E pule kākou. - Let us pray. Nā Pule Hawai`i - Hawaiian Prayers - http://hawaiianlanguage.com

"We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
~
Mother Theresa

 

Ka Pule No Ka Malumalu ~ Ka Pule Lôkahi
The Prayer for Protection ~ The Unity Prayer


 Ka mâlamalama o ke Akua e ho`opuni mai iâ kâkou.
The light of God surrounds us.

Ke aloha o ke Akua e kîpuni mai iâ kâkou.
The love of God enfolds us.

Ka mana o ke Akua e ho`opakele mai iâ kâkou.
The power of God protects us.

Ke alo o ke Akua e mâlama mai iâ kâkou.
The presence of God watches over us.

Ma kahi â kâkou, e hele aku ai he Akua nô.
Wherever we are, God is.

Amene.
Amen.

 

 

E Haku, e hana `oe ia`u i he mea pa`ahana o Kou
Lord, make me an instrument of Your

Maluhia,
Peace,

aia i hea i ka makawela, e ha`awi mai au i ke aloha,
where there is hatred, I may bring love,

aia i hea i ka `ino, e ha`awi mai au i ka kalana,
where there is injury, I may bring forgiveness, 

aia i hea i ka kû`ê`ê, e ha`awi mai au i ka lôkahi,
where there is discord, I may bring harmony,

aia i hea i ka hewa, e ha`awi mai au i ka `oia`i`o,
where there is error, I may bring truth,

aia i hea i ka kânalua, e ha`awi mai au i ka mana`o`i`o,
where there is doubt, I may bring faith,

aia i hea i ka hâ`ule ka mana`olana, e ha`awi mai au i ka mana`olana,
where there is despair, I may bring hope,

aia ia hea i ka pô`ele`ele, e ha`awi mai i ka la`akea,
where there is darkness, I may bring light

a me aia i hea i ka kaumaha, e ha`awi mai au i ka hau`oli.
and where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Ê, ka Haku Lani
O, Divine Master,

E hô mai, mai `imi au e ho`onâ mai , akâ e ho`onâ aku,
Grant, that I may not seek to be comforted, but to comfort,

mai `imi e ho`omaopopo `ia mai , akâ e ho`omaopopo aku,
not seek to be understood, but to understand,

mai `imi e aloha mai `ia, akâ e aloha aku.
not seek to be loved, but to love.

 No ka mea
Because

 ma ka ha`awi aku, ha`awi mai mâkou,
it is in giving, that we receive,

ma ka kalana, kalana mai mâkou,
it is in forgiving, that we are forgiven,

a ma ka make, hânau mâkou i ka Ola Mau Loa…
and it is in dying, that we are born to Eternal Life…

~ Kaneka Palani o Akîki
~ St. Francis of Assisi


(Translation is still in progress.)

 

 

"The truth is, there is man and there is environment. One does not supercede the other. The breath in man is the breath of Papa. Man is merely the caretaker of the land that maintains his life and nourishes his soul. Therefore, the 'âina is sacred. The church of life is not in a building, it is the open sky, the surrounding ocean, the beautiful soil..."

George Helm, January 1977

 

"I long to accomplish great and noble tasks,
but my chief duty is to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."
~ Helen Keller

 

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