Our Little River Wairewa Community Blessing

Heavenly Father, we take upon ourselves the mantle of authority

that Jesus delegates to his disciples and in his name we speak to every

household in the valleys, on the hillsides and by the beaches and say to you:

We bless you in the name of the Lord. We bless your marriages that they

may be strong and whole. We bless the partners in each marriage that

the marriages between them may be loving, forgiving, merciful and strong.

We bless every intergenerational relationship within each household that

there may be peace and love and understanding flowing between each one.

In Jesus’ name we bless every network of wholesome and supportive friendships.

We bless your health that you may be strong and well. In Jesus’ name we

resist any sickness or disease which seeks to invade these valleys, and to every

person in these valleys we say be well, be strong, be healthy.

To any who are sick right now we say we bless you in Jesus’ name

with speedy recovery.

We bless your wealth that you may have plenty to replace poverty.

We bless you to have enough to live and enough to give.

We bless the work of your hands that whatever you turn your hand to

which is wholesome may be profitable.

We bless every wholesome enterprise that is conducted by you that

it may prosper and be successful.

We bless the grass of the fields that it may be strong and nutritious

throughout the year.

We bless the flocks and the herds that they may be well and strong

and that they may multiply. We bless the cultivated land that it may

yield rich harvest.

We bless local schools that they may be safe, secure places for

teachers and pupils alike, We bless the children’s capacity to learn

and develop relationships and we bless their simple trust in Jesus,

that their trust may grow and become enriched.

We speak to the churches and to all the other places of worship and

we say we bless you in the name of the Lord, that the Holy Spirit

and the Word of God may flow out from you in power. We bless

the hearts of all who live in the valleys, on the hillsides and by the beaches that you

may be quickened to hear and respond to the voice of the Living God.

We bless all who live and work here, that the overspill of the blessings

of the presence of the Kingdom of God may fall upon you.