Bless This Home (Nirote)


"As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."—Joshua 24:15c

Bless This Home is a service of hospitality that clergy and lay leaders can use for blessing one's home (apartment, condo) and its residents. This service includes:

  • Gathering
  • The Blessing
  • Blessings for Individual Rooms of the Home
  • Closing 
  • Scripture passages throughout

Bless This Home is meant to be a celebration, a declaration of a household's faith and an opportunity to ask God for divine favor. Residents can invite family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else they choose to witness this ritual and celebrate with them as they transform their dwelling place into a sacred space.


William R. Nirote, an ordained United Church of Christ minister for over 25 years, received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has served congregations in Ohio and Maryland. Nirote and his wife, Arevena, shared their home with three children, who now have their own homes with partners and children of their own. 

Paperback: 40 pages (5 x 8 in.)