against a background which reflects traditional flax weave patterning of the peoples of Polynesia. It symbolises a church of three tikanga or cultural streams. The unfinished edge is an indication of our incompleteness, or continuing journey, that God is still at work in us and the church.