“As we pass through this door, draw us more deeply into your presence.”
The door is one of the most important parts of our home. Through it we come and go, receive visitors and say goodbye to old friends. It is a place of sadness and joy, departures and entrances.
That is why it is a place where we should invite God’s presence, asking for his protection over it and our home.
One of the most common ways to do this is through the traditional Epiphany blessing of the home. However, that is not the only way to invoke God’s blessing upon your home and door.
Below is an alternative prayer that can be prayed by anyone, simply asking God to shower his blessings upon the primary portal of your home.
God’s peace be to this home and to all who dwell within. You, O Lord, are the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega, carefully watching over us from birth until death. Bless this door of our house and in your goodness send your holy angel from heaven to watch over and protect us, to be with us and give us comfort and encouragement.
As we pass through this door, draw us more deeply into your presence and may a spirit of humility, goodness, mildness, and gratitude prevail here.
O Lord, you are the door to eternal life, bless our entrances and exits from this home and pour out on us heavenly dew in good measure, as well as an abundance of earthly needs. At our lowly coming be pleased to bless and sanctify this home, as you once were pleased to bless the home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Within these walls let your angels of light preside and stand watch over those who live here.
May this blessing remain on this place and on us who live here now and always. Amen.
Prayer to Bless our Homes
Adonai, we bow before You, Oh Lord, our God. We surrender our all to You. Bless our homes today, Oh loving Father. Give our families eternal love, joy, peace and happiness in their lives. Bless us with prosperity, success and favor wherever we may go.
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2 Chronicles 7:15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.
Blessing family members
Bless our household members. May only great things come their way. Let no evil befall them. Let temptations just slip away as they cling to You.
Lead them into the plain path of righteousness and protect and cover them under the precious blood of the Lamb wherever they go.
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Psalms 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Proverbs 24:3-4 By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Praying for their salvation and wellbeing
Guide them accordingly, Oh heavenly King. Let your will be done. Draw them in, Oh loving Father. May they turn from their wicked ways and eternally seek and crave Your goodness, mercies and everlasting love.
And as they walk with You daily, Oh Merciful Savior, bless them abundantly. Let it rain. Let it pour and let it flood. In the precious Name of Jesus we pray, Amen!
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
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And what about you? What would you like to add for your family? What are your needs? And what are you giving thanks for? Please let us know in the comments below!
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If you are looking to bless your new build, check out these great bible verses to write on the walls of your new home!
The house is coming along very well friends. Thanks for all the love notes you guys have been sending us via Instagram and Facebook! We are very excited and I’m sure thankful to be sharing this journey with you all!
We had this idea to write bible verses on the studs of our new build long before we broke ground. But after talking to friends and family and YOU, the idea kept coming up over and over. So I knew it was something that we had to do.
We had some great ones in mind that have been special to our family and we also picked up a few here. We also let the kids write some on the walls as well because we really wanted them to be apart of the experience and they LOVED it. They kept wanting to write more and more!! Plus when we visit the house, they immediately go the spot were they wrote “their” verse. It’s so sweet and I’m praying that it will be one of those memories that really STICK. Moving can be a stressful time. It sure has been for us. Doing this has really allowed our family to focus on the blessing and be humbled by the gift that he is giving us. We are in AWE to be here you guys. It’s a dream come true and we pray that we are good stewards of all that he has given us.
Bible Verses to Bless Your Home
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
I love this. Reggie and I always say it in away that cracks us up. We’re goofy like that. ” Listen…. ya’ll can do what you want, worship all the gods you want, but as for me and MY house, we gonna serve the LORDDDDDD! Bye.” haha. We had Livy girl and her super cute kinder handwriting write this one on the walls in the kitchen. Stand firm in your faith friends. Serve the Lord and don’t be ashamed to do so!
Proverbs 24:3-4 “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
I don’t know if you guys remember but I shared this verse on Instagram a few years ago. It’s still one our our go to verses as we raise our family. We continue to seek his word when it comes to raising our kids and as we make decisions that we know will change the course of our life.This verse to us is about building a strong foundation for our LIFE, not just our home. We all know the story about building your house on a rock.“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
Building a house can be compared to building a life. Making sure the foundation is solid as concrete. Laid perfectly with little or no cracks but with a enough tension so that the house settles well over the years. Then comes come the electric, installation, drywall and the roof. All the details that build walls of understanding and knowledge. Precious and pleasant riches can be anything from the coziness you create, your grandmothers dishes, and of course the precious children you raise.
God says the storms will come. Life will hit you. It maybe health, your kids, your marriage or any other relationship you have. The storms will come. But the house that is built on a rock will stand. Praying that we continue to seek that strong foundation for our family.
2 Chronicles 7:15-16 “Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.”
This verse comes from 2 Chronicles and God is speaking to Solomon after he asks God to bless the temple that he built in His name. This is God’s promise to him and answer to his prayer. I want my home to be a place where God dwells. Where his eyes and heart will be for all time!! It reminds me of the song ” Holy Spirit you are welcomed here, come flood this place and fill the atmosphere.” We know that God dwells where ever he wants but the act of humbling asking him to dwell in our home? Yes. Holy Spirt make yourself know in the walls of my home and heart!
1 Samuel 25:6 “And thus you shall greet him: ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.”
I don’t know about you but I want a peaceful house and I know I can’t achieve that by myself. This a simple blessing prayer to say as you enter any home. This verse is found in 1 Samuel as a blessing and greeting on the household of Nabal before he completely disrespects Davids men:0) We had our little Bear write this one by the front door. Love.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26
Basically this reminds us not to worry. Look at the birds and the flowers. All the things our God created. They don’t spend a single day worried about anything because God is taking care of them. But think about this, they aren’t even his most precious creation, WE ARE!! SO shouldn’t we believe that GOD will take care of us even more! Our pastor Greg who passed away last year, always used this verse. Reggie and I knew we had to have this one on the wall right above the huge sliding doors that look into the backyard. Look at the birds…… I love this shot of my hubby and my oldest using each other to make it happen:0)
Here are some other ones that we added….
Hope that you are able to do this if and when you build your new home or even when you remodel! It’s never a bad idea to have to word of God covering your home!
We still have time to add more! Give me one and I will try to make it happen!
If you didn’t have time to write scriptures on your wall or for someone else these scripture decor options make great gifts! We have a few in our home and they are great reminders!
Home is where the heart is. It is more than a house, as it’s where our family and loved ones are. Unlike a house which is built from bricks, steel, wood and other material things, home is built from love, care and other spiritual things.
A blissful home is every person’s wish and prayer. Parents who are the head of the family always strive to make their home peaceful, joyful and prosperous. If you’re still single and planning to build a home in the future, you would want to make sure that you future home will also be filled with prosperity and happiness.
Difference between blessing and grace
A blessing is different from a grace. A blessing is something you earned for doing what is right, while a grace is something you receive even if you don’t deserve it. In other words, blessings are something you need to work for, while graces are given by God out of His mercy or due to your humility (“He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.” – Proverbs 3:34).
How to bless your home
So how do we bless our home or future home? What do we do so that God will bless our house and the people who live in it?
I understand that we are living in a world where different cultures, religions and faith exist. We have different ways of blessing our homes, and we have to respect each other’s belief. But if you want to know what the scriptures say about blessing our homes, this article will give you some biblical ideas and wisdom.
So how do you bless your home according to the Bible?
1. Be righteous.
“The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.” – Proverbs 3:33 (NIV)
Yes, righteousness is the key to bring God’s blessings to your home. Righteousness is doing what is right and refraining from what is wrong. Other cultures and beliefs may have a different definition of what’s right or wrong (which we have to respect), but in the Biblical sense, we have to understand that the righteousness the Bible is telling us is the same as God’s righteousness.
In other words, to be righteous, you have to follow God’s commands and instructions, which are actually tailored to give you great life on Earth. For example, the Lord wants you to have a healthy life and keep you away from poverty, that’s why He doesn’t want you to be a drunkard or a glutton (“Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” – Proverbs 23:20-21 NIV).
He also wants you to have a happy family, that’s why He forbids adultery and disrespect of one’s husband or wife (“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” – Ephesians 5:33 NIV).
God’s many commandments can actually be summed up into two great commandments: love God and love other people as yourself.
“Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)
Therefore, if you want your home to be blessed by God, you have to maintain righteousness and act based on the commandments above.
2. Keep away from sins.
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.” – Psalm 1:1 (NIV)
It is an act of hypocrisy for a person to say or claim that he loves God but still keeps on doing deeds that the Lord forbids. So to bless your house, home and family, avoid or stop doing the things that doesn’t make Him happy. In other words, stop lying, stealing, looking down on the poor, adultery, drunkenness, gluttony, indolence, greed, wrath, and other wicked actions.
How can a home achieve peacefulness and happiness if its people don’t stop from sinning?
3. Offer righteousness more than material gifts.
“To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” – Proverbs 21:3 (NIV)
It’s easy to get food, wine, flowers and other material things as a sacrifice or offering to the Lord, but transforming ourselves to become righteous is a lot harder. Apparently, God will be happier if we offer something that requires more efforts from us than something that requires less.
4. Pray with righteousness.
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16 (NIV)
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry.” – Psalm 34:15 (NIV).
Praying to earn fame and get the attention of the people around us will not make us and our homes blessed. It’s a form of hypocrisy that is not acceptable to God based on the Bible.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” – Matthew 6:5-6 (NIV)
To bless your home, pray not to impress people, but to impress God Himself. How can you encourage the Lord to listen to your prayers if you can’t even listen to His instructions?
5. Continue to seek for righteousness.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” – Matthew 5:6 (NIV)
“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” – Proverbs 21:21 (NIV)
Righteousness is not easy to attain. We, humans, are susceptible to sinning. We have our natural weaknesses and shortcomings. However, if you make mistakes, don’t be discouraged to try your best to continue seeking for righteousness. God understands that you may not be perfect. But if you patiently and continuously work yourself to be righteous, He will not let you down but fill you with the blessings you deserve.
Have a happy and blissful home
Having a home that is blessed is not an easy mission. But as we love our family and we want them to live a happy, peaceful, healthy and prosperous life, we have to always strive for righteousness according to the Bible. We should develop self-discipline to refrain from committing sins that will put our home in danger.
If you believe in the Holy Scriptures and you’re still looking for the right husband or wife who will help you bring blessings from God for your future home and family, the following articles may help you:
- 12 Signs He’s the Guy You Should Marry According to the Bible
- 20 Signs She’s the Woman You Should Marry According to the Bible
Finally, always remember that based on the Bible, a blessing isn’t something that we buy or we ask for. Blessings are things that we have to work for. They are God’s rewards for us for doing the right things. Therefore, to always bless your home, be always righteous. Be a role model of righteousness among the people in your beloved home.
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Vic is the founder of InspiringTips.com. He regularly writes for the site and also serves as its digital marketing strategist. Vic likes to talk about true love, meaningful life, quantum physics, spiritual growth, and more.