At The Doorway

May God give His blessing to the house that is here.
God bless this house from roof to floor, from wall to wall,
From end to end,
From its foundation and in its covering.
In the strong name of the Triune God
All disturbance cease,
Captive spirits freed,
God’s Spirit alone
Dwell within these walls

We call upon the Sacred Three
To save, shield and surround
This house, this home,
This day, this night
And every night.

Alternative/additional prayer:
God of Spirit and Truth,
Where is your dwelling place?
While your presence fills the heavens and the earth
Is it not
in the one who abides in your love?

The Body of Christ is your Temple;
May our eyes be your stained glass,
May our eyebrows be the lintel over the entrance,
And may our smile be the threshold,
Over which flows words of divine presence.
May each turn of this door knob
Be as the pulling of the cathedral’s bell-rope,
Each turn making a sound of hospitality,
The sound of divine gifts coming and going.
All glory, grace, and gifts come from you. Amen.

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