If you’ve read this blog for long, you know I’m a firm believer in the power of prayer, so today I’m sharing a house blessing.
Our family has moved many times over the years, and we cover the entire process with prayer every time. And when we built a house from the ground up back in 2003, we built it on our knees.
Every step of the way, we prayed God would make our home a light on the hill. That His love would shine from the heart of every member of our family out through every window and door.
We knew that…
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” (Psalm 127:1)
That’s why we prayed for His blessing when the foundations were laid. We wrote verses of Scripture on the studs when our house was framed. We committed it to the Lord as the finishing touches were applied. And we relied on God’s abundant provision of strength and energy when the time finally came to move in.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
We’ve prayed these same prayers over every home we’ve ever lived in, before or since. Whether big or small. Near or far. Owning, renting, or assigned by the army.
A Blessing to Pray over Your House:
Lord, we lift up this house and all the people who live in it. We ask You to pour out Your richest blessings upon this place and make it:
Happy & Humble
We pray You would satisfy the inhabitants of this house with Your unfailing love and unending joy. Keep them close as they draw near to You in humility. Fill the rooms of this home with every good & perfect gift. (Psalm 90:14; James 4:8, 1:7; Proverbs 24:4)
Open to Others
May guests in this house feel warm and welcome. Bless the family members as they extend hospitality, serving others in love. Help them do the necessary work cheerfully & unto the Lord, as if entertaining angels. (1 Peter 4:9-10; Colossians 3:23; Hebrews 13:2)
Understanding & Uplifting
Crown all who live in this home with wisdom & an uncommon depth of understanding. May the speech heard between these walls lift all eyes to You. May Your name be honored & glorified in every thought, word, & deed. (Job 28:28; James 1:5; Proverbs 9:10; 1 Corinthians 10:31)
Safe & Secure
Lord, we know that unless You guard this house, the guards stand watch in vain. So we pray You would fortify its inhabitants against every threat, both from within and without. Build a hedge of protection around them & keep them in Your loving care. (Psalm 127:1, 64:1-5)
Encouraging to Everyone
Make this home a refuge of peace. May everybody who spends time here come away feeling refreshed and built up. May their hearts be equipped and encouraged. Renew their strength so that, both collectively & individually, they may run with endurance the race you’ve set before them. (Isaiah 32:18, 40:31; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 12:1)
I hope you will enjoy and use this new printable. And may the Lord Jesus Christ bless your home and every person in it with all the riches of His grace!