"May all evils be cast out of this place, at this moment, in the name of Jesus."
While there is a rite of blessing for houses to be led by a priest in a family home, this prayer designed for families to pray together in the absence of a priest can also be fruitful.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen!
Father of infinite goodness, I am consecrating this place where I live with my family, my home, to the Lord.
Many homes become a place of discord, of disputes over inheritances, of financial debts, of tears and suffering. Some are the scene of infidelity; others become places of hate, vengeance, pornography, dissoluteness, theft, drug trafficking, disrespect, serious illness, psychological disorders, aggression, death, and abortion.
Some houses stand on land that was the cause of legal battles and improperly distributed inheritances, which may have caused deaths, accidents, violence, and aggression.
I ask You, Lord, to bless us and drive all of that evil away from us!
I know that the enemy takes advantage of these situations to set up his headquarters, but I also know that You have the power to cast all evil out of this place. Therefore, I ask that the devil be sent away and never come back to this house.
Today, I make the decision to consecrate this house to You. I ask that, just as You went to the house of the bride and groom at Cana in Galilee and performed Your first miracle there, come today to my house and cast out all evil that might have taken root here.
Please, Christ our Lord, expel now, with Your power, all evil.
May all evils be cast out of this place, at this moment, in the name of Jesus, and never again return, because this house now belongs to God and is consecrated to Him!
Lord, I ask You, banish from this place all aggression between siblings, all fighting, any lack of respect, and any violence between parents and children, between the spouses who live here, and between the residents of this house and their neighbors.
May the angels of God come to live with us. May they now inhabit every bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, hallway and outdoor area. May our house be a fortress inhabited and protected by the angels of the Lord, so that all our family may persevere in prayer and remain faithful in the love of God, and may peace and the fullness of harmony dwell here.
Thank You, Lord, for hearing my prayers! May we serve You each day, and may Your blessing always be upon us. Know, Lord, that this house belongs to You. Stay with us, Lord! Amen!
After this prayer, say an Our Father and sprinkle holy water in all the rooms.
by Father Vagner Baia
for Canção Nova
Translated and adapted from Aleteia’s Spanish edition.