11 Prayers for Building a New House

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My family has been blessed to live in three different states over the past ten years. During that time, we have had two different opportunities to watch a home be built from the ground up. My husband knew what we were getting into, but I had no idea.

Both homes we built ran into the same issues. The home builders were moving too fast and we had to fight tooth and nail to get walls straightened or the sub floor leveled. It was stressful and consumed our lives for months.

Looking back at it now, I wonder how different our experience would have been if we would have turned to God to build our home. How our relationships with the contractors could have been different. We should have come to the builders with concerns instead of confrontation. How God’s given words would have guided both us and the contractors to build us a stable home.

We were in such a rush both times to get into our homes. I hope you are blessed with the time to enjoy the process. We often spend years watching the place we have moved into become a home full of faith and memories. I pray you watch the place you and God are creating for those memories with the same hopeful encouragement.

Hebrews 3:4 teaches us “For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.” Remember to thank God for your opportunity. Remember to ask him to bless each part of your home’s structure. I hope these prayers help you fill your home with faith before and after you move in!

If you have any specific new house building prayer requests, please leave them in the comments below.

Quick Prayer for Building a New Home:

Dear Lord, we ask that you bless everyone working on this build. Father, we hold such importance in you being a part of our home. We ask that you watch over every contractor that comes onto the property and keep them safe.

Lord, please keep everyone aware of what they are doing. Help all eyes be sharp and minds be thoughtful. Allow our home to be built using your hands, Lord. Thank you for this opportunity, we know all things are done with your will. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Building a New Home Prayer for Finances:

Dear Lord, you have placed this dream of building a new home in our minds. You have given our hearts the yearning for a new home and we want your hand to guide us on financing this dream.

Father, I ask that you bless us with enough money to create the home you have planned for us. Lord, I ask that you guide us to the right financial location.

Help us achieve an interest rate that will give us the opportunity to focus on the home we are creating instead of the monthly interest payments. Grant us with credit that is blessed by you. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Going Over Plans:

Dear Father, I have come here with our project manager and architect to go over the plans for building our new home. I thank you Lord, for giving us the time to meet today. I ask that you be with us, that you fill this room with your presence.

Lord, help us all understand the concepts that will be presented today. Let us understand why certain walls need to be placed. Give us understanding when something we wanted to happen, does not make sense structurally.

Father, I ask that you use this time to bring us together as a team. Help us communicate well and present our expectations. Lord, help the project manager also present me with the expectations he has, allow me to come up with a plan that works for all of us. Please help me accept a realistic timeline, Lord.

Lord, I ask that put in our minds any last-minute changes we need to do to our future home. Let us all see your vision as we head into this project. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Foundation:

Dear Lord, thank you for the contractors that are able to provide their skills to pour our home’s foundation. Lord, we want our house to be built around your love. Please pour your love on these individuals as they work on this project.

Father, help our foundation be strong. Help it keep us safe, and keep us steady on our journey through this life.

Lord, we ask that you make this foundation as strong as our foundational faith. Help it stand strong, help it grow in strength as it hardens. Father help our foundation hold strong as it is tested by the outside world.

Allow our foundation to provide peace and safety as our dream becomes a home. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Building a New Home Prayer for Framing/Roofing:

Dear Lord, I am so excited to see our home take shape. Thank you for blessing our family with the delivery of all of the wood needed to begin this process. Father, thank you for getting us securely to this point.

I ask that you bless the builders, Lord. Help keep each one of them stay safe as they create the structure that will protect our family. Father I ask that you allow the weather to give these builders some reprieve. Please give them the perfect surrounding as they build our home, Lord.

Father, I ask that you bless each board as it is placed. Help the boards be level and secured properly. Help the contractors remember to check each board to make sure it is structurally sound.

Father I ask that you bless our roof with safety. I ask that you help keep each shingle secure and guide the roofer with perfect placement. I appreciate each person you have brought to build our home, Lord. Please keep the roofer safe as he works from a dangerous height. Help him stay focused. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Electrical:

Dear Lord, I thank you for the home you have created for us. Father, I ask that you watch over those working on the electrical in our home today. Please keep the electricians safe as they do their work.

Lord, I ask that you make the wiring the electricians are putting in as safe as it can be. Father, allow everyone to do their jobs with your guidance.

Lord, help your gift of electricity bring light to our home. Help it be used to spend time with you Lord. Allow the light to be a beacon to my family in times of darkness. Help us use this light to speak with you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Plumbing:

Dear Lord, thank you for the opportunity to have indoor plumbing. I know this is a luxury you have blessed us with.

I ask that you allow all of the pipes to be firm and hold the water and sewage properly as it comes and goes from our home.

Father I ask that you bless the plumbers as they do their jobs. Help them stay on your path, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Drywall:

Father, I come to you today as the dry walling crew begins to create walls for our home. Lord, I ask that you bless each crew member. I ask that you give them a sense of peace as they create a home blessed by you.

Lord, I ask that you allow this drywall to be filled with paint and pictures. I ask that you use these items to help show our family the love you have for us. Father, I ask that you bless these walls to hold our family as it grows. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Kitchen Installation:

Dear Lord, it is said that the heart of the home is the kitchen. It is where our family will come together to eat and cook the food you have blessed us with. Lord, I ask today that you guide these builders as they install the heart you have created for our home.

Father, I ask that you plant yourself firmly in this part of our home. Help us to fill it with your praise. We ask that you are with us always in the kitchen as we come together.

Thank you for this opportunity, Lord. Thank you for giving our family this place to be closer to you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Flooring Installation:

Father, we are so close to being finished with the home you have blessed my family with. Today I ask that you bless the floor installers.

Father, we ask that you give them a level ground to work on. We ask that you give each one of them your hands today, Lord. Allow their tools to work seamlessly and efficiently, Father.

Please bring your presence to our home, Lord, as these contractors begin the finishing steps to our home. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Building a New Home Prayer for Moving In:

Father, what a blessing you have given my family. Thank you for this home, Lord. Thank you for all of the workers who have given us their time and energy. Lord, help my entire family appreciate and remember the efforts of others as we move into our home.

Father, I ask that you bless this home. I have asked you to fill it as it was built, Lord. Now allow my family to use it as a place to grow in our relationship with you.

Lord, I want this to be a place where people can come to learn about you. I ask that you bless our family with the gift of sharing your word here. Grant each one of us opportunities to shepherd your people in the house you have built for us, Lord.

Father, I ask that you fill these halls and rooms with love and laughter. I ask that you bring joy to our hearts whenever we enter this home. Thank you, for the safety and comfort this will bring my family. Thank you for being with us on every step of this journey. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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Concluding Thoughts:

Congratulations on your new home! It is such an exciting opportunity to move into a place you have waited so long for. I pray that your home be filled with joy, laughter, and most importantly God’s praise regardless of what happened to your previous home.

Proverbs 24:3-4 reads “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” Keep God at the center of your home, and I know you will see those beautiful treasures come to life in your new home.

We also have prayers to help you thank God for your new home after all the stress of building is complete.

If you have any specific new home building prayer requests, please let us know in the comments below.

8 thoughts on “11 Prayers for Building a New House”

  1. What do I pray when the appraisal is too low and the bank will only loan so much. We are in are 60’s and we have had the land for 12 years. I know in my heart God provided the land to bless us. I don’t believe that He gave us this land and then we can’t enjoy it. Please help me to understand

  2. pray for me i need financial breakthrough to build my house .Expansion of my business ,good healthy,favor at workplace.let God silence all my enemies i pray

  3. Hlalefang Jafta

    Please pray for me, my is just a mess. I need to build my parent’s house and mine as well. Things are very messy for me, financially as well as my relationships are not good at all. Nothing seems to be good. I bought a house those people don’t want change the title deed to my name. Working environment is unhealthy for me. The list is endless, I am still single at my age.

  4. Lucy from Kenya

    Thank you so much Ann for these wonderful , spirit filled prayers. God has been so faithful in helping me purchase a piece of land to build our forever home for my little family. This year, I with God’s grace and guidance , I purpose to start building and trusting God that we will build the foundation, ground floor walling and 1st floor slab. Please pray for us that God will provide finances and the right people to work with . I will use your prayers as a guide for every stage. Thank you and God bless.

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