bless this houseBlessing for a Home is a celebration in the deepest and broadest sense.  We thank God for the gift of a home while honoring the ways people practice their faith in their life at home:  chores and hobbies, cooking and eating, ways of relaxing, relationships within the household and beyond it, caring for our bodies, connecting with the creation.

The Lutheran Service Book Agenda reminds us "Homes may be blessed annually".  
“Drive from here the snares of the evil one and send Your holy angel to guard, protect, visit and defend all who dwell in this home. Mercifully hear their prayers and, when their last hour comes, grant them safe haven in Your heavenly mansions; through Jesus Christ our Lord!” — Lutheran Service Book Agenda, page 319.

Have you recently: house blessing family Moved into a new home, nursing home or dorm room? Have you had an elderly parent move in? A foster child come into your home? Are you a new single-parent household formed after a divorce? St. Paul wrote: “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the Word of God and prayer” (1 Tim. 4:4-5).

The “Blessing of a Home” is a great way for a family to rejoice in their life together in a new home, or for a family to renew their lives together under the Word of God.

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One or more of the following rooms may be blessed. All those assembled move in procession throughout the house, stopping in each room for the following readings and prayers where appropriate. Family members and guests may serve as readers (R).
Kitchen/Dining Room
R    You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you (Joel 2:26a ESV).
P    Give us ever grateful hearts for daily bread, O Lord, and keep us ever mindful of the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
C   Amen.
Entrance to the Home
R    God settles the solitary in a home. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God (Ps. 68:6a; Rom. 15:7 ESV).
P    Lord God, protect and guide those who live here as they come and go. Let them show hospitality to all who visit this home, so that those who enter here may find peace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
C   Amen.
The Church has a custom of blessing homes on the Feast of the Epiphany and the week following. Family and friends gather to ask God’s blessing on their homes and those who live in or visit the home. It is an invitation for Jesus to be a daily guest in our home, our comings and goings, our conversations, our work and play, our joys and sorrows.
A traditional way of doing this is to use chalk to write above the home’s entryway, 20 + C + M + B + 19.
The letters C, M, B have two meanings. They are the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. They also abbreviate the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat, “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross and 2018 is the year.
Instructions for Blessing the Home
Using chalk mark the lintel of your front door (or front porch step) as follows:
20 + C + M + B + 19 and say:
“The three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed the star of God’s Son who became human two thousand and thirteen years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen.”

Then say the following prayer:
“Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love; and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and for ever. Amen.”