Home Blessing

Leader: Almighty and everlasting God, grant to this home the grace of your presence, that you may be known to be the inhabitant of this dwelling, and the defender of this household; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever.

All: Amen.

Leader: O God, protect and guide those who live here, their going out and their coming in; and let them share the hospitality of this home with all who visit, that those who enter here may know your love and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: O God, you are the teacher who leads us to all truth. Grant that those who work, study, and learn here may use knowledge in accordance with your will, to bring peace and healing to all people, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: Blessed are you, O God, who gives us food and drink to sustain our lives and make our hearts glad. Send your blessing upon those who prepare food in this home, and make us ever thankful for our daily bread. Help us to be grateful for all your mercies and keep us ever mindful of the needs of others; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Leader: O God, we give thanks for the lives of your faithful servants gathered here today. Sanctify this place as a peaceful shelter and place of rest to those who, in humble service to you, have given themselves, their time and their talents. Strengthen the hands which bring the labor to bring this thing to pass, and may the tools they use ring out in a joyful tribute to your faithfulness and righteousness.

All:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

🙂

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