Instructions for Blessing the Home
Using chalk, mark the lintel of your front door (or front porch step) as follows:
20 + C + M + B + 18
The three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed the star of God’s Son who became human two thousand and eighteen years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen.
Then offer the following prayer:
Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love; and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.
Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day.
Helen Taylor, “Bless this House”
For musical inspiration for your restful Sunday, listen to our BIS Rests playlist.
We recommend praying with “We Three Kings” by The Oxford Trinity Choir.