lords prayer words - traditional and contemporary prayers

House Blessing Prayer

Gathered together on this page are a number of prayers and resources for blessing your home. Here you can find out about house blessing parties, creative prayer ideas, a video for sending to someone about to move into a new house, and scriptures about the home.

Celtic Blessing

My Fortress
The Sacred Three
My fortress be
Encircling me
Come and be round
My hearth and my home.

resources on this page

House Blessing Prayer

An inspiring house blessing prayer suitable for sending to a friend as an email link or posting on facebook:-

Here is the words to the prayer at living-prayers.com

Use wisdom and understanding to establish your home; let good sense fill the rooms with priceless treasures.

Proverbs 24:3-4 (CEV)

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

How to Bless a House

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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house blessing prayer

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.

Write scriptures on your floors!

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!

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House Blessing Parties
This is a great way to bless your new home, and announce that the Kingdom of God is here!

Consider creating an evening with food and drink - and then invite your guests to move through your home (as a whole group, or if there are too many, in small prayer groups) and pray in each room. Ask the group to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes there is a history with a property - it is worth doing some tactful research with neighbours or the previous owner to find out about the "spiritual" history of the building. This will provide useful prayer points for you as you pray in the different rooms. Also, we read in 1 Corinthians 12:8 that some people can receive from the Holy Spirit the gift of supernatural knowledge. It may well be that as you move through the rooms of your new home that somebody amongst you will receive a word from God about the history of the house. This will inform your prayers for the property.

Bible verses about home

Here are a selection of scriptures that you may find useful to meditate on or read outloud as you pray for your home.

The Earth is the Lord's

Try praying the following scripture out loud in your home, and be conscious that every part of your property is God's. All of it belongs to Him!

"The earth is the LORD's, with its fullness; the world, and those who dwell therein."

Psalm 24:1, (NHEB)

A Prayer for Service

If it is possible, each person of your family should commit themselves to loving and serving the living God in your new home:-

"But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Joshua 24:15, (NIV)

Take a moment to hear from God...

here are links to some wonderfully inspired prayers to aid your journey