Enthronement of Jesus in the Home

Enthronement of Jesus in the Home

Preparation

1) Pray about and select an image of Jesus that you would like to enthrone in your home, i.e. Divine Mercy, The Good Shepherd, The Sacred Heart.

2) If you do not own a copy please order one, there are many places from which this can be done.

3) Select the place in your home that you would think would be appropriate for the enthronement. Please keep in mind, that, if at all possible, it be in a central space where you and your family spend time together.

4) Seven Days of Dedication: We encourage you to talk with your family or spend time during these seven days meditating on the image and what it means to you/ why you chose this image and what it will mean to enthrone Jesus in your home. We also encourage you to pick a holy day on which to start or end, i.e. the Feast of St. Joseph, Easter Sunday—Divine Mercy Sunday.

Family Prayer

Select a time of day that each day the family will join together in prayer. Attaching this to a meal time makes it much easier to remember. We invite you to read aloud and spend time meditating on each scripture verse.

Day 1: Matthew 28:18: And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven

and on earth has been given to me.”

Pray for courage to surrender our home to the loving reign of Christ our King.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

Day 2: Psalm 89:36-38: “By my holiness I swore once for all: I will never be false to

              David. His dynasty will continue forever, his throne, like the sun before me.    

                    Like the moon it will stand eternal, forever firm like the sky!”

Pray for the grace to surrender to the will of the holy Spirit in our home.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

Day 3: Daniel 7:14, “And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations and men of every language might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; and His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed.”

Pray that the Word of God will be heard, spoken, and shared in our home.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

Day 4: 2 Samuel 7:13, “He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.”

Pray that all individuals in our home will offer and seek forgiveness when we fall short

  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

Day 5: Hebrews 1:8, “But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.”

Pray that God will bless all those who enter this house that they will know that in this home Jesus is honored adored and glorified.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

 Day 6: Hebrews 12:2  Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Pray for a spirit of humility, and surrender to God’s will in our home.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

Day 7: Revelation 11:15 “Then the seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.”

Pray that, in this house, Jesus will reign now and until he comes again in glory!

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be…

Dedication Prayer to be prayed on Day 7

On this day, we invite you to decorate around the image and to have holy water to sprinkle at each of the doorways into your home.

Lord Jesus, we thank you for loving us so much that you laid down your very life so that we could have eternal life. We thank you that your love for us is so great that you invite us to share in the victory of your Resurrection. We thank you for inviting us into relationship with you now.

Lord Jesus, we acknowledge that the Father has given you all authority in heaven and on earth. We acknowledge you as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We believe that living under your loving rule is far better than living under anyone else’s. And we declare that you are Lord of this home; may your Kingdom come and your will be done here.

Lord Jesus, may you be enthroned in our hearts and minds. May you be enthroned in our speech and actions. May you be enthroned in our relationships that we may love one another as you have loved us. May you be enthroned in the way we use our time and money. May you be enthroned in our prayers and our praises. May you be enthroned in all that we do in this place.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.