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When house hunting is difficult, St. Joseph is the one to call.
St. Joseph is widely known as a patron saint of house hunters or those who wish to sell their house. There is even a tradition — more like a superstition — of burying a statue of St. Joseph on the property of a house you wish to sell and placing the house in his care.
Sometimes it can be more difficult to find a new house than to sell an old one. Depending on where you want to live, the options can be extremely limiting. It can take months, sometimes years to find a house that is within your price range and serves the needs of your family.
During those desperate hours of scouring the internet and local ads for the best home, it is helpful to offer a short prayer to St. Joseph. He was in charge of finding a place for Jesus and Mary to live in while on earth and over the centuries has become widely known for his heavenly assistance in securing homes for others.
Here is a brief novena prayer to St. Joseph that can be prayed for nine days in a row for the intention of buying a home (or any intention for that matter). The important part of this spiritual exercise is to give everything to God, trusting that he will provide in your time of need.
Glorious St. Joseph, foster-father and protector of Jesus Christ! To you do I raise my heart and hands to implore your powerful intercession. Please obtain for me from the kind Heart of Jesus the help and graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I ask particularly for the grace of a happy death, and the special favor I now implore (insert intention).
Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel animated with confidence that your prayers in my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
V. O glorious St. Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ, and for the glory of His name,
R. Hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.
O heavenly Father, Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to bless and sanctify this house and all who dwell therein and everything else in it, and do Thou vouchsafe to fill it with all
things; grant to them, O Lord, the abundance of heavenly blessings and from the richness of the earth every
necessary for life, and finally direct their desires to the fruits of Thy mercy. At our entrance, therefore, deign to bless and sanctify this house as Thou didst deign to bless the house of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob; and may the
of Thy light, dwelling within the walk of this house, protect it and those who dwell therein. Through
our Lord. Amen.
Translated by Most Reverend J. H. Schlarman Bishop of Peoria
More Prayers as Blessings Prayers
A few months ago someone asked for prayers for selling their home. After praying for the person another lady who was standing close by and heard the request said that she was a realtor and advised the individual to bury the statue of Saint Joseph in the front yard and that would cause the house to be sold quite fast.
Have you heard of this before?
Apparently, there are realtors who keep a stock of St. Joseph statues solely for the purpose of selling the house of their clients! They dig a hole in the yard of the house and bury the statue as some kind of good luck charm to sell the house.
Let me first say that this is not biblical. There is no scripture in the bible that supports burying anything to get God to do anything for you. If you have this scripture, please feel free to leave it in the comments below. This sounds more like witchcraft than it does something that is coming from the Almighty God! To be clear, the St. Joseph in reference is the husband of Mary. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about this click here
When you are trying to sell your house you must first ask yourself a few questions.
1. Why is my home for sale? Did God direct me to do this?
2. Is my home reasonably priced or am I being greedy?
3. Is my house properly staged and does it look presentable so that someone would want to buy it?
4. Do I have a good realtor? The truth is sometimes it’s just best to stay away from family members or someone who just got their license and wants to practice on you!
You see, if God wants you to sell that house and move then you will sell the house really fast. You’re not going to need to worry about the economy because God is bigger than that! He can sell your house when no one else’s house is selling. So there is absolutely no need for you to have any fear that it will not sell.
(2 Timothy 1:7) “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
You also can’t be too greedy expecting the buyer of your home to pay more than what is a reasonable asking price. You need to do your home work and know what the comps are in your area. What is the home worth?
(Leviticus 25:14) “‘If you sell land to any of your own people or buy land from them, do not take advantage of each other.”
Yes! We all want the wonderful testimony of how God blessed us in the sale of our home and we made so much money doing it BUT this should never be at the expense of taking advantage of someone else. God is watching and this will not be pleasing to Him. The money you made from being dishonest in that deal will be taken from you in so many other ways. It’s just not worth it. Be honest.
You want to make sure that your house is staged properly for a sale. Bottom line, clean your house! This is a simple thing but the truth is that most people neglect to consider that just by clearing away clutter and organizing their home, the sale can be quite quick. If you have animals try to make sure your house doesn’t smell like the animal. If you’re so accustomed to this, then ask a friend to tell you honestly how your house looks and smells. Invest in some plugins or something to clean the air and make your home pleasant. It’s these little things that can make a big difference especially if you don’t have the money to paint or do other major repairs.
Do some research online about staging your home for sale and make sure to do all that you can to be ready for your buyer.
Find a realtor that has experience selling your type of house. The price range, the area and has a track record for selling homes. It seems that everybody these days has a real estate license. This doesn’t mean that you should make yourself the guinea pig! Just because your family member has a real estate license doesn’t mean they should be selling your home. If they are good at what they do, that’s fine. Or if God told you to give them the listing. You need to pray about this as well. Use wisdom.
Please keep this very important point in mind, you are only selling your house to one person. All you need is just one person. You don’t have to worry about ratios of how many people need to look at your house before it is sold. You just need one. God can provide that one person for you with the first person that walks through the door.
So here are the prayers that you will need to get your house sold.
Praying to find a realtor
Heavenly Father, in obedience to you I am ready to sell my house. Thank you for leading me to this point. Guide me to finding the right realtor for this decision. Direct my steps to the real estate agent that you wish to bless with my listing. I pray that you will continue to build them up in wisdom, understanding and knowledge to list my house, give me good directions and finding the right buyer, in your name Jesus I pray, Amen!
Now it’s time to pray for your buyer
Prayer for the buyer of my house
Lord God, I pray for the buyer that you have for my house. Wherever they are right now Lord please begin to remove every obstacle that would prevent them from seeing my home. Guide them here. Give them the desire to want to live in my area. Provide the financing they need to qualify to purchase this home at my asking price. Get them pre approved and ready to close very quickly. Bless them financially and prepare their hearts to care for this home as much as I cared for it. In Jesus Name, Amen.
And, here is the final prayer which is one for you to sell your home
Prayer to Sell my home
Father God, thank you for blessing me with this home. Thank you for the enjoyment that I received from it for the years that I have lived here. Show me what I need to do to prepare it for sale. I pray that my house will sell very fast. I will not have any fear in my heart because I know that you have the right buyer lined up to purchase it. I pray that you will grant me grace to be honest and not greedy in what I am asking. I know that I only need one buyer and I ask that you will send them quickly. I promise to tithe on the increase that you will bring from this sale and to honor you in this business dealings. I also pray for the new place where you will be taking me. That you will have it prepared for me that i will find much joy and peace in that new home, in Jesus Name, Amen.
We know that God will do an amazing thing in selling your home fast. Remember, you don’t need any st. Joseph statues to sell your house you just need to pray, believe God and know that He will grant you the desires of your heart.
Here are some more prayers and bible verses for you:
Prayer of Faith
Prayer for Wisdom
Proverbs 23: 17-19 The Prayer of Expectation
Joshua 1:8 – Prayer For Success and Prosperity