BLESSING OF HOUSES

(The directions are in red.)

 

(All make the sign of the cross on themselves.)
(Leader says:) Peace to this home.
(All respond:) And to all who live here.
 
[Sprinkle Holy Water if available.]
 
(Leader says antiphon then all repeat:)
ANTIPHON: Sprinkle me, O Lord, with a hyssop, and I shall be purified; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
Ps. 50, 3. Have mercy on me, O God, in Your great mercy. [Or say all of Ps. 50 in the Douy-Rheims version. This is Ps 51 in NAB and all modern bibles.]
(Leader says:) Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
(All respond:) As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
(Leader says antiphon then all repeat:)
ANTIPHON: Sprinkle me, O Lord, with a hyssop, and I shall be purified; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
 
(Leader says:) Lord, hear my prayer
(All respond:) And let my cry come unto You.
(Leader says:) The Lord be with you.
(All respond:) And with your spirit.
 
(Leader says:) Let us pray.
Hear us, O holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal God, and send Your holy angel from heaven to watch over, cherish, protect, be with, and defend all who live in this house. [We ask this] through Christ our Lord.
(All respond:) Amen.
(Conclude by all make the sign of the cross on themselves.)

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