Prayers from the Tradition of the Holy Orthodox Church
Orthodox prayer at the founding of a house
O God Almighty, who hast made the heavens with wisdom and hast established the earth upon its firm foundations, the Creator and Author of mankind: Look upon Thy servant, (Name), to whom it hath seemed good to set up a house for his/her dwelling in the dominion of Thy power, and to rear it by building. Establish Thou the same upon a firm rock, and found it according to Thy divine word in the Gospel, so that neither wind nor flood nor any other thing shall be able to harm it, and deliver all those who wish to dwell therein from every attack of the enemy. Amen.