What exactly is a House of Prayer?
The first reference given to a house of prayer is found in the Old Testament in Isaiah 56:7 “For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”(all Nations) parenthesis mine. The next time this passage is mentioned is in the New Testament and Jesus quotes the same verse in Matthew 21:12-13 after He entered the temple and drove out the all those who were buying and selling and the money changers and Jesus quotes the passage from Isaiah. In Matthew 21:13, Jesus says “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’; but you are making it a ROBBERS DEN.” There are two other times in the New Testament this same verse is quoted and those are found in Mark 11:17 and Luke 19:46.
Why would Jesus refer to His house as a House of Prayer?
First of all, Christ himself was a house of prayer and he was teaching his disciples to become one by modeling this for them when He continually withdrew and was talking with His Father and drawing strength from that intimate relationship He had in heaven. This same intimate relationship is one we can have because Jesus Christ came and hung on a cross to pay the price for us with his life, a perfect sacrifice shedding His blood for the forgiveness of all of our sins (John 3:16-17) “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
Remember, the Father in heaven sent His Son, Jesus Christ to be born of the virgin Mary, through the Holy Spirit, as a child to live with a real earthly mother, father and family and experience life as we know it. Think about it this way. As a child you have an intimate relationship with your earthly father or mother and you want to be around them and you depend upon them for certain things like food, clothing, a home to live in, and all the good things you like and need. Well, even though Jesus had those earthly parents, He came from heaven and longed for the intimate relationship with His Father in heaven. Prayer was that connection of intimacy that He left behind when He came to earth. He was modeling this for His disciples, and for us to follow, as He restored the relationship for us with the Father by His death, burial and resurrection.
There was such a longing in Jesus’ heart for heaven even though he lived as a man on this earth. Philippians 3:20 puts it this way, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” This is the thing Jesus longed for while He was here upon the earth because He came from heaven and knew He would be returning there upon His resurrection. So, you see, even though we live on this earth and live out our lives here, as we give our hearts and lives to Jesus Christ to become Savior and Lord we then also become citizens of heaven as we are restored to our Heavenly Father.
What is prayer?
Prayer is that longing and intimacy restored and brought back to life which was dead in our sinful state, apart from Jesus Christ. Prayer is that intimate communication with the Father in heaven and the house of prayer is the earthly expression of what is in heaven. And that is why Jesus was so adamant about it in Matthew 21:12-13 when He came into His house and saw what it had become–this house includes two types of houses explained below.
In Luke 11:1 Jesus’ disciples came and asked Him, “Teach us how to pray”. This desire must have grown out of them as they watched and heard Jesus have intimate conversations (read: prayers) with His heavenly Father, which Christ modeled for them day by day. Eventually that led them to ask Him the above question. We see in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:1-4 Jesus gives them insight and instruction into what He has been praying all along and this has become known to most of us as “The Lord’s Prayer.” Many of us learned this prayer growing up and could recite it at will or could at least enter into it when the congregation was reciting it. This is not the only thing that Jesus prayed but he gave it as instruction or as a “how to.” To Jesus, prayer was a joy and that’s why the scriptures say there will be, “Joy in My house of prayer.”
Defining the House of Prayer
I will attempt to give some definition and expression to the House of Prayer. As I understand, there are two expressions of it, so here they are.
1. You are personally a House of Prayer. After you receive Jesus Christ as Savior, you become the temple of the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians 6:19 says, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”
2. The Church is a House of Prayer. As we assemble together we are the corporate expression of prayer. Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am in their midst.” Hebrews 10:24-25 puts it this way, “And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” 1 Peter 2:5 says it this way, “You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
Bethel House of Prayer (BHOP)
That brings us to Bethel House of Prayer. BHOP is located right here in Platte City at 225 Main St. We have been here going on eight years as a church, giving expression to the House of Prayer that Jesus talks about and providing a place where people can come to experience that intimacy in prayer and worship. We simply call our place the “Prayer Room”. It has always been our intention to be a city prayer room, where people can come and rest in the presence of the Lord to pray, worship, read their Bibles and simply soak in a calming atmosphere of worship.
In addition, we also have corporate times of prayer for our City and County officials, as well as all schools and school officials. Jeremiah 29:7 and Psalm 24:1-2 are two our favorite scriptures to pray. There are also special times of prayer and fasting during the course of the year that will be posted on our website and we invite you to participate.
Click on the following links for more details:
Weekly Service Information, including Sunday services and weekly prayer sessions.
Event Information, including weekly and monthly events.
We welcome prayer request’s! Submit one right now or drop them off at the “prayer room” and put them in the prayer request box on the front table.
Michael Lazio, Senior pastor
Bethel House of Prayer
Say the St Joseph Prayer to Sell a House if you’re having trouble selling your home or property. There are several steps that must be done for the prayer to be effective.
- 1 Obtain a Statue (Optional)
- 2 Say a St Joseph Novena
- 3 meaning of events
- 4 How to read a prayer
- 5 Slavic prayer house
- 6 Muslim tradition to protect the house
- 7 Difficulties of sale
- 8 Whom to pray to?
- 9 How to sell real estate?
- 10 Prayer to St. Spiridon of Trimi Fountain
- 11 Prayer for the sale of the house to Nicholas the Wonderworker
- 12 Prayer to the Mother of God
- 13 Prayer to Prince Daniel of Moscow
- 14 Prayer to God
Obtain a Statue (Optional)
The St Joseph Prayer to sell a house requires that you buy a St Joseph statue. Once you’ve acquired the statue, you must bury it in your yard, within three feet of your For Sale sign.
Bury the statue upside down, but facing in the direction of the house that you’re trying to sell. Once this is done, say the following prayer:
Prayer to Sell a House
O, Saint Joseph,
you who taught our Lord
the carpenter’s trade,
and saw to it
that he was always properly housed,
hear my earnest plea.
I want you to help me now
as you helped your foster-child Jesus,
and as you have helped many others
in the matter of housing.
I wish to sell this quickly, easily, and profitably
and I implore you to grant my wish
by bringing me a good buyer,
one who is
eager, compliant, and honest,
and by letting nothing impede the
rapid conclusion of the sale.
Dear Saint Joseph,
I know you would do this for me
out of the goodness of your heart
and in your own good time,
but my need is very great now
and so I must make you hurry
on my behalf.
Saint Joseph, I am going to place you
in a difficult position
with your head in darkness
and you will suffer as our Lord suffered,
until this is sold.
Then, Saint Joseph, i swear
before the cross and God Almighty,
that i will redeem you
and you will receive my gratitude
and a place of honour in my home.
Say a St Joseph Novena
After burying the statue, also consider saying a novena to St Joseph. A novena is said consecutively for nine days, and can be an effective means to gaining a favorable intercession on your behalf.
The St Joseph Prayer and Novena can be found here…
we all face from time to time with unexplained changes in their own nest.That stupid quarrels happen, then everything breaks down.It is said that a jack it settled.Get rid of it helps to cleanse the prayer house.This fact is known to many.Only when faced with a problem, people are lost.They do not know what the text as it is used to sense was.Let’s face it.
meaning of events
Indeed prayer to cleanse the house needed to power a little fix.You see, she had a skewed.Harmony is the balance of all the good and bad, has disappeared.Naturally, the negative in this case, “won.”We need a little shove him back from whence came.Or that more people like the faithful, to annihilate, to no one else was causing trouble.Again, the negative manifests itself in the real world in the form of emotional outbursts or property damage.They say that even a fire or flood could happen.This turn is recommended not to wait.He felt that the situation became uncomfortable, do not hesitate, just remember where you have a prayer
of reconciliation for the house.It is appropriate to hold the desired text on hand, and use it regularly.Then the losses and the moral and material can be avoided.Yes, and the nerves will be “saved” for a happy life.
How to read a prayer
Today advisors are many divorced.Some argue that the strain is not necessary.They say a prayer for the house of the network is.You can also enable audio recording, let him play, and you will be engaged in their own affairs.So, frankly, nothing at all will come from you.The fact that the cleansing of the soul is a big job.The man himself generates the light energy that displaces the dark.And for that you need to concentrate.Consequently, the need to read on their own.But to use the recording as a hint, it is quite normal.For example, there are people who believe that a Muslim prayer for the house of the best help.But it is necessary to uttering the Arabic language to know.It is desirable in an ideal.And how differently you will use it, when not read?For this record is fine.Turn and repeat the word.Very helpful.
Slavic prayer house
Each, of course, choose the text according to their own understanding of the world.So, a Christian is unlikely to be Muslim to use suras.On the other hand, because now deeply religious people are not so much.That’s offer to use the legacy, so to speak, of their ancestors.Such words they came up to the house: “Almighty Rod!Svarog and Perun!Lada and Velez!BDE has come into my house!So come help.Clean it from the entrance to the windows!From the visible and the hidden, what knowledge and what we do not know.Let Perunichi, Knights bright, kind of our supporters, stand at the door.Let eternally preserve this house!Glorify Native Gods!The strength of their spirit and let live in our home forever!From light to light!Forever! “And read these words recommended at dawn, obmetaya room broom made of twigs of willow.They then burn in the yard.
Muslim tradition to protect the house
somewhat different approach to this process, the representatives of this religion.Their elders say that in such cases, be sure to read the Koran.Prayer for cleaning the house, as well as others, there.This, for example, the first and one-hundred poems.They, incidentally, is used, and from the evil eye.But the house they are read in different ways.If the problems are not large, the person cope.Must pray all night until dawn.And when big trouble happens (or knocks on the door), then going to the community.Most often, the elderly come to the house.They also conducted “otchitku.”That is, pray all night.But this Muslim put these sura every day to pronounce.In this religion is discouraged idleness.A Muslim is obliged to observe the spiritual purity of the time.But how to achieve this without the Quran?
Orthodox to the harmony of the house is not left, the icons have long been in the red corner hang.They pray, light a candle.If the custom observed in the house, the special rituals carried out is not necessary.And so it is normal.The devil does not like the light.There, where the Lord all the time praise it looks.Except in special cases.But they require consultation with people who are home owners are absolutely trust.
Traditionally in Russia, all real estate transactions fall into the category of problematic because of the mass of difficulties that arise in the course of buying or selling or renting residential and non-residential areas. It is not surprising, therefore, that there are a huge number of different rituals and conspiracies designed to help in such matters.
In this article, we will look at some prayers that are considered to be the strongest for the sale of a house and land. You can verify this on your own experience, and for our purposes only includes a selection of prayer texts for the purpose of acquaintance.
Difficulties of sale
Like any real estate transaction, selling a land or a house is not just a legal transaction. As a rule, this is a certain stress and a lot of experiences, which are accompanied by internal fears. The likelihood of being deceived by fraudsters and not getting their money often scares people. And this, in turn, causes them to seek help from above. Prayer for selling a house, plotting, going to church – all this plays the role of an amulet designed to protect a person’s property from negative influence and to ensure a successful outcome of the matter.
Whom to pray to?
Appeal for help to God is most often accompanied or preceded, and sometimes replaced by an appeal to the saints. Thus, the prayer for the sale of the house can be directed, for example, to St. John of Sočavi. Also the reputation of patrons in this business is enjoyed by Saint Xenia of St. Petersburg and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Of course, they apply to the Virgin Mary.
How to sell real estate?
Inhabitants of housing charge the premises with their own energy, which accumulates and begins to influence the overall atmosphere of the house. Therefore, selling a home, you give and a piece of yourself. It is very important that your buyer likes you. Otherwise, the dissonance between his energy and your remaining in the room will have a negative impact on mental and physical health until the last remnants of your energy are exhausted from your former home. The same goes for land. So sometimes it’s better not to rush to sell a living space.
Praying for a quick sale at home can help you speed up the process, but always keep in mind who exactly you are going to cede to your home. And when giving, do not become attached to it, leave the place easily and freely, without regret and inner clinging.
Prayer to St. Spiridon of Trimi Fountain
This prayer to Spiridon for the sale of the house is one of the main Orthodox prayers used in such cases. With what is it connected? A long time ago, Saint Spyridon entered the list of saints who patronize commercial affairs, including buying and selling real estate. The church description of his life is full of stories about the cases when he helped the needy financially. In addition, he was famous for having a gift of miraculous healings and always disinterestedly showed his concern and helped everyone who addressed him. All this played a role in the fact that he gained the glory of a saint who helps to find his place in life, to solve housing and material issues.
And here, actually, and a prayer for the sale of the house and the land:
“Pray, O Father Spiridon, a good and loving God, that he does not condemn us for our iniquities.” But let him do according to his mercy. Ask him for us in the name of Christ a peaceful life, devoid of vicissitudes, mental and physical health and well-being. Deliver us from all spiritual and bodily troubles, from diseases and diabolical networks. Remember us at the throne of God and pray for us, that he may grant forgiveness to the multitude of our sins. He gave us a comfortable and peaceful life and granted us a painless and shameless death. We also ask that he bless our enterprise and sell our house and help us. By his mercy and your representation let us be delivered from the craftiness of people, the lies of deceivers and unjust losses. In integrity and prosperity, he will save us with your prayers. But we, thanksgiving to you, giving unceasingly, we send glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever! Amen”.
It is recommended, with these words, to address the saint daily until the apartment is sold. And below, we will present another prayer for the sale of the house, but to another saint. This is a contemporary of St. Spiridon, the notorious Nikolai the Sinner.
Prayer for the sale of the house to Nicholas the Wonderworker
After the Mother of God, this is perhaps the most famous and popular saint in Russian Orthodoxy. It is well known that many people go to the temple for prayers to this particular saint, bypassing in their worship all others, including Christ and God Himself. From the point of view of the purity of the Orthodox faith, this is wrong, but popular piety and spontaneous faith rarely take into account the letter of dogmas. Psychologically, a person, even a saint, is closer and more understandable than God, who appears to be a more abstract figure. That is why appeals to the saints are so common, including this prayer for the sale of the house to Nikolai the Savior.
“Oh, Saint Nicholas, a saint of God! Grant me your fatherly blessing for the successful sale of the house (and / or land) and send me generous and honest buyers. Amen”.
This short prayer for the sale of the house, like the previous one, should be readable daily, up to the realization of the conceived. And after the transaction you should thank the saint.
Prayer to the Mother of God
It is believed that the Mother of God renders extremely strong help in fulfilling the desires. Therefore, in this situation, it is recommended to address it prayerfully. The only requirement in this case – to abandon the intention to deceive your customers and to proceed with a clean heart. Well, of course, this strong prayer for the sale of a house requires faith. Since without it, it is meaningless to ask anyone to pray at all. Sound prayer to the Mother of God can be anything, in the sense that you can pray in your own words. The main thing is that it should be sincere.
An example is the following:
“The Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ! I ask you, descend to my request, listen to my petition and bring it to the throne of your son. Yes, he will give me his blessing, so that I can make a sale of the house without deceit and loss in the near future. Yes, he will send me kind and honest buyers and relieve me of all sorts of trouble. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, Mother, and together with you I send glory to Your Son, Father and Holy Spirit! Amen”.
Prayer to Prince Daniel of Moscow
In addition, you can also turn to the prince of Moscow, Daniel, glorified in the face of Russian saints. The prayer for the sale of a house and land to it will help you, it is believed, more quickly and successfully achieve the desired. There is no special text for this case, but, as in the case of the Mother of God, there is an opportunity to pray with your own words.
During his lifetime, this prince became famous for having made a strong, powerful and promising princedom out of an insignificant portion. It is thanks to his policy, wisdom and vision that Moscow today is the way it is. In addition, the prince distinguished piety, mercy and compassion for people. He was always ready to help the needy and stand up for the weak. He is revered as one of the patron saints of Moscow. He is prayed for public and private needs, including about trade matters. And it can be done not only by the residents of the capital, but also by all who have a desire and faith.
Prayer to God
If you have turned to the saints for help, then in fact it is assumed that you believe in God, the messengers of which these people are. And accordingly, and your prayers in the first place should be directed to him. The saints are intermediaries and a kind of “support group”, which will help you to solicit and pray for the Most High what you need.
And most importantly, if you get what you want, do not forget to thank God and your patron saints prayerfully.