A house blessing is meaningful way to invite God’s peace, protection, and care into your home. It is especially appropriate when moving into a new home, but can be done after a time of great family difficulty or yearly at the time of Epiphany to commemorate the visit of the Magi to the toddler Jesus as his house. Here is how to do a house blessing, including a free printable you can use for a house blessing if your own.How to Do a House Blessing|The Holy Mess

What is a House Blessing?

A house blessing is asking for God to provide care for the family members of a house and asking for his peace and protection in that dwelling place.

We are not worshiping the object of the house itself, but rather asking God to provide love and protect to the family members of the house. Remember, it is God who is to be worshiped and praised, and who always deserves our full honor and glory.

There is no magic in a house blessing, but the power comes from the word of God. God’s word is powerful anytime it is spoken and used. Hebrews 4:12 tells us, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” What is even more important is that we continue to read God’s word and use it daily within our homes.

Can a House Be Demon-Possessed?

I’ve been asked this question and the basic answer is yes, a house can indeed be demon possessed. Satan, our enemy is incredibly powerful, and when people choose to invite him into their lives by using the occult, witchcraft, and other means, evil takes root. Haunted houses tend to be a played-up Halloween parody, and while rare, demon possession can happen.

James 2:19 tells us, “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe-and shudder!” Demons exist and Christians do well to avoid all types of evil.

We also have no reason to live in fear!

The house we just moved into, built in 1910, is over 100 years old. There is so much history in this house, some of it good and some of it very bad I’m sure. We did not do the house blessing to somehow ward off old evil spirits that might be lurking from past sins. We did the house blessing to ask God’s protection and guidance for our family.

How to Do a House Blessing

But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15 ESV)

Every day the world beckons us away from Christ. A house blessing is a confession of faith and a prayer for God’s blessing, guidance and protection for the members of your family.

  1. Do the house blessing when you move into a new home, at Epiphany, after a tragic loss, when someone new moves in, when a new baby arrives, or when you are moving out.
  2. The leader (such as the father, head of the household, or a pastor) may read one portion and different family members may take turns reading the other parts.
  3. Light a candle and begin with a song if desired.
  4. The family moves from room to room and says a blessing in each location.
  5. The leader (such as the father, head of the household, or a pastor) may read one portion and different family members may take turns reading the other parts.

FREE Printable House Blessing

As my gift to you, here is a free printable house blessing you can use at your house.

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How to Do a House Blessing|The Holy Mess

Our House Blessing

Last weekend we had a house blessing for our new home. We used the blessing from the printable above, and afterward we had a toast and a special dessert.

We used a similar blessing when we moved out of our old house, adding in that we stopped at each room and shared special memories of things that happened in that room. It was so meaningful! Here are more ways to say goodbye to a house you have loved.

How to Do a House Blessing|The Holy Mess

We made our house blessing special with a toast afterwards, and Bekah made cupcakes.

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