I had another post planned for today but I didn’t have time to flesh it out.
Writing about faith can be a little exhausting. There’s the praying and fretting that you have handled God’s word correctly and then there’s the emails that sometimes require long, involved answers. Then more praying and worrying that the emails were spoken in love and mercy. House pictures are so much easier.
And speaking of blue and white dishes which I’ve always adored, I found the mother load at an estate sale this weekend. Or perhaps it should be called the grandmother load. But in any case, I’m ready to practice some hospitality.
Enjoy this prayer for the home and perhaps even print it off as a daily reminder!
Lord God, our home is among the most precious gifts we receive in this life.
We realize this all the more as we remember our Lord Jesus. He set aside home and family. Having no place to lay His head throughout His ministry, he chose to sojourn among those He came to save. We prayerfully invite Him to dwell in our earthly abode even as He continually invites us by Word and Sacrament to dwell forever in our heavenly home, which He prepares for us.
Make us ever grateful for this shelter from life’s storms.
Keep this house always the home of comfort, joy, peace, and forgiveness.
According to Your will, protect this home from the spiritual assaults of Satan, but likewise make our home a fortress against the calamities of nature and the wickedness of sinful man.
Grant us the virtue of hospitality, the joy of harmonious living, and the blessing of gathering around Your Word and bringing our families’ prayers before You.
May all who dwell in our home be blessed by Your presence and Your peace,
and may all who go forth give thanks for the grace they receive from You, through us, Your dear children
We receive Your loving kindness in our home as a reminder of the eternal home we inherit through Your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.