We thank you for all that you have given us. We thank you for this home, and the safety and comfort we feel here. We ask that you bless it with your love and protection.
We ask that you help us to always live in harmony with one another, not just in this home, but in our community as well. Help us to treat each other with respect and kindness, even when we are having a hard day or things are difficult between us.
We ask that you bless our family and friends who live here with us, so they may live in peace and happiness. We also pray for those who do not live here but are still connected to our family through friendship or love—we pray that they too will be blessed!
Bless our pets who also share this space with us—help them to stay healthy and happy as well!
We know that all of these things are possible through your grace and mercy; help us to practice gratitude every day so that we may see how much of a gift it is to live within these four walls every day of our lives!
Smudge Prayer for House
Clearing the energy in a home is a beautiful and powerful act. Many cultures have cleansing rituals they perform after moving into a new home, such as Japanese Shinto ceremonies or Native American smudging. I’ve learned that one of these ancient practices—smudging—can be an effective way to clear out stale energy in your space by inviting fresh, vibrant energy in.
You’re probably here because you’re looking for a smudge prayer or blessing for your home.
You’re probably here because you’re looking for a smudge prayer or blessing for your home. A smudging ritual is when you use smoke from burning sacred herbs to cleanse a space or person of negative energy, soothe the emotions, and invite positive energy. The ritual can be performed as part of many spiritual traditions, including Native American and Hindu faiths.
Often times people hear about smudging rituals and think that they are only done by Native Americans (or other indigenous peoples) in their homes. However, there are also many cultures outside of these that practice this type of cleansing ritual. In fact, some people even choose to do it just because they feel like they need an extra boost of positivity with everything going on in the world today!
The most important thing about any kind of cleansing action is to always be mindful before starting anything new like this out on purpose…so take some time right now just relax into yourself first then come back when ready.”
First, let’s talk about what smudge is and where it comes from.
If you’re not familiar with smudge, it’s a ceremony involving the burning of herbs to produce smoke in order to bring about spiritual cleansing. Smudging has been practiced by many cultures since ancient times, but its use as a spiritual practice is most commonly associated with Native Americans today.
The idea behind smudging is that certain herbs have inherent properties that can help clear negative energy from your home and body. The herb sage is often used for this purpose because it’s believed to be able to draw out any unwanted energies from your life—the same way an ice cube draws out moisture from food when you put it on an open sandwich! Throughout this process, we’ll be using all four elements: fire (the match), water (the bowl), air (the fan), and earth (you!).
So now that you know what smudge is and where it comes from—let’s talk about how to do one yourself!
Smudge is a Native American ceremony involving the burning of herbs to bring about spiritual cleansing.
Smudging is a Native American ceremony involving the burning of herbs to bring about spiritual cleansing. It’s great for removing negative energy and can be used on yourself, in your home, or even around your car!
There are different types of smudge sticks and herbs that are used depending on the purpose. Some examples of common smudge traditions include:
- Sage – cleansing, protection
- Cedar – purification, healing
- Sweetgrass – good fortune and love
You can do smudging on your body, or in a space or room.
Smudging is a custom that has been in use for many years. It’s great for cleansing your space and yourself, as well as bringing positive energy into your life.
To smudge, you will need these things:
- a bowl to hold your smudge stick (I like using ceramic bowls)
- a match or lighter
- the herbs of your choice! This can include sage, cedar, sweetgrass—whatever feels right to you! I’ve listed some good ones below.
It’s important to remember that when it comes to burning herbs there are two basic rules: Do not add water! And make sure the herbs are completely dry! You don’t want them catching on fire because they were wet when lit up. It can also be dangerous if they splash hot embers onto something else while burning; so please be careful with this process
Smudging involves holding an intention when you light the herbs, then wafting the smoke over yourself or the room using either your hands or a natural feather.
Smudging involves holding an intention when you light the herbs, then wafting the smoke over yourself or the room using either your hands or a natural feather. The word smudge literally means to “fan” or “whip”, and this is exactly what you do with your intention. You hold it firmly in mind as you waft the smoke towards yourself and others.
You don’t need any fancy tools to perform a smudging ceremony: no bells, no whistles (well maybe one whistle if you like), just something that will work to move the herb smoke around if needed; either your hands will do nicely for both methods mentioned above, or if you’d rather use something else—a feather perhaps? A paper fan? Whatever works for you!
Smudging works by wafting herbs through the air they are believed to carry negative energy away with them as they burn, leaving behind only positive energy.
Smudging works by wafting herbs through the air they are believed to carry negative energy away with them as they burn, leaving behind only positive energy. The practice has been used for centuries and is thought to bring about spiritual cleansing.
Smudging can be done to cleanse a space, such as your home or office; it can also be done on yourself or another person. The herbs used in smudging vary according to tradition but typically include sage, cedar and sweetgrass (among others).
Here are some ideas for prayers and blessings to say as you smudge your home!
Prayers are a form of words used to address God, and blessings are prayers asking for God’s protection, or a little gift from God. Different religions have different types of prayers. In Christianity, for example, the Lord’s Prayer is a common prayer said by Christians all around the world:
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 evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever Amen…
In Judaism there are many different types of written prayers (called “Torah”), including Psalms which are songs that praise God. The Torah also includes many laws about how to live well such as how often we should pray every day or wash ourselves after going to bathroom etc…
Smudging is easy and fun.
Smudging is an ancient Native American ritual that involves burning herbs and plants to cleanse a space of negativity. You can do this for yourself, or you can smudge a room or house. It’s important to know the intention behind your smudging before you begin, so that you can focus on what you want to accomplish while doing it.
If you are smudging yourself, one of the best ways to do this is by holding an herb in each hand (if possible) and wafting smoke over your body until it has filled every part of it. If there are other people present who would like their own ceremony, place some incense in a bowl near where they are sitting or standing so that everyone benefits from its cleansing properties!
You can then open the windows and doors of your home to allow the smoke to exit, or you can waft it around the inside of your home. It is important for everyone who lives in the house to be present when you are smudging. Afterward, keep your sage somewhere safe and dry where it will not catch fire easily. The next time you feel that your home needs some extra positive energy, pull out your sage and try smudging again.