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As a wife, mom, and homemaker, there are so many things that I desire to have in my home: Service to God, love, peace, safety, hospitality, and grace, just to name a few. Before we go out into the world each day, our home is our starting point. I want this place to be so saturated with prayer, Scripture, and service that evil has no opportunity to invade. When my husband comes home each evening, I want him to be greeted with an abundance of peace and love. I want to be able to sense God’s presence here every single day.

Talk about homemaking goals, right? If you’re anything like me, a house like that sounds like a dream come true!

So how do we begin to cultivate a home full of God’s goodness?

One way is to saturate your home with prayer through regular prayers walks. Use this time to lift up your family and home in prayer to our Lord. Trust Him with every aspect of your home, seek His Will, and commit to following His lead.

What’s a prayer walk?

A prayer walk is just like it sounds! You take a walk through a building or area, praying over each part as you go. This can involve thanking God, asking for blessings, and requesting protection.

How exactly do you take a prayer walk through a home?

Start on the outside of your home, pray over each window and doorway. Once you’ve done that, start praying inside your home. Pray over each room, your family, and visitors that come into your home. Use prayers that praise God as well as asking for any specific needs your home and family may have.

You can do a more formal prayer walk each week and a more informal version daily, praying over each room as you go about your daily routine. Find a structure that works for you and commit to regular prayer walks through your home.

Here is a simple guide for praying Scripture over your home during your prayer walk:

Entire house

Pray that your home be built on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:24-27, 1 Corinthians 3:11).

Pray for your family to serve God (Joshua 24:15) and glorify Him in all you do (Psalm 115:1).

Kitchen and Dining Room

Thank God for His provision (Matthew 6:31-32).

Pray that your family’s true nourishment comes from God (Matthew 4:4, John 4: 13-14, John 7:37-39).

Bedrooms

Pray for the Salvation of each family member, if they have not already committed their lives to Christ (John 3:16).

Pray the Armor of God over each family member (Ephesians 6: 10-18).

Pray that your family finds rest in God (Matthew 11:28-30, Psalm 4:8).

Pray for each family member to exhibit the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

Living room

Pray for peace between within your family and those around you (Romans 12:18).

Pray for your home to be a welcoming place where you can host and serve others in the name of the Lord (1 Peter 4:10, Hebrews 13:2, 1 Peter 4:9).

Office

Pray that you work as if for God and not for man (Colossians 3:23).

Pray for hearts of financial stewardship and giving that glorify God (Deuteronomy 16:17, 2 Corinthians 9:7).

Pray that you and your family do not develop a love of money (1 Timothy 6:10, Matthew 6:24, Hebrews 13:5).

Doorways and Windows

Pray for protection from evil and its influences (2 Thessalonians 3:3, 2 Samuel 22:3-4, James 4:7, Isaiah 41:10).

Pray for a peaceful home full of God’s presence (Hebrews 12:14, Philippians 4:6-7, John 14:27).

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Use these prayers and Bible verses as a starting point for your prayers walks and then add to them depending on the specific needs of your family and home. Make a commitment today to begin saturating your home with prayer through regular prayer walks!

Thank you so much for taking precious time out of your day to read this, my friend! Let me know some of your favorite verses to pray over your home and family in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

How to do a Prayer Walk through Your Home

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  1. This is beautiful. I’m so glad that I have come across this and I’m definitely going to start tomorrow. Thank you for the encouragement .

  2. Moving into our new house over the weekend so I couldn’t have found this at a more perfect time! God is so intentional! Thank you!

  3. Thanks for the encouragement. Wish i had this why the children was littler. What is the best Bible verses to prayer for my children to get good jobs. Thanks alot!

    • Bree Reply

      Reatha, thank you so much for reading! I think any of the verses in the “office” section of the article would be great to pray over your kids in regards to jobs. Also, the book “The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children” by Stormie Omartian may be helpful to you! Blessings to you!

  4. I just blogged about finding triggers to help you remember to pray for specific things or people; I love this idea of praying for specific things in each room and am brainstorming how I can incorporate this right now! Thanks for the great ideas and verses!

    • Bree Reply

      Carolyn, I love how God does that! He always seems to give me exactly what I need to read or hear at the perfect time! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Thank you so much.may the good Lord bless the work of your hands.

  6. Bree, my family and I moved across the country last June. We spent 3 months in an apartment waiting for our home to be built , so I was looking forward to the day that we could write scriptures on the foundation. My husband, 20 & 22 yr. old daughters and I chose our scriptures and “marked” our home. For the first 4 months that we were in the house, we had nothing but trouble. There were contractors that spent weeks at a time from dawn to dusk trying to get things right. Every time we opened the door for someone, it felt like the devil waltzed right in behind them! It was discouraging and disheartening to say the least.
    At first, I questioned our methods. Were we not truly invested and faithfully believing that God could and would do what we were praying for? Then I wondered if because I posted a pic of myself on social media writing one of the verses that I was being a “look at me Pharisee”? I also questioned whether or not we had chosen the right home, etc.
    I know that we have slacked in our prayer coverage over our home and I am now committing to a regular prayer walk. How would you encourage others that have the same type of struggles that we have had?

    • Bree Reply

      Kellie, thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your story! The best thing we can do is seek God: Pray, study His Word, ask for prayer from others. We are told multiple times in the Bible that we will have trials and tribulations in this life (Romans 12:12, John 16:33, James 1:2-8), but we can also rest in faith in our Lord. He has overcome the world (John 16:33) and is with us always (Matthew 28:20). Blessings to you!

  7. I did it as I read awesome Thank You,It quieted my soul as I was going through as I read this God is so intentional may he continue to bless you and other readers

  8. Today my husband came home and started arguing over something I could not understand the anger he had in him was strong ,so I decided to just talk to God and asked for his protection over my family and to removed the anger out of my husband. I find this suggestion to be helpful and I enjoyed reading psalm 51 and 91 .my intimate relationship with God is going to help my family. I believed. Thanks for the encouragement. GB.

  9. This concept is really wonderful and stays true to the Biblical command to pray without ceasing. Thank you for sharing this. This can be a powerful tool against the enemy who wants to cause division in our homes. I’m starting this today.

  10. Thank you so much for this information. I really appreciate the time you’ve taken to share this and this opportunity to learn how to do a prayer walk. God bless you in your service to our Lord and savior.

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