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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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    • Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, in allowing you to help others. I will be more prayful over my house , my children and the people who enter. May God bless you and your family, continuously May peace be unto you.

  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 .

      • Thank you that the Holy Spirit has placed this in your heart to do, so that you can help and inspire others . May god continue to bless you snd your family always.

  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!

    • 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!

    • 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!

      • I feel the same way it seems like GOD knows what I need in my home w my family it doesn’t seem my God knows what we need Amen

  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?

    • 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!

    • Hi, Kelly, I just read your comment and God is putting it on my heart to pray for you so please be assured that I will keep you and your family in my prayers. We don’t always know why things happen the way they do but trust that God has a plan and that this is all going to turn out for His glory.

    • Dear Kellie Google the story behind the lady that wrote the song Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus might bring you comfort and some understanding regarding travails we go thru

  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.

  11. Migdalia Torres Reply

    I need prayers for me and my boyfriend he lives in Colombia and I live in USA. I ask God to for his salvation and that we can be together soon.

  12. Hi Bree,

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I am now fostering my 8 month old granddaughter and we are having sleepless nights. I’m 57 yrs old and finding myself exhausted everyday with little energy to do much. But I am going to start praying over her while she sleeps. This has helped encourage me to start again praying for my family in a fervent way even if it is through sleepy eyes. Hugs and God bless.

    Cathy

  13. Well, this is timely for me. I was actually really worried about some things related to the safety of my home. Not in a literal sense, but still it was on my mind. I’m glad I came across this as these prayers are pretty much what I really need right now.

    Thanks!

  14. Dear Brew,
    Thank you so much for the blessed information. I have never thought about a prayer walk. I always cover my girls, myself and even our dog in the blood of Jesus and claim a hedge of protection around us. I do the same for my home and the ground it sits on. Before we even back out of the driveway I cover us and my car in the blood of Jesus and ask for traveling mercy. I always thank the Lord and give Him all the praise and glory! I will now start a prayer walk through my home. May God bless you and yours abundantly.
    God bless you, Linda

  15. Thank u for sharing…saw this article at right time to share with my wife for our family

  16. It is a good and right thing to do! As I walk I am meditating on the Lord’s word and ask God’s blessing as I begin this walk of faith!

  17. When walking through your office pray for God to protect your family from evil things on Internet. Pray for purity and Godly use of Internet. ‘Be ye holy for I am Holy’ says God!

  18. Thanks for this excellent idea! I have always invite Gid into my honexbut never thought about doing it room by room. Love it

  19. Gracias por estas ideas, siempre necesitamos llevar a nuestra familia al trono de la gracia.
    Yo oro que Romanos 12:1-2 sea real en nuestra familia.

  20. Beautiful! Insight into having more of God in how all of life affects us.
    Well done sissy.

  21. That was beautiful! I usually just pray Psalm 91 throughout my home. I liked the specific prayers for certain areas of the home. Thanks for sharing

  22. Dianna R Gonzalez Reply

    Hello, the prayer I like to use to Psalm 62 to do my prayer walk though out my hone
    I will use the scriptures that you have to do my prayer walk for protection over my home .
    Thank you,
    Dianna Rose Gonzalez

  23. This sounds awesome! Thank you for the reminder that we need to pray over our home and family. I really appreciate you sharing this with me.

  24. This is really amazing. I have never thought of it And I am so inspired and moved. I am definitely going to start praying over my home. Can’t wait to share it with the ladies in my all group.

    May God bless you

    Thank you for sharing this.

  25. Meryl Rudzinski Reply

    I was amazed to see this (on Pinterest). I’ve been doing this for years. To my own home and my daughters when I visit her. My way is not as detailed as you have described, but you mentioned some things that never occurred to me which I will now incorporate into mine. Thank you for sharing this. God bless you and your home, and those who live there, and enter within. ❤️

  26. Thanks I’ve had a lot of issues in my home with plumbing and with addictions. I’m going to do this now!God bless everyone!

  27. I’m so thankful you shared this with us I am definitely going to begin my prayer walk over my home. Also can you give ideas for prayer walk over rental property. Thanks

  28. My favourite verse, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

  29. Thank you Bree, you are such a blessing. My children are all grown now. But when they were all younger & still at home . I would pray in their rooms, I anointed their pillows, asked God to speak to them as they slept, laid hands on the stereo asked God to change the choice of music they listen to, I would pray over their shoes, that they would walk with God. Let me tell you, God is so faithful ! His promises are true. My 3 sons & daughter are now grown with kids of their own. God has blessed me with Godly grandchildren. Keep God in your home as well as your life. Be blessed & keep sharing his word. Ceci

  30. Am truly blessed and encouragedand I am going to do the prayer walk while quoting the scriptures without ceasing.

    GB

  31. Thank you so much!!!! Within the past few days (I cannot remember the exact day), God placed it on my heart to do this very thing – to pray over my home and my family (I have friends who do this, but I never have)… As with a lot of things, I heard, but did not listen. I see “stumbling onto this” as, again, another gentle nudge from God to listen and obey. Thank you, again, for sharing!!!

  32. This is amazing!! I was just thinking about this, this past weekend!! I never thought of it having an official name! Contractors are about to break ground and start building my house. What an amazing prayer for start to finish and the years to come!! Thank you for this and may God continue to bless and keep your family!

  33. I can testify that this kind of prayer works. I have been married for thirty years. My husband loves coming home! My two kids, 27 and 21 are both serving God. My son (21) is pursuing the ministry.

  34. Hello, it’s now 3:15a.m as I read this I’m so grateful to God all mighty for allowing me to see this on Pinterest. This is something I use to do faithfully but along life Journey I stop being Consistent with praying over my home room by room, I used to Bleeding the blood of Jesus from the front door to the back Asking him to dispatch his Protecting angels all over the land, Binding the hand of the enemy off of everything he has Blessed my husband and I with, thanks so much for reminding me of this Great truth I once walked in.

  35. I have always anointed my home with olive oil, prayer, and thankfulness to God for all He does. I wanted to share that the enemy enjoys causing havoc in our homes, relationships, etc. I love the fact that you were faithful and obedient to share this with the world. Spiritual cleaning of our homes brings God’s peace, presence, and love into the home. I’m so glad to see so many woman be open to this truth. Blessings to you all!

  36. Dearest, Sister in Christ;
    You are a blessing too many of us. I am an Anointed Servant of the Lord thy God, through “Jesus Christ ” my Saviour and the Power of the “Holy Spirit” I praise my Father, through his Son, Jesus Christ; every day! I have been doing, prayer walks, since my early year’s. I use to do them with my Mother, when I was twelve, and I continue to this day! I do them when helping other people, when they call me asking for my help. Prayer Walks, and I cannot stress this enough, they are so very important, I’m glad to read, you are encouraging others too do these, Prayer Walks. May, the Lord bless all of your endeavors. Peace be unto you and your family.
    Sincerely;
    A humble servant of the Lord God, Almighty.
    Isabella Vittoria Lopez.

  37. Am soo blessed to read this I always have the thought of doing praying walk in my house this really encourage me to start thank u .May God blessed u and keep u safe

  38. When you do your weekly blessing to you pray on the outside and inside of each of your doors and windows? I did both this time.

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