Some years ago, Bob and I moved into our new home in South Florida. The home was older and needed work. A gentleman was recommended to us as one who would do a very good job in sanding and refreshing the hardwood floors. While working in my new home office, I could hear music coming from the front porch. I discovered it was Jerry–singing to the top of his lungs along with the radio. God’s love filled our home before we ever moved in. On his last day of the job, I heard him pray this prayer:
“Father, I pray for this home. I consecrate my work to you and ask you to bless this family and every guest that enters this home. May your love cover every room in this home for your glory. Amen.”
I knew he was coming around the house to receive his check. My eyes were filled with tears as I told him that we have always dedicated our homes to the Lord, but this is the first time our home has been consecrated by someone outside our family and how blessed we were!
Below are some suggestions and ideas for your family as you consider dedicating your home to the Lord.
Family Worship Bonds and Blends Family
- Entryway: Joshua 24:15
- Dining Room: Proverbs 25:21- Matthew 20:28
- Living Room: Romans 12:13
- Kitchen: John 6: 9 – Psalm 121
- Children’s bedrooms: Psalm 4:8
- Guest Room: Psalm 62:1-2
- Master Bedroom: Galatians 5:22
Of course, you may choose your own scripture promises.
The dedication could be as follows:
- Talk about the room to be dedicated – what it is and what it means to the home and to the family (this can be written out for small children/older can speak their dedication).
- Scripture: choose a scripture that “fits” the room. i.e. (above) either by the person reading or someone in the group.
- Move to next room.
- The Dedication should take about 15-20 minutes.
- Refreshments could be served and fellowship will follow.
Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain, unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. (Psalm 127:1)
Happy Home Dedication to You!