Advise on blessing your home

 Where should I read this prayer out? I would suggest that a person would speak out this prayer inside of the home and in a room they feel is most appropriate (living room, family room etc). After reading this prayer out I would suggest that they would then go around and using anointing oil bless each room of their home.

    What do I use for anointing oil? What I would suggest using is a Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed, Olive Oil (cold pressed is purer) which can be purchased at your local grocery store. A one quart, or one liter bottle of oil doesn't cost much and will last for many months. If you have never used anointing oil before I would encourage you to. When we are praying for the Lord's blessing and protection for our life, (or our family), or when blessing a home and/or praying for healing or deliverance, it is good to use anointing oil.

  Matthew 6:17 NIV 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head

  Mark 6:13 NIV 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.

  Hebrews 1:9 NIV 9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy."

  James 5:14 NIV 14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.

    How do I use anointing oil? Blessing the oil. Upon bringing the oil home it needs to be blessed. I know some people believe that a ordained minister of the Lord needs to bless oil to be used for anointing, but in the same way that we have Christ's authority to bless our homes and other people we have the right authority to bless anointing oil. If you prefer a minister, pastor, or anointed Christian friend to bless the oil for you that is not a problem, but God does want each one of us to realize our potential in Christ and to walk in it. To bless the oil to be used for anointing oil is to proclaim it to be so. Holding the bottle you just ask God to bless the oil by His Spirit in that in everything you would bless with this oil would be spiritually sanctified by God's empowerment.

    Where do I put the oil? Because oil can stain I suggest you use the oil on a wood surface rather than a painted surface, or in inconspicious places such as on the door, or door jam as you enter a room, on a window sill, a closet door, or where you deem would be a good spot. Going into each room of your home speak a blessing over the room then find about two places (or however many you feel led) to bless with oil. I would suggest anointing the door, or door jam as you enter the room and the window sill if the room has a window. To anoint a spot with oil simply dip your thumb into the bottle of oil and with your thumb make the sign of the cross (about two inches by two inches) where you have chose to anoint. (door, door jam, window, window sill, baseboard, closet door etc.)

    What should you say when blessing with oil? Such things as "Lord in the name of Jesus Christ I bless this door, (door jam, window sill, baseboard etc) to bless this room." "May Your Holy Spirit flow through and fill this room with Your Spirit." "In the name of Jesus Christ Father bless, sanctify and purge this room of anything that is of a wrong spirit." "In the name of Jesus Christ I ask for Your peace and joy to inhabit this room."Or whatever you feel led to speak out

    And as you go from room to room, down a hallway, up the stairs etc. keep speaking blessings on your home. Such things as "Father fill this home with Your Holy Spirit" "May Your Holy Spirit flow through and fill this home up with Your Spirit." "May Your Warrior angels take a stance against darkness in this home and may they make a hedge of projection around this home." "Every article in this home including the building material is yours." Or whatever you feel led to speak. 

    Blessing and anointing the outside of the home (the property) In the same way as inside of the home go outside and anointing with oil bless the main land marks within the boundary lines of your property.

   As we had said if a person lives in a condominium, or an apartment where there isn't any property then this is something you don't have to do, but even if you are given access to a small sitting area outside of the apartment, condominium etc, go ahead and bless this also.

    Also if a person has a huge property I would advise that you walk the parameters of the main yard that you maintain around your home, but as you pray over that area you can speak out and dedicate everything within the boundary lines of your property from corner post to corner post unto the Lord. (At another time if you happen to be going out to work on an area of your property, or out to walk your property you could make it a point to take some anointing oil with you and bless an area of your property as you go.)

    Going outside with your anointing oil walk the parameter (the boundary lines) of your property (front and back yard) and bless some of the landmarks in that path as you go such as a fence post, tree, the garage, a boundary stake, telephone pole, garden shed etc. After walking the property lines around your property you can then focus some time blessing and anointing some of the objects/ landmarks that are more in the center of your property, (front and back yard). You don't have to bless every object on your property line, or within the parameter of your property as long as you are satisfied you have blessed and anointed the main landmarks, corner posts, buildings, trees etc. on your property.

    Also in the same way as you would speak out your blessings when anointing the inside of the home with oil speak out your blessings as you are walking around your yard/ property and when you are anointing an object.

    You can say such things as "Father in Jesus Christ's name I ask that You would sanctify everything within the parameters of my (our) property in that everything is made holy" "Father I dedicate this property unto You and I ask that Your Holy Spirit would continually flow over and perpetually bless this property." "In the name of Jesus Christ I ask that Your Warrior Angels would guard over this property and purge it of every form of evil that tries to come onto this property." "Father I bless this tree (shed, garage, fence post etc) in the name of Jesus Christ." "I offer everything on this property up to You and put them into Your hands." "I claim every blade of grass on this property, every tree, every building etc for the Kingdom of God. Everything here is Yours to govern over." Or whatever you feel led to speak.

         Barry McLaughlin    
Freedom Deliverance Ministry