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Blessing of a new home


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Philip Kosloski - published on 05/14/21

Here is a short blessing for use when you are moving into a new home.

One of the most important actions to do when you move is to pray a prayer of blessing over the new home.

Typically this is done by the parish priest, but it can also be supplemented by a prayer from the head of the household, such as the father or husband.

It is a beautiful way to invite God’s presence into your new home and ask his many graces to shower upon you.

Here is a prayer of blessing of a new home from the Roman Ritual.

Blessing of a new home

Bless, O Lord, almighty God this home that it be the shelter of health, chastity, self-conquest, humility, goodness, mildness, obedience to the commandments, and thanksgiving to God the Father, Son, and Holy spirit. May blessing remain for all time upon this dwelling and them that live herein. Through Christ our Lord.Amen.

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