Anointing & Protection
of our Family and Homes

At Passover, the Israelites anointed their doorposts with lamb’s blood, marking their home as holy and belonging to God, while also protecting their family members inside.

We don’t need to anoint our homes with blood anymore, in fact after the temple and tabernacle were crafted, God commanded Moses to “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).

Because of the blood of Jesus and according to Psalm 91, we are promised protection from every evil, wickedness, danger, sickness, disease, assault, crime, catastrophes, and any other threat to your safety and well-being.

One way to activate your faith in this area is to release the Word over your family and home and anoint your home with oil. Oil represents the power of Holy Spirit and is a symbol of faith in God’s ability to cleanse, protect and make holy. You can buy any oil (olive, cooking, essential), pray over it (consecrate it); it becomes anointing oil.

After you have prayed over the oil, activate your faith with these steps:
  1. Remove anything with evil roots from your home. This can be books, movies, clothing with certain pictures or symbols, or objects that have a connection to demonic spirits.
  2. Pray over your home and invite/welcome Holy Spirit to fill every inch of your home. Pray that only His will be done in your home. Pray that everything that happens in your home will be pleasing to Him. This is a way of consecrating/dedicating, your home to Him.
  3. Bind the enemy and every dark thing that would try to penetrate your home.
  4. Make Psalms 91 a daily confession for your entire family.
  5. Plead the blood of Jesus over your family and home. There is great power in the blood of the Lamb!
  6. Anoint the doorpost of each room. We believe we receive God’s supernatural protection over your home and family. (Anoint means to rub or smear)

“And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.” –Isaiah 10:27, NKJV

Prayers Scriptures For Your Home
Pray that all who enter your home will “go out in joy and be led forth in peace,” (Isaiah 55:12).

Pray that God would post angels to watch over your home. “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him; and he delivers them,” (Psalm 34:7) and “he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone,” (Psalm 91:11-12).

Dedicate your home to the Lord, inviting Him into it and that He would make it holy. “…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).

Pray that your home would be a safe and peaceful place for your family to thrive, “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places; in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest,” (Isaiah 32:17-18).

Pray that the Word of God is bound in the hearts of your family and that discussion of the Word in your home is not foreign but welcomed and enjoyed. (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)

Invite the Holy Spirit into your home. The Holy Spirit is a person and He is the one who helps us interpret Scripture, helps us communicate more effectively in prayer, and who teaches and guides us. Saying that His presence is welcome in our home reminds of all the good things God longs for us to have. If we want more of God and God’s heart in our lives, then we should also want more of the Holy Spirit and His power in our lives and in our homes.

Plead the blood of Jesus over your home and over each room. There is great power in the name of Jesus and in His blood.

Pray for conversations your family will have, especially around the dining room table and the living room (or wherever your family has conversations), that “our conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone,” (Colossians 4:6, NIV).

Pray in each bedroom for any specific requests for that family member. Anoint bedposts or pillowcases with oil and pray for the sleep of each person, “In peace I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, oh Lord, make me dwell in safety,” (Psalm 4:8).

In your bedroom, anoint your bed posts or pillowcases and pray for your marriage. Pray that you and your spouse will grow in unity, “I will give them singleness of heart and of action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them,” (Jeremiah 32:39).

Pray that each member of the home would love the Lord and that the Lord would show you how to use your home to serve your family and those around you. “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD,” (Joshua 24:15, NIV).

Pray over workspaces, desks, homeschooling spaces, etc, praying for the work that you do and that “God would bless all the work of your hands,” (Deuteronomy 28:12).

Pray boldly for anything else the Spirit brings to mind as you go through your home and as you pray for your loved ones, anointing door frames and beds and anything else God puts on your heart to anoint. This is a sacred and spiritual time, so stay sensitive to whatever the Spirit is guiding you to pray for or do or remove.

Feel free to do this quarterly or whenever you feel something is significantly off or there is overwhelming anxiety, sickness or behaviors that are out of character.

Saturate your home in worship. Don’t hesitate to leave it playing softly around the clock is you desire.