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.

Lord God almighty,
bless this land (or this house).
May health, chastity, conquest of sin,
virtue, humility, goodness,
and meekness flourish here.
May the law be observed in its fullness,
and thanks be given to God the Father,
and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
And may this blessing always remain on this land (or this house)
and on those who live in it,
now and for ever and ever.

R. Amen.