Irish House Blessing
God Bless the Corners of this House
and be the Lintel Blessed
And Bless the Hearth
And Bless the Board
And Bless Each Place of Rest
Bless Each Door That Opens Wide To Strangers and to Kin
And Bless Each Crystal Windowpane
that lets the Sunshine In
And Bless the Rooftree Overhead
And Every Sturdy Wall
The Peace of Man
The Peace of God
The Peace of Love to All
Prayer poet Julie Palmer gives us three inspiring ways of blessing your home, including how to hold a house blessing gathering:-
House Blessing Prayer
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Creative ways of blessing your home
Praying for your house can involve physical acts, and encompass the different senses:-
e.g. physically laying hands on the walls of your property and praying, or sprinkling water on the walls/floors!
Light incense or scented candles in the rooms.
Hang artwork that is in some way symbolic of your faith or light a candle in each room.
Sing a simple song of worship or play one on a CD and welcome the presence of God into your property.
Also consider walking round the boundaries of your property (if this is possible, or if not, round the block of houses that your home sits in). Joshua in the Old Testament walked around Jericho seven times before he saw the purposes of God fulfilled.
Here is great creative way of giving your property to God - try writing prayers and scriptures on the floor before laying your carpets down. Follow this link on youtube to find out how Samara Cone blessed her new home this way!