A couple of weeks ago I finally got my act together and called the Body of Christ in the persona of my friends and family to bless my house. I used the Catholic Blessing for new houses..... We prayed for peace and blessings. We flung some holy water, listened to Mary's song, and blew some bubbles. The house, my house was truly and fully blessed.
I knew when I bought this house that I wanted to have it blessed. I don't know any priests personally these days. And those I am acquainted with are stretched so thin. So, I prayed about it and discussed it with some trusted advisors. And I decided that in our roles as priest, prophets and kings that we were called to with our Baptisms, we could perform the blessing.
It was a touching thing to do, to call the Lord to dwell with me, to walk with us, the Body of Christ. I choked up at a couple of points. I was supported by my friends. I marvel at the many blessings in my life. I am the receiver of mercy and love beyond any expectations that I might have had.
And my point is this--bless your home or your new school year, or your new car, or whatever. Pray publically, confidently, and let the Lord walk with you in your life.