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Prayer at the Foundation of a House

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Priest: Let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord have mercy.

Priest:

O God Almighty, Who made the Heavens with wisdom and has established the earth upon its sure foundations, the Creator and Author of all men, look upon these Your servants (Names), to whom it has seemed good to set up a house for their dwelling in the dominion of Your Power, and to rear it by building; establish it upon a stable rock, and found it according to Your divine word in the Gospel, so that neither wind, nor flood, nor any other thing shall be able to harm it; graciously grant that they may bring it to completion, and deliver all them who shall wish to dwell therein from every attack of the enemy; for Yours is the dominion, and Yours is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

For the Blessing of Any Object

Priest: Let us pray to the Lord.

People: Lord have mercy.

Priest:

O Creator and Author of the human race; Giver of all spiritual Graces, Bestower of eternal Salvation: do You, the same Lord, send down Your Holy Spirit with a blessing from on high upon this (name of object being blessed), that, fortified by the might of Your heavenly protection, it may be potent unto bodily salvation and help and aid unto all who shall make use of it; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who together with You, the Eternal Father, and Your All Holy, Good and Life‑creating Spirit, we send up glory, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Liturgical Texts courtesy and copyright of Holy Cross Press, Brookline, MA