Monday, July 15, 2019

Bless Your Church Property

Have you ever blessed your church property, the land dedicated to the worship of God?

In the name of Jesus...

I bless this place with the manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit.

I bless this place with grace and freedom from legalism.

I bless this place with the Holy Spirit's love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith/faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

I bless this place with unity and a feeling of goodwill and caring.

I bless this place with the fear and knowledge of Yahweh.

I bless this place with irresistible human drawing-power where people seek God's Face.

I bless this place with holy signs, wonders and healings.

I bless this place to be the area where people have their deepest needs met.

I bless this place with freedom in Christ, free from the evil one and his unclean servants with their devices, schemes & assignments.

Maurice Berquist, a late minister in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) wrote a book called The Miracle and Power of Blessing. I don't agree with all of Berk's views or theological framework but it is a provocative read. You can download a .pdf version here.