Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

A Prayer for Those Trying to Sell a Home

Our home is for sale. Interested? It’s a great place and a great deal… Let me know. I can set you up. Of course, it’s a lousy time to be selling a house. We don’t have a choice… We’re moving temporarily to Hawaii. I know, I know, from Minnesota to Hawaii for the winter… You’re not feeling sorry for us… But in all candor, it’s troubling prospect. We have a great home in a great area and we’re positioned at a great price. Still, in the last 6 weeks we’ve had three showings. The market just isn’t budging. And if the market gurus are the be believed, it may not get any better anytime soon. With thousands of thousands of foreclosures still pending, true market value is still hard to determine. Nothing is moving.


For many of us this is a challenge and for some, even a crisis. We need God’s wisdom and sustaining strength. We need him to play matchmaker and bring us the right buyer, someone searching now for just what our home offers. He can do that…

“God, we thank you that we can trust you for a roof over our head. You promise this and you deliver! We thank you for giving us our home. We need to pass it off into other hands now, however, and we ask for your blessing in this process. We ask you to be our primary real estate agent. Bring us together with the right buyer, someone looking now for the specific criteria we offer. Play matchmaker, Father. Give us wisdom to make any changes in the home itself or in our expectation of price to bring this about. Give us creativity to look outside the box and to think of new possibilities. We trust you with this whole transaction. Act soon. In Jesus…”

  • http://Prayer carolyn lovings

    I come in agreement that your house will be sold for the asking price so that you may live where you desire to live.
    The word said if two or more of you come together in my name I will be in the midst. so keep the faith and put your trust in God and beleive for Suddenly.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Ashley

    My family is trying to sell our house too, and we are having a tough time. I will be praying this prayer whenever I have a free minute throughout the day. I hope God heard your prayer and blessed you with a buyer. God Bless <3

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Angelia

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful prayer. I am the spouse of a wounded warrior recently released from active duty and we are moving out of state to be near my family to help with my husband’s care. We own our home at our current duty station which is 1200 miles from where we are moving to. We step out in faith.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dr. Brad Barbee

    Thank you for this inspirational prayer. My wife and I are in a similar circumstance. We are moving temporarily to St. Louis from KC. We love our house and neighbors, but opportunity presented itself for me to move forward in my career. However, my wife took a big pay cut and we cannot afford to hold onto our original house. Now we have just a few weeks to find a renter or buyer, or we will be sunk. Hope someone out there might be able to help us, or provide moral support.

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    Thank you, I will pray this inspirational prayer based on God Word. Our house is on big property in country. The garden maintenance has become increasingly more difficult as the years go by. I also need to find a job as there is non in this small town, and believe if we move to the city I will have a better opportunity to find employment. It is also my desire to become debt free, as it is becoming difficult to keep up with the mortgage payments.

  • http://Prayertosellourhouse DianeSmith

    I need-a prayer to help sell our hose so we can move closer to our daughter and grandchildren in Qebe

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  • http://Aprayertosellourhome Shannon

    Please pray for us to sell our house. We have had it on the market for about 6 weeks. We’ve had several people look at it, but no offers yet. We just had two other houses in our area go on the market. Please pray for God’s will to be done in selling our home. We have to sell the house before August 2 and it’s June 29. Having another open house tomorrow. Please pray that God sends us a buyer tomorrow. Thank you

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Experienced Prayer

    1) Say out loud the Lord’s Prayer.
    2) Then read somme of the Psalms of thanks in The Bible (last ones are good).
    3) Now — Dear God, You know we need to sell this house by ___. We pray that you send us the right buyers and it sells for full price. And we pray the Blood of Jesus over it all and ask for protection of Archangel Michael too.
    4) Chip away: In the name of God, I now pray that: All resistance must give way to the sale of our house by ______ for full price. Blaze, blast, shock, and fill with the Holy Spirit everything to do with the same. Keep this activated 24/7 around the clock until it is sold. -Then 15 solid minutes of: All resistance must give way to the sale of our house by ___ for full price– (15 minutes of the repeated out loud, over and over. Do it EVERY day until sold. Visualize people coming to the house to look at it and then signing ‘bought’ papers. Feel expectant. It will happen.) Do not waver in your faith one bit. God is good. It will sell. Finish with praise and amen ! *This prayer works.

  • David

    Amen brother. I will be praying for you also. We too are facing the same situation. I have to sell our home so I can relocate to Australia to take up a PhD scholarship. If I cant sell the house soon I will be in serious financial trouble and I am very anxious about it. I have handed it over to the Lord. Your prayers for me and my young family would be greatly appreciated. All the best, David

    • MarkandJill

      Let’s agree in prayer, David!
      Father, we thank you for the fantastic opportunity in front of David and his family. With opportunity comes challenge. With challenge comes the assurance that you are intimately interested and concerned in every detail of our lives, not the least of which is our financial state of affairs. Father, we ask for favor upon David and his family. We ask for resolution regarding the house. If there is another option besides selling, make that crystal clear and send a renter soon, Father. We come against fear in Jesus’ name. We stand in faith, knowing you are great and your arm is strong and long enough to reach into our lives and circumstances. Thank you that you respond to our prayers, that our prayers cause the tipping point in our circumstances when we agree together in your will. Align our lives with your will so that we can always discern what you are saying in every season of our lives. Father, we are expecting an answer and we rejoice even now! You are working! We love you, Lord!~ Amen!
      P.S. David, our house didn’t sell.(This blog post is a few years old.) But the Lord provided someone to lease it for two years! God is faithful! We took it off the market and rented it, using a housing rental company. Keep us posted!

      • David

        Thank you Mark and Jill. I will keep you posted.
        Best regards, David

  • Sunitha Rajesh

    I want to sell my present home which is beautiful but it is located in a bad school district. please pray that we are able to sell this home and move to a better home in a good school district.

    • MarkandJill

      May God bless you and lead you, Sunitha.

      Trust in the Lord and do good.
      Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
      Take delight in the Lord,
      and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:3,4

  • kyeiabs

    Hi everyone, I will endeavour to join you in prayer and would appreciate your prayer support also. Quick back story i was in the process of selling my home which took a step of faith to do so, immediately had a buyer and i accepted the offer. Not long afterwards i received news at work of a restructure/redundancies. Only to be informed by the real estate agent that the buyer has now pulled out with no explanation and refuses to take his call. Please pray along with me that God will grant me victory through this. Thank you

  • CJane44

    We could also use prayer warriors right now! We listed our house and in 2 weeks and 1 day had an accepted offer. Sounds amazing right? We put in an offer on our “dream home” and it was accepted as well. Things were going so smooth! All utilities were set to turn off at our old house and on at our new house as we were set to close on both homes on the same day. 3.5 weeks before closing we were told our buyer’s loan didn’t go through. So we didn’t sell our home, and we had to let go of our new home. Our home has been back on the market 2.5 weeks without a single showing. Ours is not a case of relocation, but more space and place. I bought our home before I ever began dating my husband. Now I have an amazing husband and an energetic 6 year old step daughter and we need a little more space! Please pray for us as we start this whole process over, thank you! :)

    • MarkandJill

      Jane, this must be so disapointing for you… I thought you were going to say that you now own two homes! At least you don’t have that to deal with. I trust that The Lord has something even better for you.
      Romans 8:28
      And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
      Father – give this family grace to handle this challenge and provide for them exactly what they need.

  • Connie Beacht Keim

    i am currently trying to sell my home so i can move to a better area and school district. i am a single mom. it has been difficult to say the least. i have exactly 3 months to sell my home, find a new one and relocate!! yikes!! but i know if it is God’s will, it can and will happen!! prayers appreciated for our endeavor

    • MarkandJill

      A friend of mind often prays, “Lord, if this is a good thing, make it happen.” Then she puts it in God’s hands and leaves it there. He often makes things happen!
      Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
      Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take. (Prov. 3:5-6)
      God Bless you, Connie.

  • beewilliams84

    Hello all our house is on the market and we could use prayer as well. My husband and I have 3 sons and we are selling our current home to move into a bigger home we are having built in another school district bOur house has been on the market a little over 4 months we had 1 offer that didn’t work out. We are praying that our current home sells and our new home is ready before school begins. We know in order for this to work it will totally be through God’s intervention. Thanks for the prayers in advance and I’m praying for all of you as well.

    • MarkandJill

      God bless you and give you wisdom and favor as you sell your house!
      “Commit everything you do to the Lord.
      Trust him, and he will help you.
      The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
      He delights in every detail of their lives.”
      Psalm 37:5,23

      • beewilliams84

        Thank you so much I’ll keep you posted!

  • KCMarch10

    Good day all. We have had our home on the market now for the past few weeks. However, we haven’t had any showings in the past 2 weeks. We need to sell this home in the next 30 days and we’ve put it into God’s hands to lead us through this process. Please pray for us through these endeavors. Thank you.

    • MarkandJill

      Father, give your beloved wisdom and favor in their effort to sell their home. Please attract just the right buyer who will find this home to be a blessing and a place of peace for their family!

      Let your favor shine on your servant. In your unfailing love, rescue me. Psalm 31:16

  • Angela

    Hi are house had been on the market for over a year and we have had one offer but it was 40,000 below asking price now we kick are selves for not taking it. We coukd really use some prayers

    • MarkandJill

      Angela, we serve a God who can work with anything, including our regrets and mis-steps! I’m so grateful for that! May the Lord send a buyer for your house soon. In the meantime may He give you wisdom in all the marketing details to make your house stand out in the market. God bless you, my friend! Take heart:
      “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28

  • Rosemary

    My husband is hoping to retire and our plan is to move to the Jersey shore to an adult community and hopefully, a simpler lifestyle for him. I want so much for him to be happy and relaxed after almost 50 years of working. I still have a few more years to go myself but will be working from home as I currently do. We’ve had the house on the market for a month now and have had a lot of showings but no offers. We have so many happy memories here and would love to stay but the high taxes and my husband’s retirement are the primary reasons for moving. We are putting it all into God’s hands and trust in Him to find the right buyer who will love this home and make their own memories in it.

    • MarkandJill

      Thanks for sharing, Rosemary. You’ve placed it all in the Best of Hands!
      Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. (Psalm 37:5)

  • amanda

    Please pray that my parents sell there home soon. It’s been on the market for months with no showings. They already bought a new home so they can retire. I believe in prayers. Thank you

    • MarkandJill

      Lord, we ask for wisdom for Amanda’s parents. Thank you that according to James 1, when we ask for wisdom and we doubt not in your ability to give it, we do receive it. So send it, Lord, please! And grant them favor in their effort to sell their home. In Jesus’ Name!

      • amanda

        Please continue to pray they lowered the price of the house, everyone loves the house but not the road. My family is depressed and my husband and I are running out of money to pay bills . My husband and I almost ended up in divorce court but I believe in the voewls I took in front of God and we are working it out. But selling this house would help put my family back or right path and help. So any prayer would greatly be appreciated because this year has been very trying. Thank you in advance ♡

        • MarkandJill

          We agree with you in prayer, Amanda. Financial stress causes horrible stress on marriages, which is all the more reason to lean on and believe for God’s promises regarding provision. “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”( Matt. 6:33) Lord, we cry out to you – save this family from debt and despair! In Jesus’ Name. Let your love and prosperity reign in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

  • Gina Herrera

    I would ask for prayers. My husband and I have relocated to Louisiana for a job opportunity and have had our house on the market for 2 1/2 months with not a lot of showing activity, I am practicing patience and wisdom in trusting we did the right thing as I’m typically risk adverse. I know that we have a great home and it is priced right I would just ask for bringing the right, fair, buyer to us soon as to avoid major financial distress.

    • MarkandJill

      In Kingdom reality (think quantum reality) it’s already a done deal if we believe. We put our faith together with yours, Gina, for a speedy sale of your home. We stand against fear in Jesus’ mighty name and we speak, sing and shout our faith in God’s promises. We thank Him in advance for bringing the right buyer!

      “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. (Mark 11:21-24)

  • cindy

    I ask for prayers in selling our house. Recently received retirement pkg and husband is not in good health. We have many lookers but ask for the right buyer. We have a contingency on another house that will be less maintenance and stress for my husband. God has always walked me thru difficult times. Requesting a prayer chain to keep my faith strong and that our house will sell in the time we need. Thank you.

    • MarkandJill

      Father, give Cindy and her husband faith and patience and wisdom!
      Cindy, I cling closely to these words of Jesus’ when I have a mountain to move (moving is like moving a mountain sometimes!) :

      22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. 23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. (Mark 11) (See verse 25, too!)

      • cindy

        Thank you for yours words of encouragement and bible verses. I am filled with positive thoughts and feel at peace and no longer have doubts in my heart. I feel God’s reassurance of faithfulliness and trust in him completely. I pray for you as you witness to all in need. Have a blessed day.

        • MarkandJill

          Well done, Cindy! Stand firm and be prepared for resistance and testing just in case… God will provide! (Thank you for your kind words.)

          6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

          8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. 1 Peter 5

  • Jonathan Light

    We too need to sell our house primarily due to a drug infested school district, and major allergy problems created by pine pollen here in the mountains of southern CA. Our house has been on the market for 45 days, with about 8 showings and no offers. We request prayers for God to send us the right buyer soon, and that we get the offer needed so we can have a down payment on a new home and cover moving expenses. We so hope we can have the kids relocated before school starts again. Thank you.

    • MarkandJill

      Father, send the Light of your glory to the Light home! Send the right buyer soon, Father, we pray!

      Jonathan, I have this sweet picture in my heart of your family gathered together praying in faith, believing God for a miracle. Our kids’ prayers are mighty and effective in spiritual warfare:

      You have taught children and infants
      to tell of your strength,
      silencing your enemies
      and all who oppose you. Psalm 8:2

  • Nena Podbury

    I am so encouraged by the prayers below. I too would like to ask for prayer that my house would sell. My house has been on the market for 112 days now. We’ve had 25 showings and 2 offers that haven’t fallen through. I need to move so my kids aren’t in school for 11 hours. God is faithful. God is good and I now I need God to be my real estate agent. Thank you

    • MarkandJill

      Love it! Yes! God is our Real real estate agent.
      Father, give Nena favor over her home and a wealth of wisdom! She will do her part, and she is trusting you to bless all her hard work with your supernatural favor and grace. Help her to trust and not to worry! Amen!

      Anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Heb. 11:6)

  • Anita

    I could use some prayer warriors!! God knows the whole story, but we have reached a place where we desperately need the buyers meant for our house to be brought to it and to place an offer. In two weeks we will have to make a hard decision if the buyers meant for this house are not guided to it. I know that God hears our prayers and I believe in him with all my heart. Please pray that God guides the new owners to the house they will make a home quickly. Amen

    • MarkandJill

      Father, we ask for wisdom and excellent counsel for Anita and her family. Grow her faith to a greater capacity as she trusts in you without wavering. Father give them peace and direction step by step! Amen!

      If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (James 1:5,6)

  • Randy

    Hi everyone. We could really use some prayers to help sell our house. We need to move away from a bad situation. Thanks!

    • MarkandJill

      Randy, may the Lord give you wisdom and great faith in His provision. Grab a hold of God’s promises and don’t let go, my friend!

  • Lisa

    I’m glad I found this site, I as well need a prayer, my family is trying to move to a bigger state with a lot more work opportunities- houses similar to mine were sold in a week or 2, I am on 30 days on the market & I have showings but No offers – I happen to live in the model home & am priced accordingly or even below & I know deeply that it’s not my house – God is for some reason, not letting us move on to the next chapter in our lives – I pray daily & to no avail – I’m still here waiting patiently for an offer – I don’t know what gods plans are for me & my family?? I’m sure that depression is not on his list. Please give me some guidance

    • MarkandJill

      Father, please give Lisa ears to hear you and a heart to continually trust in your unfailing love. Give wisdom to their family. (Perhaps you are protecting them from something they weren’t anticipating?) Lord, send wisdom and direction to this family we ask in Jesus Name.
      God bless you, Lisa! Keep your faith strong. God’s answer will be worth the wait. You are loved with an everlasting love!

  • Tracy Sickler

    I need some prayer help please !!! My house has been on the market this time since April and then before that it was on the market for one year . We have had tons of showings with 0 offers. I have heard all the craziest things as to why my house is not right for the people looking. I put my trust in you God that you will find the perfect people to love this home as much as I have loved it for the past 10 years . Due to circumstances beyond my control we need this home to sell!!!!! Please, Please help me pray that God will bring in the P-E-R-F-E-C-T family to bless this home !!!!!

    • MarkandJill

      Tracy, we ask that the Lord will give you great wisdom and knowledge and insight and that he would bless your realtor with wisdom as well!
      Lord, please send a buyer to this house to make it theirs. Direct Tracy’s path, Lord, and make Your will clear and give her ears to hear your encouragement and instruction. Amen!

    • MarkandJill

      Tracy – I should add that when Mark wrote this post, our house was on the market for 6 months without a single offer. We took it off and we went back and lived in it another year (after returning from out of state) then rented it out, and it’s still rented out. It worked out for the best… Sometimes God’s Plan A trumps our Plan A.

  • Cindy sechelski

    I ask for prayers and scripture for a house we have a contract on. The house is in foreclosure and the realtor is working with the owners lawyer to see if a quick sale can be made today. Thank you prayer warriors.

    • MarkandJill

      Psalm 37:4 (Amplified)
      Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

      Father, please give Cindy a download of your deep love and care for her and her family. May the truth of your promises become deeply imbedded in her soul to the point of securing an unyielding faith in you. Make that delight so real that she is capable of walking above every challenge that she faces. In Jesus’ Name.
      God bless you, Cindy!

  • S Han

    I’m also praying for a home sale and the thing is it is really straining my marriage. I accepted a job offer out of state, and was thankful my wife was supportive enough to agree and also leave her job of many years. After so many months of job searching finally I had a place where I thought I belonged. The plan was to sell the house, wipe out a bunch of debt and start fresh. And with the cost of living difference my wife would be free to work part time or however much would suit her. She was really warming up to the idea.
    Now with the house not selling after months of being on the market, it’s as if my wife blames me for not having a backup plan. And she points out that I couldn’t afford to make the move because my new job can’t float both the mortgage and a new place or rent in the new place. It’s really weighing on both of us, but it may be that she decides not to come with me. Her job here probably would pay a lot more than there so this whole thing has turned into simply a matter of money. I really hate that but my wife is wired to think of the financial implications deeply.
    I’ve tried to keep up my faith and believe that God is sending us with a purpose. And that He knows our needs and that if going there was His plan that this house sale would be part of it, too. I still don’t doubt that, and I am praying that God provides a buyer for us so that not only would this move work for us, but that her faith would be greatly strengthened. I so desperately want her to feel God’s hand in this but I just don’t know if it will be too late.
    I’m feeling so weak as a leader/provider and I’m terrible at being a spiritual leader in our family. Part of the idea of moving was to really solidify that role and work on our family relationships. Now it all feels like it’s not going to happen. Please pray for us.

    • MarkandJill

      Father, please bring S Han and his wife to a place of unity. Mark and I know have experienced the battle scars of disunity in marriage, and it’s painful. But YOU can restore harmony to dissonance when we take the time to listen for YOUR best plan. And even when we blow it, you will still work it out for good when we walk in your ways. Your ways are simple: love each other. In Your hands, any mess we give you can be brought to order and peace again. Thank YOU, our dear Prince of Peace. We ask for wisdom according to James 1 without doubting you a single bit! Amen!

  • Shendl Rewitzky

    I am from South Africa, I hope its okay that I post here. We have had our house listed for a month now and have had already had our offer accepted on another house in a better part of the area we stay in with smaller grounds and less maintenance. We have had 2 show house days and one after hours viewing and not one offer!! We have a large property and it does need a little maintenance but not huge amount. Please pray that we find the right buyer soon. We have 2 more months before the whole deal on the other property falls through

    • MarkandJill

      Shendl, you are more than welcome to post here, and we are happy to agree in prayer with you!
      Father, we ask for favor on behalf of Shendl. You know the best path for your children, please make that path clear and free of obstacles. More than anything, we ask that your covenant would be alive and at work in this family, that they would know true joy and true intimacy with You. We ask that your great love would be manifest in their lives and home, in Jesus’ name. Be Lord over their lives. Amen.

  • A Little Bit of Everything

    We could really use some extra prayers. We are building a house that will finally function for our family. We have had our current house on the market for 4 months and only a handful of people have walked through. We have reduced the price by 25k. We are now finding out we need to put in a new well and that is another 5k. So we will be about 30k less than what we know our house is worth. At this point, we will be lucky to walk away with any money. We are at the price we paid for the house 15 years ago. So hard to believe in 15 years we will make nothing on it.

    I am fine with that, but I really need our house to find a buyer. We have about 4 weeks until our new house is ready to move in. Please say prayers that the right person comes along.

    I have had faith that God will send me the buyer when it is the correct time. It’s just hard to keep telling my husband that. I know he is getting very stressed out and causing him to be physically sick, and to be short.

  • Jackie Wilson

    We ask for prayer for the selling of our home in Maryland. God has truly blessed us with the house we are selling and providing the means to make major renovations. However, it is time to pass this house on to another person or family to enjoy. My elderly mother has recently moved in with us and we found a home where her space is on the first floor. She will not have to maneuver the stairs. We have a contract on house we are purchasing in another part of town. We are suppose to close on this house the end of August but do not have a contract on our current home. We only have a week before the whole deal falls through. I am trying to remain faithful and believe that God is with us. I prayed throughout this transaction and believe that this is God’s will and that he is with us. Right now we need alot of prayer and God needs to be our real estate agent. He has sent many people by our home and many love the home but we have no offers. God please send that one!

    • MarkandJill

      Lord, please send a buyer to Jackie’s house. Thank you for her heart to care for her mother! Bless this family with great faith to trust in you, enduring love for each other even in the challenging times, and provision along the way each day! Give them grateful hearts as they see your hand at work in their lives. Amen!

      • Jackie Wilson

        God is anot awesome God and I believe in the power of prayer. We have a couple considering purchasing our home. Let’s continue to pray for one another. Let this be the buyer God has for our home.Thank you Mark and Jill

  • Steve

    We have had our home for sale for nearly four years now. We bought high in 2007 thinking this was the home God had for us for the rest of our lives. But then, in August 2011 I learned I was losing my job by the end of the year. So we placed our home for sale only to learn the value of our home had fallen to such a degree we were 30,000 under what we still owed on it. I did eventually find another good job a few states away so we had to relocate and make the double house payments for a couple of years. Our finances were drained to such a degree by August 2014 we had to cease making payments on it and begin the short-sale process. And here it is August of 2015 and the bank still has not allowed us to short-sale the home yet. We are not in foreclosure, but the process is taking much longer than I ever dreamed. We just want to be done! Please pray our God will deliver us from this soon! I do not understand why he has allowed this to happen to us and why it has talken so long just to sell a home.

  • Worried

    We recently purchased a new home. Prior to purchasing our hope was to get our old place ready to sell before we purchased and moved into our new home. Due to some unfortunate health reasons, we delayed the selling process and now have two mortgages to pay with the possibility of losing my job at the end of this year. Please pray that we will trust in God’s will and plan for our family, and that in HIS timing he will provide us with a buyer for our old place, and that he will give us the guidance and wisdom we will need to make any changes necessary in our selling process. Thank you for your prayers.

    • MarkandJill

      People with their minds set on you,
      you keep completely whole,
      Steady on their feet,
      because they keep at it and don’t quit.
      Depend on God and keep at it
      because in the Lord God you have a sure thing. (Isaiah 26:3-7 The Message Bible)

      Dear Worried – keep the faith. Run to Jesus and people of FAITH to stay strong and encouraged, and don’t give up! Change your name from Worried to Warrior. Jesus will reward your faith and help you! He is your healer, your Redeemer, your Real Realtor, and your best Ally. Keep us posted, my friend!
      Father – grant a buyer for this family’s home. Be their healer and Great Deliverer! Help them to seek you with all their hearts in Jesus’ Mighty Name! Amen.
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  • Karen

    We have had our home listed for two months. To date, we have not had a single showing or even a phone call of interest. We held an open house last weekend and only generated gawkers/no one who was looking to buy a home. We are giving it another try with another open house this weekend. We live in a very desirable neighborhood across from a religious grade school so this deafening silence is puzzling. There are several other homes for sale in our subdivision experiencing the same lack of results. We are needing to move to a different school district for our son. School started two weeks ago. I pray that God blesses us with a qualified buyer soon as we are now having to rent an apartment in our son’s school district and carry double payments. Thank you for your prayers.

  • Jennifer

    We have had our home on the market for 4 months now. We have received lots of positive feedback but unfortunately no offers as of today. My husband and I decided to sell our family home to more closer to the kids school which will put less strain on us as a couple and better our family life as a whole. Our kids mean the world to us and the processing of selling the house is beginning to wear on us as a family. So I come to you asking for prayers that God will be by our side and help us find a buyer. Amen.

    • MarkandJill

      Proverbs 3:5-6
      Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

      Father, I pray that Jennifer and her family will continually trust in you, depending on you first and foremost, seeking your wisdom to know what steps to take each day. May their faith completely eradicate all fear and stress and conflict. Allow them to ride the waves with you in their boat, peacefully resting with you. Amen!

  • melissa

    We have our home on the market and need to move to another community to be closer to our daughters school. I believe the Lord will bring us the right buyer, but hoping for sooner than later. I know God teaches us to be patient, but the drive to get my daughter to school and extra curricular practices is tough. I pray for the right buyer to come and love our home just as much as we do. Amen

  • Kara bryan

    Our house has been on the market 5 months. Myself and children have moved to our new location while my husband stayed behind to keep up with the house while it’s on the market. It’s very straining in all of us. It’s very hard having your family split up. Please Lord please let our house sell soon so we can be together again!

  • mary

    Please help our house to sell quickly, my husband and I have worked so hard all our life, and now we are pensioners, arthritis has set in and we can no longer keep our business.we are desperate and have dropped the price by 25000 ,please send us a buyer who will love our house soon thank you

    • MarkandJill

      Father, please be with Mary and her husband! Please give them wisdom and help and most of all a buyer for their home. Teach them, grow their faith, and give them health and endurance in this process. In Jesus name!

  • Pam

    Our house is for sale due to an out of state job transfer. Our next door neighbor is also selling her house. Her husband came home 7 months after their wedding and told her it was a mistake to get married and he packed his bags and moved out. We’ve not had a single look at our house and she has had 2 showings. Her house has been in the market since early July, ours since early September.

    I was visiting with her this morning. She has not received one penny from her estranged husband and is really starting to feel the financial burden of her situation. She is the only one on the mortgage. Even though we are currently operating 2 households, my husband received a generous severance package from his former employer and we are okay right now. I felt the Holy Spirit stir my heart while I was talking to my neighbor. I told her I am going to take my eyes off myself and pray the Lord brings her a buyer.

    Please bring my neighbor before the throne. Pray she receives a miracle from the Lord.

    • MarkandJill

      What a kind neighbor you are, Pam.
      Father, we bring Pam’s neighbor before you and we ask for hope for her, Lord. We can’t imagine the pain she is going through… Encourage her through your Word. And give both of these neighbors favor in selling their homes! Father, give them wisdom regarding pricing and all the practicals, and grant them visibility. Sustain them. Continually remind them that you are their provider. Give them great trust in You and Your promises! Amen!
      “Please, Lord, please save us. Please, Lord, please give us success.” Psalm 118:25


    Please join my Husband and I in prayer as our home has been on the market for almost 3 weeks now. We are trying to downsize and become debt free. We want to have the room financially to do more for others and for our church. Our family does not understand how we could give 10% to our church and be in financial trouble. We trust in God and know giving to the church even through hard times is the right thing to do. Thank God that my husband and I are on the same page and have a good marriage. God is good for helping us through some hard times in our marriage and we are trying to trust that he will bring the right buyer for our home. We have been told that at one month, a house is considered “stale”. Hoping for an offer at our open house this weekend! We had an offer that fell through due to them needing to sell their own home and one other showing. We have put a lot of work into our house and are trusting our realtor as well as our Real Realtor! I love the way you put that the Lord is our real realtor, that’s great! We are so pleased that we have a Christian realtor and he gives all his sales to the Lord, he says. When he told us the Lord works through him, I knew he was the one for us! I would appreciate some prayer to help us through this process and to bring us a buyer! :) AMEN

    • MarkandJill

      Father, we lift up Lyndsey and her husband to you! Lord we thank you for the promise you give to tithers! You encourage those who by faith take hold of your promises. You love faith! We thank you for wisdom and patience and trust in this journey! Thank you for provision and peace! Amen
      Here is the tither’s promise and audacious inviation!!!! We respond with a resounding YES! AMEN! I’M IN!
      “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” (Malachi 3:10)
      Go for it in faith, Lyndsey! His promises are yours! Bless you, my friend! Please keep us posted so we can rejoice with you!

  • Shantelle Munien

    Hi Mark and Jill. Please pray for my Mum. She has been trying to sell her house for the past year. She has had so many buyers but each time the deal always fell through. Finally, she has a buyer, but even with this buyer, there seemed to be a something standing in the way, each step off the way…after all this time, the papers are at the deeds office. She was told a few weeks ago by her attorney that she just needs to wait for her call after she hears from the deed’s office…but it’s almost that time of the year where companies close for the holidays and my mum still hasn’t heard anything. She is so depressed at this moment because she is also unemployed and she was looking forward to the house being sold before Christmas. She feels that my Dad might have something to do with the house not being sold since they are divorced and despise each other. Can you please pray and bind all the negativity and evil that surrounds the house and my mum so that the deal may go through ASAP? I just want her to have peace in her heart after all the struggles she has been through. Thank you.

    • MarkandJill

      Thank you so much for Shantelle and her loving care and concern for her mum. How that pleases your heart that she so honors her. Father, we bring her mum to you now. Father, you know the drill…. one closed door after another. Would you please grant “mum” the grace to forgive Shantelle’s father? Perhaps that is blocking the blessing in her life. Set her free from the bitter, toxic entanglement of unforgiveness and offense. Father, please give her hope that she can enjoy her life again, find work, find fulfillment and find her peace in you. Amen.
      “When you are praying first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against.” Mark 11:25. I know it’s not easy to do, but forgiveness is the fastest track to answered prayer that there is. Bless you, Shantelle. Thank you for reaching out. We appreciate you.

      • Shantelle Munien

        Thank you Mark and Jill. This really means a lot to me:)

        • Shantelle Munien

          Hi Mark and Jill. My mum just got a call that the sale has gone through. Thanks so much for your prayer and words of encouragement. Our God is Truly Awesome and Never-failing!!!

          • MarkandJill

            Lord, we praise you! Thank you, God, for your mercy and help! Thank you that you care about the details of our lives and that you help us and grant us your hand when we invite you into those details!!!!

            Shantelle, thank you for sharing this wonderful news! God bless you, my friend!

  • Kristen

    Hello Mark and Jill. Thank you for you wonderful words. My husband and I have our home on the market. I often feel such great guilt praying for our home to sell when major events are happening in the world. Recently with most of our children (sans one teenager) are out of the home we adopted to two autistic teenage boys who were living in group setting because of their diagnoses. We are blessed to be able to give them a forever home. But we want to move out of the suburbia home so they can run and play safe and judgement free. Please offer your prayers for us. We have only in the last 2 1/2 years been blessed to truly have Christ in our lives. Sometimes I even question if I’m good enough or strong enough to deserve his love. Thank you and all of those who keep us in their prayers.

    Chris and Kristen – Tennessee.

    • MarkandJill

      Oh Kristen – none of us are good enough! But He has made us “good enough” – righteous in His sight by His redemptive act of love by offering His life as a sacrifice for all our badness. Let’s pray for your home to sell! God’s inbox is never overwhelmed. His word tells us that He is intimately aware and involved in every detail of our lives! (Psalm 37:23) Yes, there are more important issues in the world than the finer details we are encountering today, but as we learn to gain ground in these everyday needs, we will be more equipped to pray effectively for the larger, global needs. Nothing is more important to God’s heart than caring for orphans! And if those boys need more room to romp, then chances are it’s His idea in the first place!
      Father – we lift this family to you! Bring Heaven to earth in every detail! Thank you for their lives! We rejoice in the good plans you have for them and believe in faith for a SOLD sign in their front yard very soon! Amen!

      • Kristen

        Well we got an offer. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that the inspection and all other phases go through. Thank you to all of you who are praying for us and our children.

  • Amanda

    Hello Mark and Jill my husband and I have had our house on the market for almost 6 months. We have had a lot of showings with positive feedback and some not so good. We are currently stationed out of the current state the house is listed in. We have renters who currently are living until lease is up or we are under contract. Unfortunately we have had some bad showing on behalf of the tenant with trash and not having the place clean prior to showings. My husband and I decided to sale our house in Florida after being stationed in Virigina for 3 years and we are set to move another 3 years to Maryland. With our move coming up in a few months we were hoping the house would have been sold or under contract. It has been an added stress on us. I ask that you please offer some prayers for us that it sales within this month or next.

  • Terri

    Hello Mark and Jill, my house is been on the market since November we did find a buyer and went into escrow. Six days before closing it fell through. I need a buyer ASAP I am only working one job now and it is difficult for me to keep the house, I really don’t want to lose this before I move out. If you could guide me and help me pray,

    • MarkandJill

      Terri – we join with you in prayer for your home. That must be so disappointing that the sale didn’t go through…
      Lord – please give Terri encouragement and hope. Let her draw nearer to you than she has previously and feel your love and care wrap around her! Father, we ask for a qualified buyer for Terri’s home! Soon! In the meantime, speak to Terri through your word, bringing light and hope each day. Please align her heart with yours as she seeks you,Lord. Amen

  • Sarah

    Hello Mark and Jill,
    My husband Lance and I placed our house on the market. We are a growing family and need more space for us. We put our house on the market and not two days later our neighbor put their house on the market right beside us. They have a 4 bedroom 3 bath and we have a three bedroom 2 bath. They priced their house 3 thousand above ours and they are getting all of the showings. We see this everyday from our front window and it is very discouraging to me and my husband. We have prayed for God to intervene in this and we have only had 1 showing. We are so discouraged. I am trying to trust God but it was like a big slap in the face for this house to go up for sale right beside us. Please pray for us that God would send some people to our home and that they would love it as much as we do and want to buy it. Thank you.

    • MarkandJill

      Sarah – Jesus’s instructions seem to raise the bar so beyond what we think is reasonable. Here’s what he might suggest: pray that your neighbor’s house sells. Sounds counter-intuitive, but it will keep you from coveting all those showings, keep you positive, and will keep your faith strong. Meantime, may the Lord give you and your realtor wisdom to know how to get some action going on the showings, any further sprucing up that might be helpful, cookies dough ready for baking before showings, and lots of rejoicing that God is working even when we don’t see it. He knows the future because He already lives there. He loves and cares for your family in every dimension an detail. (Psalm 37:23)
      Father, we lift up Sarah and her family! Give them wisdom and encouragement. May they not worry but leave these cares in your hand. Give them understanding and knowledge with regard to their price point and all the details surrounding their move! Amen!

  • Julie

    Hello Mark and Jill,
    My husband has lost his job and we have to sell our dream home of two years. We had the house on the market since mid November. My husband will stop receiving a paycheck about mid April. There is no way my paycheck will cover the house payment and the other bills. People love the house. Our backyard faces the main road, which has little traffic. The feedback k we receive mostly consists of people not liking the road. I can’t change that, but we just put in some trees to help provide more privacy. There are days that I have complete trust in God , but mostly i am fearful and discouraged. Please pray that our house will sell soon; before my husbands paycheck is no longer available. It is way truly a beautiful home and would be great for a family or a couple. God bless.

    • MarkandJill

      Father, give Julie and her husband peace and confidence in you. And give them wisdom in the process and please grant them favor! We agree together in this in Jesus’ Name! May we take you at your word when you say, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.” We thank you in advance, Lord, for sending your Word to help and encourage this family.

  • Nonny82

    I’ve had a few problems with my property and it’s been vacant for a total of 12 months.Im paying a mortgage as well as my rent.Im so frustrated because even after viewing the property I hear nothing form them.Ive prayed and fasted concerning this issue but nothing seems to be happening.I really need Gods help right now.I can’t continue like this

    • MarkandJill

      Lord, we pray for breakthrough for our friend Nonny. Give her encouragement, wisdom, and discernment directly from your Word. Help Nonny make adjustments as you give instruction. Grant her favor and provision, we ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name!

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