NEW YEAR BLESSING
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Chalk these letters on the lintel above your door, or on the gate or wall of your home, as large as you would like (chalk and prayer cards are available in the south porch of the church).
Christus mansionem benedicat which, when translated, means Christ bless this house.
Pray the prayer of blessing over all who enter and leave your home for the following year. This is an ancient prayer of blessing and invites God to be a part of your family for the coming year.
On entering the home,
Peace be to this house.
And to all who dwell herein
Bless, + O Lord God almighty, this home, that in it there may be health, purity,
the strength of victory, humility, goodness and mercy, the fulfilment of Thy law,
the thanksgiving to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. And
may this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell herein.
Through Christ our Lord.