My family has lived in our current home for about four years. When we purchased our home we knew that we wanted it to be a place where our friends and family could gather together. Our home was new construction so the build process took about a year. Eventually we closed and were given the keys to our first home. From the day of our closing we decided that we would practice an open door policy. Our home is always open to anyone in need. Our hope has always been for our loved ones to know that they have a place here where they are always welcome. I decided early on that it was important to pray over our home and every person that would come through our doors. I began praying scriptures over our house and it is something I continue to do everyday.

This post includes all the scriptures I use to pray over our home. I like to use the scriptures as prayer prompts to help guide me in the different areas I can pray for my home and family. I have divided them up into categories but many of them overlap and can be used for your entire home.

FRONT DOOR/GARAGE/ENTRY WAY

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves, never lacking in zeal but keep your spiritual fervor serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. (Romans 12:9-13)

You will be blessed when you go in and blessed when you go out. (Deuteronomy 28:6)

But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

KITCHEN/PANTRY

I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)

My cup overflows with your blessings. (Psalm 23:5)

Taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8)

Give us this day our daily bread. (Matthew 6:11)

DINING ROOM

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)

They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. (Acts 2:46)

LIVING ROOM

Through wisdom, a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. (Proverbs 24:3-4)

Love one another as I have loved you. (John 13:34)

MASTER BEDROOM

Love is patient.  Love is kind. (1 Corinthians 13)

We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2-3)

I am my beloved’s and he is mine.  (Song of Solomon 6:3)

I have found the one whom my soul loves. (Song of Solomon 3:4)

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

CHILDREN’S ROOMS

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

This is my command, be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

Do justly, Love mercy, walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)

You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. (Proverbs 3:24)

I have no greater joy than to know my children walk in the truth. (3 John 4)

BATHROOMS

His mercies are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:23)

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)

It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from within you – the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. This beauty will never disappear and is worth much more to God. (1 Peter 3:3-4)

Give us clean hands and pure hearts. (Psalm 24:4)

OFFICE/STUDY

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Colossians 3:23)

For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your path. (Proverbs 3:6)

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God. (Mark 10:27)

STAIRWELL

But get up, go downstairs and accompany them without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself. (Acts 10:20)

As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway. At the top of the stairway stood the Lord, and he said, “I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham, and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I am giving it to you and your descendants. (Genesis 28:12-13)

CLOSETS

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. (Ephesians 6:13-18)

EXTERIOR/SIDEWALK

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,  the world, and all who live in it. (Psalm 24:1)

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. (Romans 15:2)

 

I hope this help as you continue striving to live a kingdom focused life. If you have any other scriptures to add please share them in the comments below!