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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:
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).
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).
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).
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! 🙂