As a Real Estate Agent I like to think that I am instrumental in home sales, however, my friend Kelly Eshelman told me about a ritual, a fall back plan that Catholics have whenever they put their house on the market, this ritual involves burying a saint and saying a few prayers.
Although the housing market is improving and home sales are picking up, I would never underestimate the power of prayer.
Here is the ritual :
- Find a statue of St. Joseph. Make a hole in the ground that is large enough to bury the St. Joseph statue (in protective wrap) vertically.
Place the statue upside down in the ground.
Face the upside down statue TOWARDS the home that is to be sold.
For nine consecutive days, pray the St. Joseph Novena included here.
Once the home is sold, remove the statue from the ground.
Display the statue in a place of honor in the new home.
The prayers are actually quite beautiful The "Novena" to St Joseph goes like this:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Come to my aid, O God. O Lord, make haste to help me.
Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of all good gifts, I come before you to honor you in your saints and ask their help in my many needs.
You promised those who ask, would receive, those who seek, would find, those who knock, would have doors opened to them.
Hear the prayers of your church, grant my requests, and pardon my sins. Amen.
St. Joseph, just and true, with a father's care you raised the child Jesus, and with a husband's love, you shared your life with Mary, his mother.
I entrust myself to your care and place in your hands this request of mine (say request)….
In quiet Nazareth, long ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to your heart and you followed God's will with wonderful faith.
In the quiet of my days, and in the hard choices I must make, help me follow the Spirit's guidance and believe when I cannot see.
PS: If you are not in the market to buy a home, pray to St Joseph, he can also help you find a good husband.
Copied from website and to see the daily ritual go to: http://www.stjosephsite.com/SJS_Prayer_To%20sell%20a%20home.htm