May wayside boulders shelter you, rocks in your path become pebble-smooth, the sacred pounamu be our symbol of lasting peace.
May the cairn of remembrance connect you, the circle of stones heal you: this community our sanctuary, and faith our cornerstone. Go gladly into life with all its facets, a gemstone polished, precious, powerful: just.
Draw honey from the rock; make peace, go in peace, and be at peace, this day and always —Amen
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