Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, You have nurtured and guided us over many long years since You created humankind out of Your desire to see us live the Joyous Life.  Also, with the arrival of the Promised Time, you received Oyasama as your living shrine and revealed the truth of the creation in detail, taught the service, showed us free and unlimited blessings, and guided us toward the path of the Joyous Life. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we spiritedly apply our efforts toward the path of single-heartedness with God.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the February monthly service.  The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Due to your blessing we have completed another month of spreading the teachings and engaging in salvation work bringing the joy of faith to the people in the community. We give thanks that we were able to contribute and assist at the recent Boy’s and Girl’s Association Leadership Camp and the New Year BBQ Picnic held last month with twelve persons attending from Pearl Church. We give thanks for the HARP Seminar held at Mission Headquarters in which two persons attended from Pearl Church.  We give thanks that an average of four persons are helping with tree trimming and yard work for the elderly in our community. We also give thanks to be blessed two home stay students from Tenri Kyoko Gakuen who came not only to learn English, but also plant seeds of sincerity by engaging nioigake and hinokishin.  We continue with resolve to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

The Mission Headquarters will be conducting a cleanup Hinokishin Day at Tenri Cultural Center on February 21st to beautify the Center so that we may spread the fragrance of the teachings to the community.  The Cultural Center serves the public through the Tenri Bunko (Library), the Judo club, the Bazaar, Saturday Japanese School and other functions.  May we be resolved to participate with as many people as possible with joy and sincerity.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the February Monthly Service today, in this 174th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this last month of this 173rd year of Tenrikyo we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama and we give thanks for the many and
continuous blessings we have received throughout the year.

Today, for this December monthly service at Pearl Church, the service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyfully and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to
sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing the repainting of Pearl Church was finally completed on November 24, nineteen persons attended the thanksgiving dinner held on November 25 and also, two junior leaders and three adult leaders from Pearl Church participated in the Boy’s and Girl’s Association Leaders Fun camp held at the mission HQ on November 26 through 27. In addition, an average of four persons helped with the weekly yard work on neglected sidewalks and various private yards as well as the Tenri Cultural Center throughout the year. The Sazuke was administered a total of 23 times for the month of November and a blessing service was
conducted for a place of business on December 2. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

In the remaining days of this year we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where all people help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity toward the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the last monthly service of the 173rd Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

    God the Parent, in this month of Thanksgiving, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth.  In gratitude, we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

    Today, for this November monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessed by your love and protection.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

    Through your blessing and guidance seven persons from Pearl Church attended the Mission Headquarters October Grand Service. Also, four persons from Pearl Church attended the Tengen October Grand Service on October 23rd and four persons attended the church headquarters October Grand Service.  A total of three persons returned Jiba for the month of October.  Seven persons from Pearl Church, “trick or treated” for UNICEF in Waikiki.

     Also due to Your blessing we are most happy to report that we are near completion of The Pearl Church exterior painting project with numerous people contributing to see its completion.  We give thanks that an average of four persons are helping with tree trimming and yard work for the elderly in our community. We thank you deeply to these wonderful blessings.

    In this eleventh month of the 173rd year of Tenrikyo, we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

    We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the November Monthly Service today.

    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:
    God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development.  We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.
    
    Today is the day we are granted to conduct the September monthly service at Pearl Church.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.
    
    Through your blessing twenty persons from Pearl Church helped at the annual Tenrikyo Bazaar held on August 29th making ohagi, helping with the parking and shuttle van service, and the after cleanup and with the pastor of this church serving as chair for the 4th year.  Moses, Chieko and Sadie Nakao completed one year of service at Pearl Church and have moved out on their own.
    
The all Tenrikyo Nioigake Day was held on Labor Day, September 6 with 18 persons attending from Pearl Church.  An average of four persons served the community by doing yard work for the elderly, clearing neglected sidewalks and tree trimming at Rainbow Hale.  We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy and hope of many people attending the various activities.

    In this 9th month of the 173rd Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.
    
With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

    We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the September Monthly Service.
    
    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development.  We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the August monthly service at Pearl Church.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.

Through your blessing, fives persons from Pearl Church, returned to Jiba in July with two persons attending the Besseki Lecture, one for the first time.  Also two persons served as the Overseas

Boy’s and Girl’s Association Hinokishin Corps counselors. This month the annual Tenrikyo Bazaar will be held on August 24 with the pastor of this church again serving as chair and members of this church helping in the ohagi production, bubble drink booth, parking, shuttle bus, cleanup and other various capacities.  In addition later this month, two persons will return to Jiba, one of whom will be attending his first Besseki Lecture and who will be our fourth person to take the Besseki pledge this year which is the most since the time of our first head minister. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy and hope of seeing increasing numbers of people attending the various activities.

In this 8th month of the 171st Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.
With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the August Monthly Service.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of

Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use of our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the July monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.

Through your blessing, twenty-five persons from Pearl Church, attended the Annual Tenrikyo Picnic on July 5th. The pastor of this church served as the Doctrine Class English Instructor and Mrs. Taeko Nakao served as the women’s instruments instructor for the first half of the one-month Hawaii Spiritual Development Course held at Mission Headquarters. We continue with the community yard service helping the elderly maintain their yards and neglected sidewalks.

Later this month, the pastor of this church will be accompanying a group of ten persons participating in this year’s Children’s Pilgrimage to Jiba.

We give thanks that in this time of the economic recovery, most in our congregation are not severely affected. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible.

In this 7th month of the 173rd Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the July Monthly Service.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

    God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development.  We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.

    Today is the day we are granted to conduct the June monthly service at Pearl Church.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.

    Through your blessing, twelve persons from Pearl Church, including four service performers attended the Hawaii Young Men’s Association, Women’s Association and Young Women’s Club Joint General Meeting on May 15th. In addition nineteen people including 11 children, participated and volunteered at the annual Boy’s and Girl’s Association Spring Camp and General Meeting held from May 29-31 in which nearly 100 persons were involved.  We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible. Also, an average of four persons helped with the weekly yard work at tree trimming at the eleven locations including the Tenri Cultural Center.

    In this 6th month of the 173rd Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

    We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the June Monthly Service.

    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

    God the Parent, we are grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth.  We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

    Today, for this May monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Mother’s Day and we give thanks to our mothers and Oyasama who has the soul of the first mother of all human beings.  We thank them for their love and nurturing.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

    Through your blessing, fourteen persons from Pearl Church returned to Jiba during the Women’s Association 100th Anniversary this past April.  Also eight persons from Pearl Church attended the Boy’s and Girl’s Association Oyasama Birthday Activity at mission headquarters on April 18th.   Also due to the members sincere efforts forty-nine persons from Pearl Church attended the All Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day at Honolulu Zoo on May 1. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy of increasing numbers of people attending the various activities.  

    Also this month marks three years since we purchased the 15-passenger van which has proven to be a valuable asset in our salvation work.  On a weekly basis the van is being used for yard work in the community and for transporting people to the Mission Headquarters and other locations for church activities.
 
    We vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

    We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the May Monthly Service today, held in this 172nd Year of Tenrikyo.

    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

    God the Parent, You have nurtured and guided us over many long years since You created humankind out of Your desire to see human beings live the Joyous Life.  Also, coinciding with the arrival of the Promised Time, you accepted Oyasama as your living shrine and revealed the truth of the creation in detail, taught the service, showed us free and unlimited blessings, and guided us toward the path of the Joyous Life. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we spiritedly apply our efforts toward the path of single-heartedness with God.

    Today is the day we are granted to conduct the March monthly service. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

    Due to Your blessing six people from Pearl Church helped in the Tenri Cultural Center Hinokishin Day on February 15th in which the Japanese Garden, the Hawaii Tenri Bunko Library, the Judo Hall, the rain gutters and the cultural center grounds were cleaned.  Every Friday, Sakura Academy conducts Japanese language class here at Pearl Church with six student and every Tuesday, 2-4 persons did yard work, tree trimming and maintain neglected sidewalks at twelve homes for the elderly and disabled. In addition, seven children and six adults attended the first service practice this year at Pearl Church.  We give thanks for these many opportunities to contribute and walk the path of spiritual growth and the joyous life.

    We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Chile and the world over. And we pray that our efforts in prayer, hinokishin, sending relief and aid will bring hope and inner strength that will overcome their despair and suffering.

    We pray that Your continued guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where all people help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the March Monthly Service today, in this 173rd Year of Tenrikyo.

    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, You have nurtured and guided us over many long years since You created humankind out of Your desire to see human beings live the Joyous Life.  Also, with the arrival of the Promised Time, you received Oyasama as your living shrine and revealed the truth of the creation in detail, taught the service, showed us free and unlimited blessings, and guided us toward the path of the Joyous Life. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we spiritedly apply our efforts toward the path of single-heartedness with God.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the February monthly service.  The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Due to your blessing we have completed another month of engaging in spreading the teach-ings and engaging in salvation work bringing the joy of faith to the people in the community. We give thanks that we were able to contribute and assist at the recent Boy’s and Girl’s Association Leadership Camp in which 3 participants and 3 adult leaders took part from Pearl Church and the New Year BBQ Picnic held last month with 20 people attending from Pearl Church. We give thanks that an average of four persons are helping with tree trimming and yard work for the elderly in our community. We also give thanks to be blessed two home stay students from Tenri Kyoko Gakuen who came not only to learn English, but also plant seeds of sincerity by engaging nioigake and hinokishin.  We continue with resolve to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

The Mission Headquarters will be conducting a cleanup Hinokishin Day at Tenri Cultural Center on February 15th to beautify the Center so that we may spread the fragrance of the teachings to the community.  The Cultural Center serves the public through the Tenri Bunko (Library), the Judo club, the Bazaar, Saturday Japanese School and other functions.  We pray for fair weather as we resolve to participate with as many people as possible with joy and sincerity.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the February Monthly Service today, in this 173rd Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

      God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth.  In gratitude, we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

      Today, for this November monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessed by your love and protection.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

      Through your blessing and guidance two persons from Pearl Church helped in the YMA Mission HQ bathroom painting and TCC storage shed Painting Hinokishin on October 24th and eight people trick or treated for UNICEF in Waikiki with a total of thirty persons from various affiliations. Twelve persons from Pearl Church attended the Mission Headquarters October Grand Service. Also, two persons from Pearl Church attended the church headquarters October Grand Service, which included the pastor of this church who also attended the Tengen October Grand Service on October 23rd. A total of three persons returned Jiba for the month of October.  Also due to Your blessing we are most happy to report that we were able to purchase a new taiko and surigane fulfilling the goal we set last year in October.  We thank you deeply to these wonderful blessings.

      In this eleventh month of the 172st year of Tenrikyo, we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

      We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the November Monthly Service today.

      In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development.  We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the September monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.

Through your blessing twenty persons from Pearl Church helped at the annual Tenrikyo Bazaar held on August 30th making ohagi and bubble drinks and also helping with the games and toys booth, parking and the after cleanup and with the pastor of this church serving as chair.  Moses and Chieko Nakao completed their four and a half years of service with Church Headquarters with the last two at

the mission headquarters of Hawaii.  Earlier this month, they returned to Jiba to give their respects to God the Parent and church headquarters staff.  Also the all Tenrikyo Nioigake Day was held Labor Day, September 6 with four persons attending from Pearl Church.  We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy and hope of many people attending the various activities.

In this 9th month of the 172nd Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the September Monthly Service.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:
    God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development.  We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.
    Today is the day we are granted to conduct the August monthly service at Pearl Church.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.
    Through your blessing, a total nine persons from Pearl Church, returned to Jiba in July with one person attending the Besseki Lecture for the first time and two attended the basics course.  Also one person participated in the Young Men’s Association International Hinokishin Corps and one person served as the Overseas Boy’s and Girl’s Association Hinokishin Corps counselor and one child participating.  A total of six persons participated in the Children’s Pilgrimage with the Pastor of this church serving as the Hawaii group leader.   Also, on July 23rd, the Pastor of this church was appointed board member at the upper church Tengen Bunkyokai. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy and hope of seeing increasing numbers of people attending the various activities.
    This month the annual Tenrikyo Bazaar will be held on August 30 with the pastor of this church again serving as chair and members of this church helping in the ohagi production, bubble drink booth, parking, shuttle bus, cleanup and other various capacities.  
    In this 8th month of the 172nd Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.
    With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.
    We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the August Monthly Service.
    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:
    God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use of our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development.  We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.
    Today is the day we are granted to conduct the July monthly service at Pearl Church.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.
    Through your blessing, seventeen persons from Pearl Church, attended the Annual Tenrikyo Picnic on July 3rd.  A minister from this church served as the women’s instruments instructor for the first half of the one-month Hawaii Spiritual Development Course held at Mission Headquarters.  This month, 60 persons from the Hawaii congregation will be returning to Jiba this month for the Children’s Pilgrimage.  The pastor of this church will be serving as group leader.  Seven persons will be from Pearl Church.  One child will be joining the Overseas Boys and Girls Hinokishin Corps, one person will serve as Hinokishin Corps counselor and one person will attend the Besseki Lectures for the first time.  Also one person will be participating in the Young Men’s Association International Hinokishin Corps.  We also give thanks that in this time of financial crisis, most of us are employed and receive income for shelter, food and clothing. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible.
    In this 7th month of the 172nd Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.
    With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.
    We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the July Monthly Service.
    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

      God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development.  We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.

      Today is the day we are granted to conduct the June monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.

      We are experiencing difficult economic times and a threat of a deadly flu virus.  Although 

we have not experienced any significant impact, we realize that it is a time for deep self-reflection on the present path and vow to increase our efforts in our salvation work.

      Through your blessing, ten persons from Pearl Church, including eight service performers attended the Hawaii Young Men’s Association, Women’s Association & Young Women’s Club Joint General Meeting on May 16th.  In addition eight person attended the WA Association Pep Rally on May 30 at Mission Headquarters.  We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible.

      In this 6th month of the 172nd Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

      With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

      We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the June Monthly Service.

      In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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May 2009

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

      God the Parent, we are grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth.  We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

      Today, for this May monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Mother’s Day and we give thanks to our mothers and Oyasama who has the soul of the first mother of all human beings.  We thank them for their love and nurturing.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

      Through your blessing, seven persons from Pearl Church attended the Boy’s and Girl’s Association Oyasama Birthday Activity at mission headquarters on April 19th. Also due to the members sincere efforts another record fifty-five persons from Pearl Church attended the All Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day

at Honolulu Zoo on May 2nd. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy of increasing numbers of people attending the various activities.  Also, we give thanks to be blessed with the birth of our newest and youngest member of the Pearl Church Boy’s and Girl’s Association, Zoey Mizuki Taylor, daughter of David and Annabella.

      Also This month marks two years since we purchased the 15-passenger van which has proven to be a valuable asset in our salvation work.  On a weekly basis the van is being used for yard work in the community and for transporting people to the Mission Headquarters and other locations for church activities.

      We vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

      With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

      We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the May Monthly Service today, held in this 171st Year of Tenrikyo.

      In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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    Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

    God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth.  In this last month of this 171st  year of Tenrikyo we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama and we give thanks for the many and continuous blessings we have received throughout the year.

    Today, for this December monthly service at Pearl Church, the service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyfully and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

    Through your blessing twenty-four persons attended the thanksgiving service and dinner held on Thanksgiving Day on November 27.  Also four children participated in the Aloha Band practice camp held at the mission HQ on November 29 through 30.   In addition, six persons from Pearl Church help clean Ala Moana Park for the Mission HQ monthly Hinokishin Day on December 2. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

    In the remaining days of this last month of the 171st year of Tenrikyo we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba.

    We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where all people help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity toward the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the last monthly service of the 171st Year of Tenrikyo.

    In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth.  In gratitude, we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this November monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessing by your love and protection.  The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits.  Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing and guidance eighteen people from Pearl Church helped in the YMA Hawaii Gathering Ala Moana Park cleanup Hinokishin on October 18th and 17 people attended the dinner reception that night at Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel which had an overall total of 240 persons. Ten persons from Pearl Church attended the Mission Headquarters

October Grand Service.  Also, two persons from Pearl attended the church headquarters October Grand Service, which included the pastor of this church who also attended the Tengen Branch Church October Grand Service on October 23rd, the Young Men’s Association Convention on October 27th and the Three-day Seminar – Course Two on November 1-3, as an observer.  Also we were blessed to have a member of this church attend the Three-day Seminar – Course One in Jiba on October 10-12 and install a home shrine on October 28.  We thank you deeply to these wonderful blessings.

In this eleventh month of the 171st year of Tenrikyo, we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba.  We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others.  We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters.  With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the November Monthly Service today.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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September 2008

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In gratitude, we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this September monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessing by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing and guidance three persons returned to Jiba in August one for whom it was his first pilgrimage and first Besseki Lecture. He is our fourth person to take the Besseki pledge this year which is the most since the time of our first head minister.

The 38th annual Tenrikyo Bazaar was successfully held on August 24 with twenty-four persons from Pearl Church, compared to 15 last year, helping with hinokishin in various capacities including ohagi making, bubble drink booth, cleanup, parking attendant, shuttle bus driver, entertainment, and the Pastor of this church serving as chair for the second year. Also, twenty-one persons from Pearl Church participated in the annual All Tenrikyo Nioigake Day on September 1st, compared to 18 last year. We thank you deeply to these wonderful blessings.

In this ninth month of the 171st year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the September Monthly Service today.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the August monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.

Through your blessing, fives persons from Pearl Church, returned to Jiba in July with two persons attending the Besseki Lecture, one for the first time. Also two persons served as the Overseas

Boy’s and Girl’s Association Hinokishin Corps counselors. This month the annual Tenrikyo Bazaar will be held on August 24 with the pastor of this church again serving as chair and members of this church helping in the ohagi production, bubble drink booth, parking, shuttle bus, cleanup and other various capacities. In addition later this month, two persons will return to Jiba, one of whom will be attending his first Besseki Lecture and who will be our fourth person to take the Besseki pledge this year which is the most since the time of our first head minister. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy and hope of seeing increasing numbers of people attending the various activities.

In this 8th month of the 171st Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the August Monthly Service.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, as we receive Your overflowing grace and blessings, which grants us the free use our our bodies, we advance toward the realization of the joyous life world as you guide us in our spiritual development. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we apply our effort in sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and salvation work.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the July monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. As you observe the brothers and sisters of the path who have looked forward to this day singing the songs of the service in unison with hearts filled with gratitude for Your parental love, we hope that You can be spirited as well.

Through your blessing, twenty-three persons from Pearl Church, attended the Annual Tenrikyo Picnic on July 4th. Last month two persons returned to Jiba from our church, one of them

for her first time and attended three Besseki Lectures. This month the pastor of this church served as the Doctrine of Tenrikyo instructor for 2nd half of the Hawaii Spiritual Development Course. Mrs. Taeko Nakao served as the women's instruments instructor for the first half. Also two persons will be returning to Jiba this month for the Children's Pilgrimage with one person serving as BGA Hinokishin Corps counselor. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy and hope of seeing increasing numbers of people attending the various activities and experiencing the joy of faith.

In this 7th month of the 171st Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the July Monthly Service.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this May monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Mother's Day and we give thanks to our mothers and Oyasama who has the soul of the first mother of all human beings. We thank them for their love and nurturing. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing five persons from Pearl Church returned to Jiba during the month of Oyasama's Birthday with three attending the Basics Course and one taking the Besseki Pledge and attended six Besseki Lectures. On April 20th, nine persons from Pearl Church attended the Boy's and Girl's Association Oyasama Birthday Activity. This month marks one year since we purchased the 15-

passenger van which has proven to be a valuable asset in our salvation work. On a weekly basis the van is being used for yard work in the community and for transporting people to the Mission Headquarters and other locations for church activities. Through the members sincere efforts another record thirty-four persons from Pearl Church attended the All Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day at Honolulu Zoo on May 3 which is ten more than last year. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy of increasing numbers of people attending the various activities. Also, we give thanks to be blessed with the birth of our newest and youngest member of the Pearl Church Boy's and Girl's Association, Sadie Ayumu Nakao, daughter of Moses and Chieko.

We vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the May Monthly Service today, held in this 171st Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, on this April monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Oyasama's 210th Birthday in joy and gratitude for being the Shrine of Tsukihi. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through Your wonderful working we were blessed with seven children and seven adult volunteers from Pearl Church who participated and helped in this past Boy's and Girl's

Association General Meeting and Spring Camp in March. Also, seven participants plus two volunteers from Pearl Church attended and helped at the Successors of the Path Workshop held at the mission headquarters on March 29th. Our Spring Memorial Service was respectfully held on March 30th with five attendees. In addition, two persons will return to Jiba for the Oyasama Birthday Celebration, with one to take the Besseki Pledge and attend his first Besseki Lectures. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

We vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the April Monthly Service today, held in this 171st Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, You have nurtured and guided us over many long years since You created humankind out of Your desire to see human beings live the Joyous Life. Also, coinciding with the arrival of the Promised Time, you accepted Oyasama as your living shrine and revealed the truth of the creation in detail, taught the service, showed us free and unlimited blessings, and guided us toward the path of the Joyous Life. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we spiritedly apply our efforts toward the path of single-heartedness with God.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the March monthly service. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Due to Your blessing we are able to accommodate a church live-in from January 21, one home stay student from Switzerland from January 26 – February 29, and two students from Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School from February 7 through 14. Also, nine people from Pearl Church helped in the Tenri Cultural Center Hinokishin Day on February 18th in which the Japanese Garden, the Hawaii Tenri Bunko Library, the Judo Hall, the rain gutters and the cultural center grounds were cleaned. On March 4, five persons joined in the Mission Headquarters monthly community Hinokishin day at Ala Moana park. Every Wednesday, 3-5 persons did yard work at various homes in Palolo Valley for the elderly and disabled. In addition, an average of 6-7 children from Pearl Church attended the Boy”s and Girl”s Association Service Practices from February 2 through March 7. Later this month we look forward to the Annual Boy”s and Girl”s Association General Meeting and Spring Camp. We give thanks for these many opportunities to contribute and walk the path of spiritual growth and the joyous life.

We pray that Your continued guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where all people help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the March Monthly Service today, in this 171st Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY SERVICE
PRAYER 2008

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

Today, on this first day of the New Year, the 171st Year of Tenrikyo, we have gathered here at this early hour with our hearts bright with hope and anticipation in looking forward to the year before us. We give thanks for the wonderful and numerous blessings we have received during this past year and in expression of our sincere gratitude for this, we have come with joy in our hearts to spiritedly perform the New Year Service.

In this 171st Year of Tenrikyo, we vow to advance in our spiritual growth and bring joy to Oyasama and God the Parent. Please continue to grant us the wisdom to make wise choices and the strength to carry out our intended resolves. Let us start anew on this path in high spirits and follow the Shinbashira’s message given to us in Instruction Two. Guide us to be strong in our faith and help us to be successful in carrying out our resolutions, with joy in our hearts.

With blessings overflowing due to your deep parental love, we vow to continue our efforts in single-hearted salvation with peace of mind and further resolve and gratitude in our hearts.

In this New Year, as we follow with minds of joy in the path of our beloved Oyasama, please help us to be determined in our efforts to overcome our shortcomings and guide us, Dear God the Parent, to attain the single-hearted mind of sincerity in our works of salvation. .

We find comfort in knowing that we live within the warm embrace of Your unconditional parental love. In our quest for further spiritual maturity, we ask that You continue to guide us through all the challenges that come before us.

On this first day of the New Year, in union with the congregation, I humbly pray for the fulfillment of our resolutions and goals for this year.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
December 2007

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:
     God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this last month of this 170th year of Tenrikyo we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama and we give thanks for the many and continuous blessings we have received throughout the year.
     Today, for this December monthly service at Pearl Church, the service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyfully and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing the symbols of worship reinstallation service, the fumigation dedication service and the November monthly service was successfully completed in the presence of our upper church head minister Rev. Motohiro Nakao with joy and gratitude. Also, a member of our church gave a faith experience speech at the Young Women’s Club Convention on November 17th. In addition, a second marriage ceremony and reception for the successor to this church and his bride was joyously held on November 25. We thank you deeply for these blessings.
     In this last month of the 170th year of Tenrikyo we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba.
     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where all people help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity toward the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the last monthly service of the 170th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
November 2007

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this 170th year of Tenrikyo we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.
     Today, for this November monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessing by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing and guidance three members of Pearl Church returned to Jiba for the
October Grand Service and on the same day received divine sanction for the church fumigation. We have completed the fumigation and roof repair safely and successfully and yesterday we conducted the Dedication Service in the presence of our upper church head minister, Rev. Motohiro Nakao. We thank you deeply for these wonderful blessings.
     In this eleventh month of the 170th year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.
     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the November Monthly Service today, held in this 170th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this 170th year of Tenrikyo we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this September monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessing by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing and guidance we have attained sixteen yoboku which is the presently the basic number required to become a church. Also, our son Moses together with his wife, Chieko, has been assigned to work at Mission Headquarters of Hawaii from August 16. The annual Tenrikyo Bazaar was successfully held on August 26 with fifteen people from Pearl Church helping with hinokishin in various capacities and with the Pastor of this church serving as chair. We thank you deeply to these wonderful blessings.

In this ninth month of the 170th year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the September Monthly Service today, held in this 170th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this 170th year of Tenrikyo we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this August monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessing by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing twelve people from Pearl Church returned to Jiba on the occasion of Moses’ wedding plus an additional 14 from the Toji family for a total of 26. Also two persons helped in the Children’s Pilgrimage activities of which one will served as the Boy’s and Girl’s Hinokishin Corps Counselor. Thank you for blessing them with faith, good health, and safety as they fulfilled their duties and participated in the activities. We thank you deeply for these blessings. In addition one person from Pearl Church enrolled in Part I of the Minister Qualification Course in Jiba.

In this eighth month of the 170th year of Tenrikyo we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the August Monthly Service today, held in this 170th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER

May 2007

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are extremely grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this May monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Mother’s Day and we give thanks to our mothers and Oyasama who has the soul of the first mother of all human beings. We thank them for their love and nurturing. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing three persons from Pearl Church returned to Jiba during the month of Oyasama’s Birthday. On April 15th, ten persons from Pearl Church attended the Boy’s and Girl’s

Association Oyasama Birthday Activity in which members from this church narrated Oyasama’s story. Also last month we were able to purchase a 15-passenger van to further our salvation work. Twenty-four persons attended the All Tenrikyo Hinokishin Day at Honolulu Zoo on May 5. Two persons are continuing in high spirits in their second month of the Three-month Spiritual Development Course in Jiba. We thank you deeply for these blessings as we strive to convey the teachings to as many people as possible and experience the joy of increasing numbers of people attending the various activities.

In this 5th month of the 170th Year of Tenrikyo we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the May Monthly Service today, held in this 170th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, You have nurtured and guided us over many long years since You created humankind out of Your desire to see human beings live the Joyous Life. Also, coinciding with the arrival of the Promised Time, you accepted Oyasama as your living shrine and revealed the truth of the creation in detail, taught the service, showed us free and unlimited blessings, and guided us toward the path of the Joyous Life. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we spiritedly apply our efforts toward the path of single-heartedness with God.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the March monthly service. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Due to your blessing six people from Pearl Church helped in the Tenri Cultural Center Hinokishin Day on February 19th in which an estimated 150 people participated. We give thanks that we were able to have a representative from Pearl Church assist at the Hawaii Island Women’s Association Oyasama Birthday Offertory Performance on February 24 and on the same day, the pastor of this church taught the service dance at the Young Women’s Club camp at Taitan Church. In addition, seven children attended the Boy’s and Girl’s Association Service Practices on March 3 and 9. Later this month we look forward to the Annual Boy’s and Girl’s Association General Meeting and Spring Camp. We give thanks for these many opportunities to contribute and walk the path of spiritual growth and the joyous life.

We pray that Your continued guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where all people help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the March Monthly Service today, in this 170th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER

February 2007

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, You have nurtured and guided us over many long years since You created humankind out of Your desire to see human beings live the Joyous Life. Also, coinciding with the arrival of the Promised Time, you accepted Oyasama as your living shrine and revealed the truth of the creation in detail, taught the service, showed us free and unlimited blessings, and guided us toward the path of the Joyous Life. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we spiritedly apply our efforts toward the path of single-heartedness with God.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the February monthly service. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Due to your blessing we have completed another month of engaging in spreading the teachings and engaging in salvation work bringing the joy of faith to the people in the community. We give thanks that we were able to contribute and assist at the recent Hawaii Boy’s and Girl’s Association Leadership Camp and New Year BBQ Picnic held last month. We have completed Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary activities and we continue with resolve to make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

Hawaii Dendocho has planned to conduct a clean up Hinokishin Day at Tenri Cultural Center on February 19th to beautify the Center so that we may spread the fragrance of the teachings to the community. The Cultural Center serves the public through the Tenri Bunko (Library), the Judo club, the Bazaar, Saturday Japanese School and other functions. We pray for fair weather as we resolve to participate with as many people as possible with joy and sincerity.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where we all help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the February Monthly Service today, in this 170th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this last month Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary year we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this December monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessed by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing God’s shrine was installed at one home on November 19th, and two persons attended the Aloha Band Camp during the Thanksgiving weekend. We also give thanks for people visiting and helping at the church. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

In this last month of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary year we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world where all people help one another as brothers and sisters. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the last Monthly Service of the 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this year of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today, for this November monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessed by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

Through your blessing three persons from Pearl Church returned to Jiba to participate in the Autumn Grand Services at Tengen Bunkyokai and Church Headquarters. In addition, one person attended three Besseki Lectures and one person received the Truth of Sazuke. We also give thanks for people visiting and helping at the church. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

In this eleventh month of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the November Monthly Service today, held in this 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this year of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today, for this September monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessed by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing five people from Pearl Church participated in the All Tenrikyo Nioigake Day on September 3rd. In addition, we give thanks for a home stay student and a church live-in that help at this church. We also give thanks for people visiting and helping at the church. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

     In this ninth month of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the September Monthly Service today, held in this 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
August 2006

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this year of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today, for this August monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessing by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing ten people from Pearl Church attended the various activities in Jiba this summer, including five in the Tenri Forum, two in the Young Men’s Association International Hinokishin Corps and ten in the Children’s Pilgrimage activities of which three served as the Boy’s and Girl’s Association Hinokishin Corps Counselors. Thank you for blessing them with faith, good health, and safety as they were able to complete their duties and participate in the activities without any mishap. We also give thanks for people visiting and helping at the church. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

     In this eighth month of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the August Monthly Service today, held in this 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
August 2006

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are very grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. In this year of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today, for this August monthly service at Pearl Church, we give thanks for being kept alive by your divine grace and being blessing by your love and protection. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing ten people from Pearl Church attended the various activities in Jiba this summer, including five in the Tenri Forum, two in the Young Men’s Association International Hinokishin Corps and ten in the Children’s Pilgrimage activities of which three served as the Boy’s and Girl’s Association Hinokishin Corps Counselors. Thank you for blessing them with faith, good health, and safety as they were able to complete their duties and participate in the activities without any mishap. We also give thanks for people visiting and helping at the church. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

     In this eighth month of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and continue to encourage as many people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the August Monthly Service today, held in this 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
June 2006

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are extremely grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today, for this June monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Father’s Day and we give thanks to our fathers. We thank them for their love and nurturing. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing fourteen people from Pearl Church attended the Hawaii Women’s Association General Meeting and Mini-bazaar of May 20th, and we give thanks to people visiting the church on a daily basis. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

     In this sixth month of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the June Monthly Service today, held in this 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
April 2006

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are extremely grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today, on this April monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Oyasama’s 208th Birthday. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through you blessing three people from Pearl Church will be returning to Jiba during this month of Oyasama’s Birthday. In addition, one person is attending the Shuyoka English class. We thank you deeply for these blessings.
     In this 4th month of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering.
With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.
     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the April Monthly Service today, held in this 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
March 2006

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, You have nurtured and guided us over many long years since You created humankind out of Your desire to see human beings live the Joyous Life. Also, coinciding with the arrival of the Promised Time, you accepted Oyasama as your living shrine and revealed the truth of the creation in detail, taught the service, showed us free and unlimited blessings, and guided us toward the path of the Joyous Life. We are forever grateful for these blessings and we express our gratitude day and night as we spiritedly apply our efforts toward the path of single-heartedness with God.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the March monthly service. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Due to your blessing a member of Tenrikyo Pearl Church was able to attend his fifth Besseki lecture on February 24th. Also another member will be attending the English Shuyoka in Japan for April, May and June and we look forward to the rest of this year when other members and friends will be returning to Jiba in observance of the 120th Anniversary. Also we welcome a new home stay student who will be staying with us on a short term basis to study English for three weeks.
In this seasonal time of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary, we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind and encourage as much people as possible to return to Jiba.

     With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the March Monthly Service today, in this 169th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
December 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, since the time You appeared before us with Oyasama as Your Shrine, You gave us the proof of the origin, and revealed to us the divine model, teaching us the way to follow this path. Then with your free and unlimited workings, You swept away the dust from the minds of people, showing us miraculous blessings as You guide us toward the Joyous Life.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the December monthly service, the last monthly service for 2005 at Pearl Church. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     As we look back at 2005 we give thanks for the many wonderful blessings we received throughout the year: From Pearl church we had someone return to Jiba for the Oyasama Birthday Celebration Pilgrimage and attend the Women’s Association General Meeting in Jiba, seven persons attended the Tengen Branch Church’s 80th Anniversary, we obtained the sign permit for the Pearl Church sign, one member is presently serving at the Overseas Department at Church Headquarters for two years from March and one member attended the Hawaii Spiritual Development Course. We had the honor of a visit by the Director of Administrative Affairs Rev. Masahiko Iburi and Rev. Takaharu Ichise, head of the North America Section of the Overseas Department. Our pastor serving as the chairperson of the Hawaii Boy’s and Girl’s Association returned to Jiba with the Children’s Pilgrimage group. Many different people have stayed and helped at the church and also people have been visiting the church on a daily basis to worship and help in other ways. Most important of all, we had the opportunity to convey and practice the teachings through nioigake and salvation work. We thank you kindly and deeply for these marvelous blessings.

In this seasonal time, the last month before Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary, we vow to continue to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind.

     With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the December Monthly Service today, the last monthly service in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
November 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:


     God the Parent, since the time You appeared before us with Oyasama as Your Shrine, You gave us the proof of the origin, and revealed to us the divine model, teaching us the way to follow this path. Then with your free and unlimited workings, You swept away the dust from the minds of people, showing us miraculous blessings as You guide us toward the Joyous Life.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the November monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing we have a live-in person and a home stay student at Pearl Church. We also have people visiting the church on a daily basis. We thank you kindly and deeply for these wonderful blessings.

In this seasonal time, the last year of the three years one thousand days before Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary, we have experienced one disaster after another leaving many people suffering from injuries, grief from loss of loved ones, being without shelter and other basic necessities. We are aware of the urgency to advance our spiritual growth in this seasonal time and we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind.

     With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the November Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
September 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, since the time You appeared before us with Oyasama as Your Shrine, You gave us the proof of the origin, and revealed to us the divine model, teaching us the way to follow this path. Then with your free and unlimited workings, You swept away the dust from the minds of people, showing us miraculous blessings as You guide us toward the Joyous Life.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the September monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing the annual Tenrikyo Bazaar was successfully held on August 28th with many members and friends from Pearl Church helping with joy and gratitude. We thank you kindly and deeply for these wonderful blessings.

In this seasonal time, the last year of the three years one thousand days before Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary, we have experienced another disaster in the form of Hurricane Katrina in the gulf region of the United States. Many people have perished, more still needs to be rescued, and many left homeless and destitute. We are aware of the urgency to advance our spiritual growth in this seasonal time and we vow to work together engaging in hinokishin and salvation work with a unity of mind.

     With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the September Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
August 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, since the time You appeared before us with Oyasama as Your Shrine, You gave us the proof of the origin, and revealed to us the divine model, teaching us the way to follow this path. Then with your free and unlimited workings, You swept away the dust from the minds of people, showing us miraculous blessings as You guide us toward the Joyous Life.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the August monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing we had the honor of a visit to Pearl Church by the church headquarters director in chief of administrative affairs Rev. Masahiko Iburi and the head of the Overseas Department America section Rev. Takaharu Ichise on July 16th. Also on that same day, 6 persons including one from Pearl Church graduated from the Hawaii Shuyokai. In addition the Pastor of this Church departed on July 19th to attend the July monthly service at Tengen Bunkyokai and the Children’s Pilgrimage activities as the chairperson of the Hawaii Boy’s and Girl’s Association and returned safely on July 30th. We thank you kindly and deeply for these wonderful blessings.

In this seasonal time, the last year of the three years one thousand days before Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary, we vow to work together to further our spiritual growth by engaging in salvation work with a unity of mind.

     With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the August Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER

July 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, since the time You appeared before us with Oyasama as Your Shrine, You gave us the proof of the origin, and revealed to us the divine model, teaching us the way to follow this path. Then with your free and unlimited workings, You swept away the dust from the minds of people, showing us miraculous blessings as You guide us toward the Joyous Life.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the July monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing the Pastor of this Church will be departing on July 19th to attend the Children’s Pilgrimage activities as the chairman of the Boy’s and Girl’s

Association. We thank you kindly and deeply.
In this seasonal time, the last year of the three years one thousand days before Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary, we vow to work together to further our spiritual growth by engaging in salvation work with a unity of mind.

     We are now six months away from the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering. We pray for the homeless, that they also may have faith and resolve and eventually find shelter. In this last year, we continue to reflect on our ways and resolve to engage in Hinokishin and administer the Sazuke to those suffering from illness, so that we may convey the intention of the original Parent to people who are lost about their place in the world.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the July Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
June 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are extremely grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the June monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing we are very fortunate to have a live-in missionary here at Pearl Church who will stay for one year and one person from Pearl Church to attend the Hawaii Shuyokai. We vow to use this opportunity in this seasonal time, the last year of the three years one thousand days before Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary to work together to further our spiritual growth by engaging in salvation work with a unity of mind. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

     We are now seven months away from the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering. We pray for the homeless, that they also may have faith and resolve and eventually find shelter. In this last year, we continue to reflect on our ways and resolve to engage in Hinokishin and administer the Sazuke to those suffering from illness, so that we may convey the intention of the original Parent to people who are lost about their place in the world.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the June Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
May 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are extremely grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today is the day we are granted to conduct the May monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

     Through your blessing seven members from Pearl Church were able to return to Jiba to attend our Parent Church, Tengen Bunkyokai 80th Anniversary and 130th Anniversary as one of the early fraternities during Oyasama’s physical presence. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

     We are now eight months away from the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering. We pray for the homeless, that they also may have faith and resolve and eventually find shelter. In this last year, we continue to reflect on our ways and resolve to further our spiritual growth by engaging in Hinokishin and administer the Sazuke to those suffering from illness, so that we may convey the intention of the original Parent to people who are lost about their place in the world.
With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the May Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
April 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

     God the Parent, we are extremely grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

     Today, on this April monthly service at Pearl Church, we celebrate Oyasama’s 207th Birthday. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.


     Through you blessing three people from Pearl Church will be returning to Jiba during this month of Oyasama’s Birthday. In addition, we have finally received the permit to post the church sign. We thank you deeply for these blessings.

     We are now seven months away from the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. We pray for the victims and survivors of conflicts and disasters in the world; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering. In this last year, we continue to reflect on our ways and resolve to further our spiritual growth by engaging in Hinokishin and administer the Sazuke to those suffering from illness, so that we may convey the intention of the original Parent to people who are lost about their place in the world.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.

     We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the April Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

     In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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Monthly Service Prayer

MONTHLY SERVICE PRAYER
March 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, pray with reverence:

God the Parent, we are extremely grateful for Your constant protection and gradual instruction that guides us on the path to spiritual growth. We are all striving for the sake of single-hearted salvation while leaning on the ever-living Oyasama.

Today is the day we are granted to conduct the March monthly service at Pearl Church. The service performers will now unite their hearts to perform the seated service and Teodori joyously and in high spirits. Please accept our prayers as we brothers and sisters of this Path have looked forward to this day and have gathered before You to sing the Mikagura-uta.

We are now eight months away from the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. While we live in relative peace and harmony in Hawaii, we realize that there are many people in the world suffering from the effects of disasters and conflicts. We pray for the victims and survivors of these conflicts and disasters; that they may have faith and resolve to overcome their grief and suffering. In this last year, we continue to reflect on our ways and resolve to further our spiritual growth by engaging in Hinokishin and administer the Sazuke to those suffering from illness, so that we may convey the intention of the original Parent to people who are lost about their place in the world.

With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama.
We pray that Your guidance will strengthen us into worthy Yoboku, striving with a single heart for the salvation of others. We hope that our efforts will bring joy to You and peace in this world. With our minds in unity towards the Truth of the Jiba, we would like to spiritedly perform the March Monthly Service today, held in this 168th Year of Tenrikyo.

In union with the congregation, I pray for these blessings.

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