Night Prayer (Compline) ↑. Structure. Preparation. The minister asks a blessing on the life of all God’s holy people. Authorized Prayers of Penitence may be. COMPLINE. This Service may be used when Evening Prayer has been previously said. All standing up, the Minister shall say: THE Lord Almighty grant us a. The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘ completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection.

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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. Then shall be said or sung one or more of the following Psalms: Psalm 4; Psalm Then shall be read one of the following short Lessons, or some other passage of holy Scripture at the discretion of the Minister:.

COME unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. NOW the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working In you that which is well-pleasing In his sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.

Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit; Answer. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

For thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth; Answer. I commend my spirit. Keep complne as the apple of an dompline Answer. Hide us under the shadow of thy wings. Preserve us, O Lord, waking, and guard us sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace. In Eastertide in place of this Anthem may be said or sung: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.


And after that these Prayers following, all devoutly kneeling: Lord, have mercy upon us.

An Order for Compline

Christ, have mercy upon us. Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers; Answer. To be praised and glorified above cpmpline for ever. Let us praise him and magnify him for ever. Blessed art thou, O Lord, in the firmament of heaven; Compkine. The Almighty and most merciful Lord guard us and give us his blessing. Then shall the Minister and complins say together the Confession and the Prayer for Forgiveness following.

WE confess to God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, through our own grievous fault.

Night Prayer (Compline) in Traditional Language

Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us. Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us all our sins and deliver us from all evil, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, bbcp bring us to life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. If a Priest be present, he shall stand and pronounce the following Absolution: MAY the Almighty and merciful Lord grant unto you pardon and remission of all your sins, time for amendment of cimpline, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.

Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us; Answer.

That thy people may rejoice in thee? O Lord, show thy mercy upon us; Answer.

And grant us thy salvation. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin; Answer. O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us. O Lord, hear our prayer; Answer. And let our cry come unto thee. Then shall follow the Collect for Protection, with which may be said the Collect of the day. The Collect for Protection. VISIT, we beseech thee, O Lord, this place, and drive from it all the snares of the enemy; let thy holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace; and may thy blessing dompline upon us evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


O LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who at this evening hour didst rest in the sepulchre, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to thy people: Make us so to abound in sorrow for our sins, which were the cause of thy passion, that when our bodies lie in the dust, our souls may live with thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.

LOOK down, O Lord, from thy heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with thy celestial brightness, and from the sons of light banish the deeds of darkness; through Jesus Comp,ine our Lord. BE present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by complinr changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. We will lay us down in peace and take our rest; Answer.

For it is thou, Lord, only, that makest us dwell in safety. The Lord be with you; Answer. And with thy cpmpline. Let us bless the Lord; Answer. Thanks be to God.

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