Pray over your house

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In my last post, I talked about what it means to pray according to God’s will and why that’s important. God can’t contradict himself or give you things that go against his nature.


Praying in God’s Own Language

We can know for certain we’re praying God’s will when we pray scripture. It’s like praying in God’s own language.

Through the years as I raised my kids, I’ve prayed scripture over them inserting their names into scripture where appropriate.

As I prayed, I could literally sense the scriptures they needed prayed over them the most – like God was pricking my heart saying, “Yes. This is what they need.”

Ephesians 6:10-18 speaks about the armor of God. Every piece of that armor is defensive except one – the Word of God.

There is incredible power in praying God’s Word. It’s the perfect offensive weapon when we face seemingly insurmountable challenges – and an increasingly dangerous and immoral culture. Jesus himself responded with scripture when he was tempted by Satan in the desert. 

Specific Scriptures to Pray

Here are some great passages to cradle the ones you love in. Just insert their name(s) into the blanks. 

Protection: “Merciful Father, I ask that you command your angels concerning __________________ to guard him/her in all his/her ways.” (Psalm 91:11)

Growth in Faith: “Faithful Father, I pray that _________ may not waver through unbelief regarding your promises, but will be strengthened in his/her faith and give you glory, being fully persuaded that you have the power to do what you have promised.” (Romans 4:20-21)

Integrity: Help ____________ conduct himself/herself in the world, and especially in his/her relations with others, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:12)

Discernment: “Wise Father, give _________________ a discerning heart so that he/she may be able to distinguish between right and wrong.” (1 Kings 3:9)

Moral Purity: “Sovereign God, help _______________ flee from sexual immorality. Give _________ the understanding that his/her body is a temple of your Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-19)

Perseverance: “My “Strong Tower”, please strengthen _______________. Help ___________ stand firm. Let nothing move _____________. I pray that ___________ will always give himself/herself fully to the work of the Lord . . . knowing that his/her labor is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Courage: “Father, I pray that ________________ will be strong and courageous . . . that _____________ will not be terrified and will not be discouraged. Please allow ______________ to know that you are with him/her wherever he/she goes.” (Joshua 1:9)

A Loving heart: As God’s chosen son/daughter, holy and dearly loved, clothe _______________ with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)

A Grateful Heart: “Father, help _______________ rejoice in you, you who are righteous, and praise your holy name. Let gratefulness become a state of heart and a way of life within _____________.” (Psalm 97:12)

A Life of Excellence: “Whatever _______________ does, I pray that _____________ will work at it with all his/her heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23)

Protection From the Evil One: “My prayer is not that you would take _______________ out of the world, but that you would protect ________________ from the evil one.” (John 17:15)

A Consistent Walk: My prayer is that ____________ will not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. I pray that ____________’s delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law ______________ will meditate day and night. I pray that ______________ is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf never withers.” (Psalm 1:1-3)

Faithfulness to God: I pray that _______________ will never forget your teaching, but will keep your commands in his/her heart, and that those teachings will prolong ____________’s life many years and bring ______________ prosperity.” (Proverbs 3:1-2)

What’s your experience praying scripture? Do you have a favorite scripture to pray over your family as a parent? What is it?

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I am an information junkie.

From the time I was a child I’ve enjoyed reading and learning new things. I would spend hours pouring over encyclopedias, watching documentaries, and reading biographies. And I still do today.

Often while cleaning my house I’ll find an instructional video or documentary on YouTube to listen to, because doing those menial tasks can get really boring!

But, one day as I started to clean house, I began doing something new. I began making my whole house a war room! Rather than grabbing my cell phone and ear buds, I began to pray prayers over every room in the house.

pray over your house

Before I was done cleaning, I had prayed over my entire family and home in a way I never had before and it not only revolutionized my prayer life, it completely changed how I viewed housework.

Honestly, I don’t have room in my house for war room. We have a small-ish house, and every corner of it is used for something, so this seemed so practical!

1. War Room Prayer for the Bedrooms:

As you make the beds, lay your hand on each pillow and pray for each member of your family.

Heavenly Father, I pray that You will bless and keep __________. Make Your face to shine upon them and be gracious to them. Fill them with Your grace and love so that wherever they go, their actions will be a good testimony. Guard and keep them as they are with their friends, that they will stand strong and never compromise their values. Bless them as they sleep tonight; as Your word says that You give to Your beloved even in their sleep.

2. War Room Prayer for the Living Room:

As you dust the furniture and pick up odds and ends laying around pray over your family time and entertainment.

Heavenly Father, I pray that our entertainment will glorify you. May we never fill our home with those things that grieve your Holy Spirit. Give us discernment to know when to turn off the TV or computer. Guard our hearts against immorality and protect our lives from the destruction of pornography. Help us to raise our children with godly values and discernment, that they will have the strength to stand alone and walk away, even when all their friends choose to entertain themselves with the world.

3. War Room Prayer For the Dining Room:

As you wipe down the table and chairs, pray over your family conversation.

Heavenly Father, bless the time we spend together as a family. May it we encourage one another and not criticize. Fill our home with joy and laughter and fill our hearts with love, grace and understanding for one another. Even in our disagreement, may we disagree gracefully and with love.

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4. War Room Prayer for the Kitchen:

As you wipe down the counters and appliances.

Heavenly Father, Your Word says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” I pray that as we eat our meals together, that we will also taste Your goodness. May we always be grateful for all You’ve given us. May our hearts never forget – even in the hard times – that You have blessed us beyond what we deserve. Thank You for our home, thank You for a loving family, thank You for everything You have given us. You have been good!

5. War Room Prayer for the Bathroom:

As you wipe down the sink and mirror.

Heavenly Father, Ephesians tells us how to prepare our Spirits to go to war. I pray that as we get ready each day that we will not forget to get ready spiritually go out into world where we will face temptation and compromise. As we wash our face, brush our teeth, do our hair and makeup, may we remember to also clothe ourselves in salvation, righteousness, truth, the gospel of peace, faith and Your Word, which is on our heart. May we be spiritually ready to leave our home, even as we are physically ready.

6. War Room Prayer for the Front Door:

As you wipe down your front door.

Heavenly Father, I pray for everyone who walks through this door that they will feel Your love, joy and peace in our home.  Fill our home with the warmth of hospitality so that our guests feel at home with us. May our conversations be encouraging and may we find ways to build up and edify everyone who visits our home. When they leave, I pray that they will be richer for having been in our home.

Do you like these prayers? Print out the accompanying Pocket Prayers to Make Your Whole House a War Room to carry with you!

pray over your house

Have you ever thought to pray over your home this way? I challenge you to give it a try and see how it will completely change how you pray and how you clean your home!

A war room doesn’t have to be a room, you can make your whole house a war room!

Here’s how to make a simple prayer journal!

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Rosilind Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.

As I looked around the now empty house I turned to my wife and asked, “Any Last Words?”  You see, the house we were leaving behind was the first house we lived in together after we got married just a year prior.  Man, how things can change in such a short amount of time.  After I had asked my wife that question I stood at the door with the last load of items in my hands and had a wave of emotions come over me.  We had been so busy packing and organizing the move that I never did think about the house we were leaving behind.  Nor had I taken the proper time to recall all the pain, struggles and happy times we had had.

As I looked at the empty living room I recalled our first Christmas together sitting on that very floor putting a puzzle together.  With of course the best movie ever made playing in the background (aka A Christmas Story)!  Or the time I saw my wife literally lean against the hallway wall just to walk to the bedroom so she could be comfortable.  My wife is the strongest person I know.  She suffers from Fibromyalgia (Fibro) and battled to get out of bed some days because she was in so much pain.  I truly believe that my heart hurt just as much, if not more than, she did on that day.

Or another time when we had been married for only 3 months and I had to tell my wife that I had just been laid off from work.  And hundreds of memories of waking up to see my wife lying in bed wide awake because she couldn’t sleep due to the pain from the fibro.  Of course what marriage wouldn’t be complete without plenty of arguments over things we can’t even remember now?  Needless to say it was a rough first year of marriage. But in the back of my mind I couldn’t help but be somewhat happy we were having such a difficult time in life.  To me it symbolized the enemy trying his absolute hardest to break such a powerful and beautiful marriage from doing the work God had planned for us.  But you know what; we would probably still be fighting those battles today if it wasn’t for my wonderful wife and her child like faith.

I think we had both reached the point of exhaustion and we were looking for anything or anyone that could help us get out of the darkness we were in.  My wife had previously asked during the spring/summer if we should pray over the house.  I thought that was a little corny and awkward so I quickly dismissed it.  By late summer/early fall, my wife brought the subject up again and asked if we could pray over the house.  This time I gave in and thought, “Well, what could it hurt?” We went to each room in the house and held hands and read the prayer out loud.

It was amazing how we both felt a weight being lifted off our backs.  Shortly after the prayer I received a new job (hence why we were moving) to work with troubled youth.  As for my wife’s fibro, that very next night she was able to sleep through the night and her fibro started to feel much more manageable.  It’s amazing what the power of prayer can do!

But the main reason I am writing this is not to brag about my wife and I and how spiritual we are.  I wanted to share how powerful prayer was, even praying over a house as awkward as that may sound and seem to you.  Just remember that the spiritual world doesn’t play by the same rules that we do here on Earth.  It’s a daily battle, and every prayer helps the good guys in the daily fight!

If you would like to pray over your house, office, cubicle, church, or anywhere, this is the link that helped us.

Family I use Olive oil but any oil will work then I pray this prayer over it and then as I anoint my doorways and family I say out Loud let all see The Blood of Jesus covers us and protects us in Jesus most Holy name. May God Bless you all
Father God, by prayer and Faith I come to you on bent knee and ask that you purify and bless this oil
So that I may anoint my family and house with this Holy Blessed Oil which represents the pure, Blood of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior as is written in Romans 5:9 – Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him, and Hebrews 9:22 – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Lord, I apply the Blood of Jesus Christ over all legal grounds Your Blood can be applied, over my spirit, over my soul and over my body. I cover myself and everything surrounding me with the Blood of Jesus. I cover my mind, consciousness and sub consciousness from all attacks with the Blood of Jesus. I cover my home my family and all who dwell within it’s walls with the Blood of Jesus. I have applied the Blood over the areas of myself and my life and therefore the adversary has no place in me, or my family or this dwelling place. The adversary has no power over me because of the cleansing, protection of the Blood of Jesus. My body is a temple for the Holy Spirit of God, I am redeemed, cleansed, sanctified, and justified, by the Blood of Jesus.
And now where the Blood has been applied I claim victory by The Blood Of The Lamb of God in Jesus most Holy, Holy, Holy, name. I ask Father God to have his angels to stand Guard over my family and our Home, until we are reunited with our first Love in your Heavenly realm. Father surround us with Your Holy Fire Hedge of Protection from the Throne room of God, and the Fortification of the Blood of Jesus. Please send your forces to drive back the enemies and powers that are not from you Father God. Father Your Word says that the adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces; from heaven He will thunder against them. Lord break your enemies in pieces in Your perfect timing and bring salvation, restoration and healing to all people who are involved. I proclaim My Family and our Home are fully protected By our Father God and The Blood of Jesus and as is written in Exodus 12:13 and 12:23 any enemies or destroyers will see the Blood Covering on our property and pass us by and not come into our house and the plagues will pass us by in Jesus Christ my King and Saviors most Holy name…Amen and Amen
Glory to God in The Highest!

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