Sovereign God �
It's finally here. You know how many times we have asked you over the past year about this event. We have asked you for wisdom, for direction, and for confirmation, and we have moved forward believing this is the right thing. So today, our life feels like it's in boxes, and though we are moving just across town, we are still moving.
On this day, as on other days of transition, Lord, I am reminded of your enduring faithfulness. I look around at these now vacant walls and feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. You have built our family in this house. You have grown our faith in this house. You have brought us closer together in this house. You have dried our tears, heard our laughter, cheered our successes, and loved us through our failures. You have been with us, and for us, through the sickness and health, through the joy and heartache.
If these walls could talk, Lord, I pray they would give testimony of a family trying to center their lives around faith in you. And now, as we leave this place, I pray for the family that will soon occupy this space. I pray they might grow as we have grown, to have an ever increasing gaze on your greatness.
For us, Lord, as we move forward, I pray that we might find ourselves in a place where we commit ourselves to the extension of Your grace not only to each other but to those who walk through the doors. Let our new home be a place where the stranger is made into the friend, the lonely have a place at the table, and downtrodden find the joy of hope, and a family has the security of belonging. May this home, in so much as it can, serve as a reminder of our greater home.
At the same time, Lord, I pray you would guard us from being too comfortable. Keep it at the front of our minds, Lord, that we are not long for this earth and that our true citizenship lies elsewhere. I pray that even though the regular frustrations of home ownership that you would do something redemptive, bringing to our minds the fact that our true security, inheritance, and dwelling is not in a house that needs a plumber, an electrician, or some patches in the drywall, but one that will not decay for all eternity.
May it be so for your name, for you ultimately are in whom we find our resting place.
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 good things; grant to them, O Lord, the abundance of heavenly blessings and from the richness of the earth every substance 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 angels of Thy light, dwelling within the walk of this house, protect it and those who dwell therein. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
We praise You for this fresh revelation today concerning our homes and the blessing we wish to bestow over them with this prayer. You are faithful to reveal so much more than we even knew we needed to pray for! And as the context of Your Love continues to unravel before our eyes, we pray that our hearts are open to receiving Your grace and truth.
We praise You for providing our dwelling place: a house, rented or owned, an apartment, condo, shelter, dorm room, bench, cover under a bridge. Wherever we lie to rest our heads, we thank You. Thank You for rest, restoration, and breath in our lungs. Bless and heal all those who seek refuge in hospitals, medical centers, hospice, and nursing homes. To breathe every day takes on a new meaning when we're brought to our knees with illness, accident, and age.
Forgive us for complaining about our circumstances, whether it be from our homes or in our ailments. We are still placed purposefully. Help us to live out every breath with the intention of opening the door to Gospel change, no matter what our door looks like or which ones we walk through each day.
As the disciples did fresh off their experience with Jesus, let us be willing to take risks for our faith for Christ to use our lives to widen the Kingdom family. Scripture reminds us that our names are written in heaven � our forever home.
Bless this house! May it be every day changed by Your love, Jesus. Keep our homes safe. Protect our dwellings from fire, flood, wind, invasion, and theft. Let our houses be safe places to restore what has been lost and welcome mats for those who need Your love. We ask for a legacy of love that drifts down into the furthest generations of our family and the family of all that walk through our door.
In Jesus' Name,
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for guiding us to this new home and for Your constant hand of blessing on us and on our family. We pray that Your peace and love will be poured out in great abundance on our home, and that You would be ever present with us, within its walls
Protect us we pray, from all the evil and dangers of this world and guard and guide us along the future path that You would have us take.
May Your constant love stream through the windows of our new home and into the hearts of all that live or visit here, and may the warmth of Your grace and Your perfect peace be our every present comfort in time of need.
Thank You for all Your loving-kindness and grace towards us as we dedicate this home to You, and pray that in Your grace, You would use it to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name we pray,
Father God, you have been there throughout my life I have seen greater things in you, even through Storms that I have passed I still believe you're the Almighty, please hear my prayer once again for a house that will make it easier for our lifes especially in serving you. I believe this is done in Jesus name Amen.
Dear Lord thanks for my lovely family and wondeful job U gave me. Give us power to�build our own house. We've�been renting far too long, please keep us safe Lord.
Thank You for leading us to this house. It is wonderful and just right for our family. We didn't know which house You would lead us to, but we trusted You. I pray, Lord, that as You led us to this house that You will continue to lead us daily. We give You the honor, praise and glory this day!
Trying to find a home was so exciting! I never imagined having my own home would be so invigorating. Lord, this was a new process and I thank You for putting the right people in my life to make this happen. My realtor was very kind and answered all of my questions to help me purchase this home. As I learn to maintain this home, Father, maintain my heart and help me to always remember that this home is not my forever home. You have a room ready for me in glory! I love You, Lord!