our Father in heaven,
you have granted the long-felt desire of
the Maori people for shepherds
to guide them in holiness and in Maoritanga;
bless your servants
of the church's in Aotearoa;
keep them a faithful,
strengthened, with us all,
by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
May the God of Peace sanctify us wholly,
and may our spirit, soul and body
be kept sound and blameless
at the coming of your Lord Jesus Christ.
May Christ the King give us his blessing of peace.