V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R. Who has made heaven and earth.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Let us pray.
We humbly beg of you,
God the Father almighty,
to bless and sanctify this home,
those who live in it and everything in it.
Be so kind as to fill it with all good things.
Grant them, Lord,
abundance of blessings from heaven
and the substance of life
from the richness of the earth.
Direct the longings of their prayer
to the fruits of Your mercy.
Be so kind, then, as to bless and sanctify this home
at our coming in,
just as You blessed the home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
May Your angels of light live within the walls of this house,
and guard it and all who live in it,
through Christ our Lord.
(Then the home is sprinkled with holy water.)