In the New Zealand Prayer Book is the BLESSING OF A HOME.
It is in the home that the first experience of love occurs; it is there that love is nurtured and grows to maturity. The Christian home is also the ground for much of people’s spiritual growth.
The ministry of Jesus occurs in many different homes. Therefore to hallow the home as an environment for nurture and renewal, is a deeply felt need by many Christian households.
The blessing of a home encourages Christians to dedicate their life at home to God and to others.
Each room has a dedicated prayer, as the priest blesses the home. This prayer is for a Study or Home Office:
FOR A STUDY
The priest says:
Teach us, O God, where wisdom is to be found, and
show us the place of understanding.
Seek your God and you will be found.
Search for God with all your heart
and with all your mind.
O God, the source of all wisdom,
may this be a place of reflection and awareness,
of knowledge and understanding.
Show yourself for us,
lest we go about in ignorance;
reveal yourself to us,
for in you we know the incarnate word.
- New Zealand Prayer Book, pp. 762, 768
Blessings, my friend,