Molokaʻi pule oʻo! Visit Kualapuʻu, Molokaʻi to learn about pule (prayer). Presented in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

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Video Questions

1) Aunty ʻŌpuʻulani shared that pule is an expression of deep aloha for God. What are other ways to show aloha for God? How do you show aloha to someone you truly love?

2) Aunty ʻŌpuʻulani also said that pule comes from the naʻau, which is where our thoughts and feelings come from. Why is the naʻau important in pule?

3) What kinds of things do people pray for? Where are appropriate places to pule? And at what times?

4) People might pray for the blessings of a good life. What are you thankful for and might consider a blessing?

5) Pule is done in many different religions and in many different languages. Have you heard a pule done in a language other than English? If so, how did it open? And how did it close? Why might there be a common way to begin and end a pule?

6) A famous saying for the island of Molokaʻi is “Molokaʻi pule oʻo,” or “Molokaʻi of the strong prayers.” What makes a prayer strong? In light of this saying, what were the benefits of interviewing a native of Molokaʻi on the island of Molokaʻi for the topic of pule?


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