The Prayer Blessing offered for the Habitat for Humanity Home
at 510 Gold Street, Schuyler Nebraska
Dedication Celebration – November 2, 2018
From God’s vision and our dreams, through faith and the hard work of many, both near and far, this house has become a reality. It began as a stirring in our hearts and now stands as a beacon of God’s love.
I invite you to pray with me…
Gracious and loving God, Creator of All, Giver of all good gifts,
We thank you, O God, for bringing about the completion of your vision.
For bringing together people who believe in your purposes and who desire to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
For gifting many people with skills and abilities, with time, energy, and passion to complete your vision, your good work.
We thank you, O God, for blessing the work that has been done here, the building of this house where Yessica and her family will dwell and call home.
So now, we ask you, O God, to bless this house that is now, in your continuing love, to be their home.
Surround this shelter, this dwelling place, with your Holy Spirit. Encompass all its four sides with the power of your love and protection.
And we ask you, O God, to bless Yessica Marino and her family who will live within these walls. As family and friends gather here for joyous times in these rooms, and build memories of home, may the spirit of your love surround them. Guide their hearts and their minds, O God, to create a home filled with love, hope, peace, and joy.
All of this we ask in the name of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, may it be so.
And as we go now from this time of celebration into the next, let us continue to celebrate! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Grace and peace … --Pastor Pat