SAZUKE—the Divine Grant


The Sazuke is a form of prayer to be administered to those who are suffering from illness to request God’s blessing of a recovery.

When a Yoboku, the person who has received the truth of the Sazuke, administers the Sazuke prayer with utmost sincerity to people suffering from illness, God the Parent will relieve them of any pain or suffering.

The Sazuke prayer has nothing in common with magic or incantation. God accepts both the true sincerity of a Yoboku desiring a person to be saved by all means and the resolution of a person suffering from illness, and provides the blessings according to their minds.

The Sazuke prayer is administered by performing prescribed hand movements while intoning the words “Ashiki harai, tasuke tamae, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto” (Sweep away evils and save us, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto). This is conducted three times, followed by three strokes on the afflicted part of the recipient’s body. The entire procedure is repeated two more times.

God the Parent does not have any intent of troubling us or making us suffer in presenting us with an injury or illness. Out of the parental love that desires to save us and hasten our spiritual growth, God the Parent provides us with difficulties and challenging situations, which we ought to accept as important junctures in our lives.

It is most important to reflect critically on our uses of mind as well as our actions and to resolve our mind to make further progress toward the Joyous Life.

However serious an illness there may by,

never say that it will not be cured.

Ofudesaki* XII:51

If you are suffering from illness(s) or injury(s) or know someone who is suffering from illness(s) or injury(s) and wish the administration of the Sazuke prayer, please feel free to contact the church.

*The Ofudesaki is one of Tenrikyo’s Three Scriptures. Consisting of 1,711 verses in 17 parts, the Ofudesaki was written personally by Oyasama, who revealed the divine intention of God the Parent to human beings.

Excerpts from “How to Lead a Faith-Based Life”: Pg. 46–47

“Yoboku’s Guide to Tenrikyo”: Pg. 58

“A Glossary of Tenrikyo Terms”: Pg. 364