Almighty God, our heavenly Father: We have sinned against you, through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed, and in what we have left undone. For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us all our offenses; and grant that we may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your Name. May the Almighty God grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. One or more of the following Psalms are sung or said.
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Almighty God, our heavenly Father: We have sinned against you, through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed, and in what we have left undone. For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us all our offenses; and grant that we may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your Name. May the Almighty God grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. One or more of the following Psalms are sung or said. Other suitable selections may be substituted. One of the following, or some other suitable passage of Scripture, is read. Jeremiah , Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew May the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.
Hebrews Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; R. For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth. Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye; R. Hide us under the shadow of your wings. Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.
Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne, and illumine this night with your celestial brightness; that by night as by day your people may glorify your holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. We give you thanks, O God, for revealing your Son Jesus Christ to us by the light of his resurrection: Grant that as we sing your glory at the close of this day, our joy may abound in the morning as we celebrate the Paschal mystery; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake.
O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other's toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Silence may be kept, and free intercessions and thanksgivings may be offered. The service concludes with the Song of Simeon with this Antiphon, which is sung or said by all.
Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. Give us this day our daily bread. Give us today our daily bread.
An Order for Compline
This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. THE Lord Almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. O God, make speed to save us; Answer. O Lord, make haste to help us. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Praise ye the Lord; Answer.
An Order for Compline
The English word compline is derived from the Latin completorium , as compline is the completion of the working day. The word was first used in this sense about the beginning of the 6th century by St. Benedict in his Rule Regula Benedicti ; hereafter, RB , in Chapters 16 , 17 , 18 , and 42 , and he even uses the verb compleo to signify compline: " Omnes ergo in unum positi compleant " "All having assembled in one place, let them say compline" ; " et exeuntes a completorio " "and, after going out from compline" RB, Chap. Catholic , Eastern Orthodox , Anglican , Lutheran , and certain other Christian denominations with liturgical traditions prescribe compline services.