Since becoming a Christian in 1996, I have learned a great deal about the power of prayer over the years, & I even learned specifically about the power of praying over your home.
Blessing your home like this is one of the simplest yet best things you can do for yourself & your home. I don’t mean you have to invite in a priest, shaman or anyone special to do some very specific ritual. I mean simply praying over your home, asking God to bless it however you see fit.
Many years ago when I came across this idea, I prayed over my husband’s & my first home. I asked God to take care of it as well as our property, to take care of & bless not only us who lived in it but anyone who came through its door. The prayer was nothing fancy, but it made an obvious difference.
God protected us & our home from some pretty scary things after that prayer. We had a very large dead tree in our back yard that we couldn’t afford to have cut down right away. Every time there was a storm or wind, we were afraid of its branches or the tree itself falling onto our home or cars. Several times, huge branches fell, but never on our house or cars. No major damage was caused by that tree in the years it was in that state until we could cut it down. In 2010, lightening struck our home while we were out. A window air conditioner caught fire, but went out quickly. The only casualties were our well pump & a few dings in the metal siding.
Our home also became very peaceful after praying.
Shortly after I prayed over our house the first time, my best friend came by one day & commented about how peaceful & comfortable the house felt. She is a devoted Christian & very in tune to her surroundings, so I wasn’t entirely surprised by this even though I hadn’t told her what I did. What did surprise me was when my father came by a few weeks later & said almost word for word the same thing she said. At that time, he wasn’t a Christian & lacked my friend’s in tune ways. It was one of many times that I realized there is something pretty significant to praying over your home.
A few years later, after my mother died, I inherited my parents’ home. My husband & I moved in, & before that, I prayed over their house as I did for our first house. The difference was astounding! This house that once was the scene of so much anger & pain became my favorite place to be. Its atmosphere is cozy & comfortable now. Talk about a huge change!
The atmosphere of a home can change. I have noticed that if someone who loves me visits, the energy in my house remains comfortable. It also feels much darker if someone who doesn’t like me is in my home. The cozy, peaceful feeling isn’t so pronounced in those situations. Praying over your home after someone like that leaves & changes that energy right back to a much more peaceful atmosphere. If someone especially unpleasant has been in my home, I find it helpful too, to open the windows after they leave. I don’t think of this as anything spiritually significant, but it helps me to feel that fresh air can come in to replace their negative energy.
Whether your home is a small studio apartment or a 7,000 square foot mansion, I would like to encourage you to do as I have done, & pray over your home. Just pray as you feel is right. If you want to know what I did, I asked God to bless my home, all of our property, the land, us & anyone who comes into it, even if it’s a repairman who is only there for a few minutes. I also pray this periodically as I think of it. Doing this has worked very well for me, & I believe it can work just as well for you!
2 responses to “The Power Of Praying Over Your Home”
What a GREAT idea! Thank you so much! Doing this right now! 🙂