Whether you have recently bought a new house or live in one that’s been in your family for generations, we can always pray for the blessing of our house and family to live in peace, love, and faith.
Blessing our home is trusting God to watch over our household in mercy and grace, to protect us from bodily and spiritual harm. As Jesus instructed His disciples to bless the houses of those they entered, “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’” (Luke 10:5)
Here are 10 prayers to bless your home with protection, love, and peace.
Prayer for Protection of Your Home
Dear God, I thank you for this home. I pray that you would come and protect this home against the attack of the enemies. I pray against any evil that tries to enter this home, and the strength to overcome temptation. I pray we will leave no opportunity for the devil to enter, instead fill this house with your presence Lord and that our family would instead grow in you, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For God’s Presence in Our Home
Dear Jesus, I want to build my life on the unchanging reality of Your love, so that no matter where I go, I will always feel at home. Thank You that You are always with me. Teach me how to live in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (by Alicia Bruxvoort)
Prayer to Love Our Home
Dear Lord, sometimes I lose perspective when viewing the gifts right in front of me. I start to believe my dream house must be somewhere else, because it certainly couldn’t be right here in this mess. Help me refocus my heart and find contentment right here, in this place You so graciously provided for me. Help me honor You through learning to take care of the home I have and showing love to the people who enter through my door. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. (by Melissa Michaels)
Prayer for Protection of Our Home and Family
Job 1:10 – Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.
Father God, I pray for protection around our home and those who live in it. Thank you for the gift of my family and this house. Lord, keep evil far from us and protect us from harm. Give us wisdom and discernment for the influences we allow in our home. Protect our minds, bodies, and souls. Fill us and our home with the power of the Holy Spirit. May we grow strong and mighty in your as we grow within this house and may those who enter know that you are present. Amen.
Traditional House Blessing Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.
O God our Savior, the True Light, Who was baptized in the Jordan by the Prophet John, and Who did deign to enter under the roof-tree of Zacchaeus, bringing salvation unto him and unto his house: do You, the same Lord, keep safe also from harm those who dwell herein; grant to them Your blessing, purification and bodily health, and all their petitions that are unto salvation and Life everlasting; for blessed are You, as also Your Father Who is from everlasting, and Your All; Holy, Good and Life; creating Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Grant, O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, health and salvation, and the furtherance of all good things to all Your servants (Names) who dwell herein, and preserve them for many years.
Blessing of Your Family
Dear God, I thank you for my family, I pray that throughout this home we will be able to feel your presence. I pray for each of my family members that you would bless them and protect them as they go about their day and help point their eyes towards you, In Jesus’ name, Amen.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)
Early Christian House Blessing
Lord, send down your mercy and your blessing upon us here and upon this house. May your angel of mercy watch over it and keep all who live here safe from anything that is evil. May he guide us into the fulfillment of your holy will, teaching us to observe what Christ has taught us. O Lord, grant us health and length of days, giving us from your generous hand all that we need to live well and wisely. Save all those who are in want or trouble of any kind. May this house be known as a place of joy and mercy, where the kindness of Christ becomes real for all who live here and who visit. Be merciful to us, Lord: For you are a merciful God, who loves mankind, and to you we ascribe glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.