How to Anoint Your Home & Spiritually Clean House
With everything going on globally, I felt prompted (possibly even alerted) by Holy Spirit to anoint my home tonight. This is something we do regularly to clean up the atmosphere in our home. Just like you clean house in the natural regularly (ish). I felt prompted to get this word out there to help you anoint your homes too. I wrote this months ago and it’s been waiting for this very moment for you.
Our first military move was a divine disaster! The first home we moved into had sick house syndrome and black mold, which set off a long series of unfortunate events. I had severe postpartum depression, a colicky newborn, and we didn’t know a soul in town. We lived in seven different houses in six months’ time. Seven houses! And we moved all our household goods four times.
After all the upheaval, we landed in an exquisitely beautiful home. One worth the hard road getting there. You can imagine our incredible relief to finally settle in!
However, there was some type of spiritual unrest in that place that I can’t even describe. That’s when Ms. Jane offered to come over and anoint our home with us. We didn’t know what exactly that meant, but we also didn’t know what else to do! So we said yes, please, and thank you.
Early one morning, Ms. Jane, Dan and I took oil and put it on every window and every door. We prayed through each room accordingly. In the kitchen, Ms. Jane prayed for the meals we’d prepare. In the dining room, she prayed over the people who would join us for dinner and blessed the conversations we would have. In the bedrooms, we anointed the beds and asked for deep rest and sleep. We also anointed the fence posts and the perimeter of the land. We committed the whole property to the Lord.
The mystery is that it worked. The house seemed to fall back into peace. That home became a place of great flourishing, and everyone who came to visit marveled at God’s presence in that place.
After that, my husband and I decided we would anoint all our future homes first thing, before ever moving in a single box!
I recently asked Ms. Jane where we get the idea of anointing our homes from Scripture. She told me about the Passover, how they covered the doorposts in the Blood of the Lamb and how the angel of death passed over those anointed homes. She also told me about when they set up the tabernacle: “Take the anointing oil and anoint the tabernacle and everything in it; consecrate it and all its furnishings, and it will be holy,” (Exodus 40:9, NIV).
We work hard to keep our homes in order and to keep food on the table. We want our homes to be places of peace, so we declutter and we decorate. But truly, it’s the spiritual atmosphere in the home that our family and our guests notice first. When you walk into a home full of joy and serenity, you feel it. And sometimes, it can even be a very messy room with laundry on the sofa and toys on the floor. And yet, there’s peace. Other times, you can walk into a beautiful, tidy living room and yet, you feel it. You feel the discomfort, the possible hostility, or even resentment hanging out in those walls.
This is called discernment. It’s when you can sense something in the spiritual that has nothing to do with what you see in the natural. It’s like this. Even though I can’t see the raw chicken juice on the counter, I discern that I should probably clean the counter. As much as I regularly clean the dishes, less frequently the toilets, and seldom deep clean that fridge, I’m learning to also routinely sweep through my house with prayer.
Here are some of my favorite scriptures you can pray over your home:
1.) Anoint the front door and pray that all who enter your home will “go out in joy and be led forth in peace,” (Isaiah 55:12, NIV).
2.) Walk through the entryway and shared spaces. Lord, we set this house apart for your glory. May your name be honored here forever. Watch over our home and protect it. Just like the words you said to Solomon: “…I have set this Temple apart to be holy—this place you have built where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart,” (1 Kings 9:3, GNT).
3.) Ask for angels to come and guard every window and every door as you anoint them. “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;” (Psalm 91:11, NIV).
4.) Invite the Lord into the conversations around your table and the living room. “May our conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone,” (Colossians 4:6, NIV). May the words we speak in this place be life-giving and encouraging.
5.) Pray that your family and guests will be made “joyful in your house of prayer… My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations,” (Isaiah 56:7, NIV).
6.) Bless the beds and bedrooms. Even as we dream, show us more of your great love for us, “for He gives sleep to His beloved,” (Psalm 127:2, BSB).
7.) Lord, show us how to use this home to serve you and those around us. “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD,” (Joshua 24:15, NIV).
Thankfully, anyone can do this. Just a woman with some oil, a prayer, and some faith in a very able God. This Spring, may His peace fill your home like the fresh breeze.
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Also, please pass this on to a friend or share on social media. I do feel an urgency and a prompting that we need to anoint our homes this week.
Drop any questions in the comments below. I get asked about how to do this often, so if you do have a question, you’re probably not the only one!
Peace be with you this Passover season.
Thank you Danita! This was also timely for the New Year. I felt a prompting from the Holy Spirit to do so before the end of the year. Blessings to you and your family for the year to come in 2021!
Blessings keep you. Greetings from saints of Uganda
Hello! I am new on my journey to a relationship with the Lord and would like to know what kind of oil you use to properly anoint your home…would very much like to do this…there is some toxicity within my home and between my family and would like some advice on how to get my family closer to God as well!
This is a great question, Meagan. You can find anointing oil online. Some churches also have some available. I found mine at a Christian bookstore in a church (Gateway Church in Dallas, TX). Whatever oil you use, bless it in Jesus name and trust God. The power is in the Holy Spirit’s anointing. May peace be with you and fill your home. ♥
Oh, Thank you! We just bought a house and as I am cleaning to move in this weekend I felt a very bad presence in the basement. 😣 I found this and am ready to do some anointing!! I prayed and have been showering the house with worship as I’m cleaning but I need more. ❤️ Thank you. All I want is for my home to reflect the atmosphere of welcoming and peace. I appreciate this so much!
Peace be with you. May God give you wisdom, divine strategies and scriptures to pray. Bless you, Maria!!♥
Thank you so much Mike Pier for sending this information, now I can live in peace with God and all the Angels around me and all who enters my home.
Bless you, Valerie! Peace be with you and fill your home. ♥
Shalom Danita! This is divine timing for me! My adult children were to move into a house on their own before Easter weekend and somehow the repairs works delayed! Lo and behold I get these scriptures about anointing a home! They will move into a consecrated home together with the belongings! Blessings upon blessings during the Easter weekend!
I’m so very glad! Bless you and your kids as they move into their new home! Congratulations! ♥
I really wanna do this to my home I was always told that only a pasture can annoyed your house? But I read the Scriptures you left and it made me feel very nice to see that even I can do it for bless you for Sharing this
Thanks for the 7 prayer points for the home.
You’re so welcome! God bless you and your home. (p.s. I have a dear friend named Femi! She was from Benin.♥)
Thank you very much I’m happy I came across this every important info it means much to me I will be doing this anointing with God’s help thanks again God’s blessings continue to be with you. R. D
That’s awesome to hear! God bless you and your home!
Thank you this was delightful and insightful!
Thank you! Welcome to the blog!
DANITA YOUR ARE AN ANGEL AND I DID NOT STUMBLE ACROSS THIS BY ACCIDENT.. I HAVE FELT SOMETHING IN MY HOME AND AROUND ME SINCE I MOVED IN.. WE WERE GOING TO SAGE THE HOUSES AND PROPERTIES. I HAVEN’T YET GOD INTERVENED. TODAY I WENT INTO TOWN AND STOPPED AT THE STORE. WHILE I WAS LOOKING AT CANDLES THAT HAD CAUGHT MY EYE BECAUSE ONE SAID WISDOM & INTELLIGENCE, ONE SAID SPIRITUAL COMMUNICATION AND THE LAST SAID LOVE & BEAUTY. AS I WAS DEBATING ABOUT BUYING THEM. A WOMAN ASKED ME TO SMELL THEM. WELL THEY DON’T REALLY SMELL STRONG AND I SHOWED HER WHAT HAD CAUGHT MY EYE.. SHE SAID THAT THEY BELONG IN MY HOUSE AND THAT I NEEDED TO GET SOME OLIVE OIL TOO. KINDA CONFUSED BUT KNOWING SHE SPOKE TO ME FOR A REASON I BOUGHT THEM THEN ON THE WAY HOME I PURCHASED SOME EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. WHEN I GOT HOME I GOOGLED OLIVE OIL AND SPIRITUALITY. WHICH BROUGHT ME TO YOU. SO THIS WASNT A ACCIDENT AND I WILL BE ANNOITING MY HOME AND PROPERTY TONIGHT. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU AND THIS MYSTERIOUS WOMAN FOR BEING THE VESSELS GOD USED TO ANSWER MY PRAYERS. I SEEM TO SAY THIS DAILY BUT IM TRULY BLESSED. I WILL SHARE THIS RIGHT NOW AND PLEASE KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THIS DARK WORLD BY SHINING YOUR LIGHT SO BRIGHT I SAW IT. MAY GOD CONT. TO GUIDE YOU AND BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!
I love this story, Amber! I’m so grateful God intervened. Blessings on you and your home!