House Cleansing Prayer

House Cleansing PRAYERDo you know how to clean your home spiritually? This house cleansing prayer will help you to remove any evil spirits in your home.

The truth is at some point an evil spirit will enter your home.  The faster you can evict it, the better.  For some of us, due to lack of knowledge or fear, we ignore it hoping that it will go away.  After awhile we learn that the only way it will leave is if we evict it.

So, what are the signs that indicate you may need to have your house cleansed spiritually?

  • You have spots in your house that are cold and there is no A/C vent to explain why it’s cold in that one spot
  • Your dog/cat barks or growls at walls or specific areas in your home and when there is no one there
  • Out of the corner of your eye you see shadows or like someone walked by when no one did
  • Sometimes the hairs on your arm stand on end for no apparent reason
  • You hear noises when the house is quite (this doesn’t apply if you live in a new construction home and the house may be settling)
  • Sometimes you feel afraid being in the house alone.
  • You have a picture, a mirror, a piece of art or furniture, stuffed animal, even a book that gives you the heebie jeebies.
  • There is a room in your house that you don’t like, you never hang out in that room and you don’t know why.
  • You hear doors opening and closing in your house but in the natural nobody was coming in or going out.
  • You started having lots of bad dreams since you moved in.
  • Your family was fine before you moved in and then a week later everything is upside down.  Your kids get aggressive, a lot of arguing, your home has become contentious
  • You’re online searching for articles to cleanse your house…that’s sure sign you know something is not right with the house.

You may not have had any of these issues before in your house and the suddenly things started happening.  It is possible you had someone in your house that is involved in witchcraft or they have spirits attached to them and these spirits followed them into your home.

Also, if you like going to consignment shops and buying antiques you may have picked some up there too.

Please read this if you are about to purchase or rent a new home

A few “spiritual red flags” to keep in mind if you are in the process of purchasing or renting a home.  We call these spiritual red flags because in the natural none of these would be an issue:

  • Someone died in the house (it’s a good question to ask when you are purchasing a home and it’s vacant “where are the previous owners?”). You may not have any issues if they were a Christian but if they were not, it’s a risk.
  • The house sat vacant for more than a year.  Evil spirits love to occupy empty spaces (Matthew 12:43-45)
  • The seller had the house feng shui or was involved in any other kind of spiritual practice that is not Christian.  Signs of this would be dream catchers everywhere, buddhas, crystals.
  • The house is a foreclosure. What’s wrong with foreclosures?  Well, what if the person who had it before the current owner was also foreclosed upon?  What if there is another foreclosure next door, across the street, down the road?  Too many foreclosures in a neighborhood is a very bad sign.  The area could have a principality over it of poverty and lack.  So what would generally happen is that you may have been steadily employed for the last 30 years, you found this great foreclosure deal and the next thing you know 2 months later you lost you job. Then you go into foreclosure. You need to be aware that if you choose to buy a foreclosure you may be battling demons to keep the house.
  • Too may houses for sale or rent in the neighborhood.  If the owners are abandoning a neighborhood this may not be a good sign.  Do some more research and understand you are taking a risk.
  • The house is on an Indian burial ground or near one.  Not good.
  • Do a little investigative work and find out what’s happening in the neighborhood.  Go back without the realtor and start talking to the people in the community and find out what’s going on.  You may find out that there are common issues among the neighbors – drugs, suicide, several people lost their job, anything.  Random things are OK but if you see or hear a pattern then you will want to take note. This will be an indication of the demonic spirits you’ll have to battle once you move in.
  • If you are buying a new construction house and it took over 2 -3 years to be built.  Remember evil spirits like vacant spaces so if you had the foundation laid and walls put up and ran out of money so the house had to sit vacant for awhile.  This could be an issue.
  • It is always a good idea to go by the neighborhood again at night time.  You may pick up other things spiritually then that you didn’t discern in the day time hours.

You may buy a house with one or a few of these “spiritual red flags” and have no issues.  Yes, this is possible. However, there will be many more people reading this that just discovered the reason for the spiritual war they are currently facing in their home.

Can you get free from these evil spirits?  Yes.  Do you need a pastor or a priest to do this for you?  You can ask them but it is not necessary.  We can walk you through the steps and you do it yourself.  Or if you have a friend that is a Christian intercessor you can ask them to help.

What about sage, smudge or smudging with sage?  Well, that is actually new age and this is a Christian ministry so we don’t do that.  Besides what we do with get to the root of the issue.  You want to pull it up at the root.  If you are burning incense you will be burning incense for the rest of your life because you haven’t dealt with the root issue.

Are there any situations where the spirits won’t leave?  Yes.  When you move into a house you have dominion over it.  Anything that enters your house you can tell it to leave and it will.  However, if you buy something that is built on an Indian burial ground then you moved into their domain.  Also, if you have items that are giving these spirits access to your home and you refuse to get rid of them then they will come back.

What you use for this spiritual house cleansing is anointing oil and a bible.

If you don’t have anointing oil buy some online.  The type of oil does not matter.  Or, you can make you own by taking some of your olive oil and pouring it into a separate bottle which you will only use for anointing in prayer.  You can take it to church and ask your pastor to pray over the oil  or someone from the prayer ministry to bless the oil. (Mark 6:13, James 5:14)

This is a long process which can take 1.5 – 5 hours to complete depending on how many evil spirits or items you need to remove from your house and the size of your house.

As such, we have broken this down into 3 parts so you can choose to do them all at once or on 3 different days.  You can’t change the order.  It needs to be done in this order so that the final step of the prayer will completely cleanse your house.

Steps 1 & 2 you need to do in preparation for the cleansing of your home.

Step 1 to spiritually cleanse your house from demonically charged items

  1.  You have items in your house that make you uncomfortable.  You need to throw them in the trash.  Don’t give them to someone else, dump them.

The truth is after this first step most of the spirits will be gone.  Spirits can attach themselves to items.  If you absolutely love antiquing you are taking a risk every time you bring something into your house because you don’t know who owned the item before you or what they did.  Also, if you have a friend or relative that you know is involved in witchcraft or the occult then whatever gifts they gave you must to be thrown out.

Occasionally we meet people who are attached to things because it has sentimental value or it cost them thousands of dollars and they don’t want to get rid of it.  If this is you, we can’t help you and the prayer won’t get rid of the spirits.  If you are too attached to things there is a possibility you won’t be free of these evil spirits.

100% of the time we don’t have to point out the items that are holding these spirits, the home owner already knows because the item makes them feel uncomfortable.

Just throw it in the trash.

Acts 19:19 (NIV) “A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.”

When you decide you want to be free from these evil spirits the cost won’t matter.  The fact that the item has a demonic spirit attached to it means it was used in someone’s home who was heavily involved in witchcraft or false religions.  Or the item may have been crafted or built by someone who was demonically possessed.

Step 2 to spiritually cleanse yourself

2.  You need to confess your sins.  This is important because if you are going to throw these spirits out of your house you can’t give them any legal grounds to remain.  Jesus said in John 14:30 the prince of this world is coming and he has no claim over me.  Likewise, when you start telling the spirit to leave they must have no claim over you or have a hold on you.

The flip side of that scripture is John 13:8 when Jesus tells Peter come and let me wash your feet because if you don’t wash your feet you can have no part of me.  In other words, unless you are cleansed of the sins that you committed as you are traveling through the world you and I have nothing in common.  You must be properly aligned with God to start this process.

Here is a prayer for repentance and confession of sins:

Father God, I come to you in the name of Jesus asking for forgiveness of my sins.  I’m repenting for _________, __________. _______(call out all the sins that you know you are currently participating in)  I ask you to wash me clean from these sins.  Guide me by your Holy Spirit to doing the things that are pleasing to You.  (You need to anoint yourself as you pray this) Cleanse my mind so that I will have pure thoughts, cleanse my tongue so that my speech may be pleasing to you, cleanse my ears so that I will listen to only what you want me to hear, wash my hands so that I will only touch what you want me to touch, wash my feet so that I will travel only where you would have me go and forgive me for moving towards evil.  I accept the completed work of Jesus who died on the cross for all my sins.  I consider myself clean in the eyes of the spiritual beings that are around me.  I am a new creation and old things have passed away and there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. When they look at me they see me clothe in the Righteousness of Christ, in Jesus Name Amen.

Step 3 to spiritually cleanse your home

3.  You are now ready to start praying through your house.  You will need your anointing oil.

These are the steps for the prayer

  1. Put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18)
  2. You need to ask God for angelic assistance
  3. You need to open your windows and doors tell the spirits to leave
  4. You need to close all the portals that the evil spirits are using to enter your home.
  5. You need to anoint all the windows and doors with oil

House Cleansing Prayer

Father God, I come to you in Jesus Name putting on Your full armor, so that I can take my stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  I put on the full armor of God, so that in this day of evil I may  stand my ground Standing firm  with the belt of truth buckled around my waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with my feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which I can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

(You may pray in tongues here through this the Holy Spirit will give discernment on the spirits in your home).

God I ask you to give me the gift of discerning of spirits so that I may remove all the evil spirits from my home.  The only spirit that can live here are the ones who are still in the land of the living and bow to the name of Jesus.  I ask that your Holy Spirit dwell here with me and my family and that you will lead and guide us through this process today.  Please send angelic assistance to help with the removal of all of these evil spirits.  Send the angels to war on my behalf and handle any demonic powers that we cannot handle.

(Start opening all the windows and doors in your home or at least one in each room.)

I command every evil spirit to leave this home now in the name of Jesus.  You cannot stay here.  You have no part in me.  I renounce you and any other spirits that come with you.

(If the Holy Spirit specifically impress upon you a particular spirits or spirits make sure to command them to leave by name. e.g  spirit of infirmity, addiction, sexual immorality, poverty, suicide, etc.  Anything that comes to mind call it by name and tell it leave in the name of Jesus)

(Now you go room by room with the oil anointing all the doors and windows at the top or corner with the sign of the cross. Over each door and window you say this…)

I close this door/window in the spirit realm to any evil spirit.  No longer shall you use this as an access point to gain entrance to this home.  Only angels assigned by the Commander of Heaven’s armies are allowed to enter this home. I mark the sign of the cross as a reminder to you that this house is covered under the blood of Jesus and you shall Passover it and never enter into this house again, in Jesus Name.

(Go through your entire house and do this for every window and door.  If you come across items as you are going through the house that give you a feeling that a spirit may be attached to it you need to remove it from your home.

Just as you have doors in the natural there are doorways that spirits can use to go in and out of your house.  This could be mirrors.  So you need to take the oil put it on your index finger and make the cross at the top of the mirror or in a corner of the mirror and say…)

If this is a doorway in the spirit realm that evil spirits are using to enter this house I close it in, the name of Jesus.  You can no longer use this as a doorway.  This is a mirror, an inanimate object that will never be used as a spiritual portal again.  I command it to be closed, in Jesus name

That’s it.  Once you have gone through all the rooms in your home those spirits will be gone and you can start closing the windows and doors in your house.

This is quite the process but you will feel so much peace in your home after you do this and you should no longer have any spirits in your home.

Here are some other prayers that may help you as well:

Prayer against a Familiar Spirit and Monitoring Spirits


63 thoughts on “House Cleansing Prayer”

  1. Hello MIRIAM i have a question my brother and sister in law have always had nothing but bad luck it’s like a curse is on there family.My brother started out a alcoholic and progressed to a drug addict always had affairs and even a child by another woman who he signed all rights away and has never seen.He has always been a very mean person when drinking, fight to kill with his wife all the time.Two of there children are on drugs really bad and one is an alcoholic. My brother lost his rights to be around his grandson due to sexual allegations even Thu there was never a trial or a conviction according to social services i don’t think they can do that but i’m no lawyer. his second grandchild the father took off with out of state and because the mother is young and dumb and poverty stricken is unable to fight so they haven’t seen in 6 months.They are looking at foreclosure and can never get a foot out of this dark hole there in. I’ve heard of bad luck but this is a bit extreme they never have anything good happen. My father was also an alcoholic as well as his father. Is it possible for demons to attach to a person and carry on thru all the family at the same time? If so is there a way i can help him and his family. This is tearing me apart to sit and watch this destroy all them. I can’t just sit back and do nothing can’t i run these demons off?

    1. Hi Linda, yes this is called generational curses and unless someone in the family breaks it then it continues. You can break it if you are in that family off of you and your children as well but you need to get your brother on board to pray it for himself and his line as well. Also, depending on the history of your sister in law this could come in from her family as well. We have a series of prayers that address this and you can find them here

  2. Thank you for this prayer. I feel my marriage and my children have been under attack. So I prayed this prayer. I already feel so much better. One thing I added…I closed the portals on all the screens in the house. I feel a lot of evil can come through our TV’s and computers. As soon as I can get my hands on my kid’s phone I am closing any portals there as well. Again Thank you!

    1. Excellent idea! I love this. Remember you an open them by what is being watched so your family needs to be mindful of that. God bless!

  3. I’m wondering why this process is made to be so complicated? Jesus, who dwells in us by His Spirit, has all power and authority over demons. When we ask Him, in the power of His Spirit and in the power and authority of His Name, HE will expel the demons. We don’t make them leave. Jesus makes them leave. Apart from Him, we can do nothing.

    1. You are correct Theresa, the process is quite simple when you are filled with the Spirit of God, you know the scriptures and you are living a holy life. However, many – even in the church – don’t fit this picture. And most don’t know how so they need to be taught with step by step instructions. That’s why it is written like this…and it works! God bless you.

  4. Hello, I have something evil in my house, I can’t sleep as it wakes me up, it touches me and I feel it shaking my bed and holds me down at times. Would this process work for me? I’m a Muslim can I still do it? I do believe in Jesus and as he is mentioned in the Quran . Thank you

    1. Hi HG, I’m sorry to hear that you are having this issue. If I were you I would find a pastor or a Christian intercessor to come over and pray through the house. Remember these spirits only bow and leave to the name of Jesus, from someone who believes and has accepted Jesus. This spirit will not submit to you if you are not submitted to Jesus Christ. This is why you can’t to do it. If you can tell me the city you are located, I can get you some help there. Or if you accept Christ as your Savior then you are able to cast it out. Until then, you’re going to need some help from a Christian.

      1. I live in Roswell New Mexico, I’ve called the Catholic Church Priest And he told me that they don not do any cleansing. Please help me . Thank you

        1. Hi HG, here are some Christian churches in your area. You can give them a call First Assembly of God (575) 622-2171, Calvary Chapel 575-623-8072, Gateway Church 575-623-8670, Grace Community Church (575) 623-5438, St Francis 575-623-1495. One of these 5 should be able to help you.

  5. Can demons cause an overwhelming feeling of laziness? I don’t consider myself a lazy person… until I get home. It’s not your average laziness either. For some reason, my apartment puts me in the mood to not do anything. It’s taken a heavy toll on my life. Sometimes, I’ll be dressed and ready to leave and it will take time (unless I’m running late and have absolutely no choice) for me to actually leave the apartment. My aunt who has stayed for a couple of visits has remarked on the same thing. She’s an outgoing person but she says every time she visits, she has to force herself to get things done. I live with multiple family members and we’re all lazy. It’s at point where our apartment is on the dirty end because we do not thoroughly clean the way we used to. It’s torture. Is it us or do spirits have the power to manipulate our energy in that way?

    1. Yes, a demon can induce laziness. Actually the spirit of python can make you feel this lethargic spirit. You need to tell it to leave you house in Jesus name and never return. If other people in your house have experienced it the spirit is definitely there. Do the house cleansing prayer but break this spirit of python, lethargy, laziness, procrastination and cast them out of your house. Follow the steps in the house cleansing prayer and anoint your house with oil.

  6. Can I cleanse my brothers house? Hes not a Christian- hes actually ANTI God but his house needs cleansing and his children are attacked most nights they tell me.

    1. Hi Andrea, no you do not want to do that. You will actually make it worse read Matthew 12:43-45. What you need to do is pray for the safety of your nieces and nephews. Ask the angels to protect them and pray Psalm 91 over them. If you search the site you will find these prayers. Then you need to ask God to open your brothers eyes to his need to cleanse his house. If he acknowledges that he might ask you for help. Until then, just pray.

    1. Hi Mandy, no, not necessarily. If you are a born again believer in Christ, and you understand your authority in Christ, you are able to bless that oil yourself. If you are not sure then take it to your Pastor or the prayer team at your church and ask them to do it for you. Hope this helps. Blessings!

  7. I always anoint my home with oil over the doors and windows. Everytime i move.
    I just bought a townhouse in Oct 2015. Its been about 2 years and someone just sold an exact unit for 82k more than I paid.
    I prayed about it and heard 2021 is when I should sell. 21 is 3-7’s and it will be selling for 300k by then which is triple price I paid.
    I just annointed my home tonight and even prayed for a new cat I just got a few weeks ago.
    All we need to do is ask….we have not because we dont ask….
    Claim Gods word always…its more sure thing than the nose on my face 😉

  8. Hey there, great article! I am just wondering what your opinion is of having a Quran in the home. I received it from some Muslims in my community that I was witnessing and gave Bibles to. A friend and I used it to see what it had to say about Jesus to be prepared for our discussion with the Imam. Thanks for your consideration!

    1. Hi Mike, this depends on how you feel about it. If there are strange things happening and you can’t attribute it to anything else but that, then you need to get rid of it. If you don’t think it affects anything and you are using it to study and evangelize to that group, then you are making use of it for the purposes of the Kingdom. You need to pray over it that anything demonic attached to it will be cut off and cancelled. I was once helping someone pray through their house and when I asked if there was anything they thought the enemy could use as a gateway they brought me a stack of books – Christian Science, Mysticism, Chinese gods, etc. They were seeking prior to being saved and read all these books. The fact that they thought the books were a gateway for evil was enough for them to throw them in the trash. If you decide to dispose of it, don’t give it to someone else, throw it away. Hope this helps.

  9. Thank you for posting this information and prayers for those that need help, and don’t know where to turn. I did see a small black figure at the end of my bed, and when I looked at it, it ran past my bed and disappeared. I hear loud sounds in my bedroom, and I don’t find anything that’s hit the floor. Also I have here voices in my home, one voice said hey, I’ve been touched twice once on my lower back and on my shoulder. I did everything that is on your page and I feel peaceful about it. Thanks a lot

  10. We moved in this house with intent to buy after leasing a while since our lives, house, credit, health, belief in promise, of happiness and owning this house many of our animals have died including my Boston he went for a physical God health slight murmur the next week total distress and lymphoma he died about a week later ive never seen this many animals die in a short time. We’re not giving up I want to beat this evil in our Lord’s name!

  11. Will this work for a “flip” house project that was previously used for drugs, drug sales, prostitution, etc? The house won’t sell and I believe it needs a cleansing and blessing to encourage a sale.

    1. Hi Jena, Yes that is correct even if you are flipping a house to sell it. If you find it’s not selling as quickly as it should and you have it priced correctly then you need to pray through the house before you have your next showing. Follow the steps in this post starting with Step #3. The good news is that you know what the house was used for so you can also incorporate a binding and loosing prayer. Binding all addictions – drugs (illegal and prescription) and prostitution and sexual immorality and loose the peace of God and righteousness into that home. Also ask the Lord to forgive all those who perform the acts in that house that brought the curse there and ask Him for favor to sell the house with peace, free and clear for the new home owner. God bless you for doing this because you are paving the way for the new homeowners to not become addicted to drugs…or their children. Here’s the prayer for binding and loosing if you want to learn how to do that

  12. Throw away cursed items or items given to you by occultist, really? What if you’re the one that’s born into a voodoo cult and cursed? What if the abusive witches were the ones that gave you the home? What if they’re the reason you’re even alive and with teeth and food to eat?

    1. Hi Mark, Jesus showed people the way but He never forced anyone to do anything they didn’t want to do. We’ve entered homes before where people said they wanted to be free but the truth is they were unwilling to do what was necessary to get the freedom they desired. In those cases, there is nothing we can do to help.
      Freedom is a choice; therefore, this article isn’t intended for everyone. Isaiah 1:19-20
      God Bless You

  13. Thanks for your answer yes it is true you are right. They say they want to sell but in reality it’s just talking.

  14. Hello, thank you for your information and prayers .I have learn a lot. My question is my husband’s parents passed away and left a house for them( him brothers and sisters ) It’s been almost 4 years and still,they can’t sell the house there is always something My opinion is that, the house is the last piece of the chain that have my husband at ached to his sisters ( his mother was very manipulative,controlling her kids in the name of love and religion so they think she was a saint, so the sisters are the same specially one that acts like she owns my husband) it didn’t butter me until now that I believe God is giving me wisdom why we always had have so many problems financially and as a couple.I don’t know an specific prayer to brake this soul tides with the house and with this people.If you can give some clarity about this or The Holy Spirit tells you that I here been deceived, or jus pray for me thank you

    1. Hi Miriam, in situations like this someone does not want to sell the house. As long as the house if fairly priced, you have a good realtor and based on the area and the condition of the house, there is no reason it should not be sold. I think many times we underestimate the power of our spirit in an environment. One of the siblings is not in agreement with the sale of the house and that is why the house cannot be sold. The best thing for your husband to do is walk away. He should give it to God and tell the others when they have it sold the can contact him. Otherwise this house will forever be a place of contention. You can’t make someone sell a house if they don’t want to. They may all be saying with their mouths that they want it sold when in reality someone is still holding it in their spirit/heart. I’ve had this situation before with a lady that tried selling her house for 2 years and couldn’t do it. When I walked in the house I could discern that she didn’t want to sell it. She was saying it with her mouth but she had not let go of it in her heart. So we prayed for her to release the house and within 2 days she got an offer. Hope that makes sense.

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