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Compline: Wednesday 27th May 2020






I am delighted that this week our Ordinand, Rick has recorded Compline at home and sent it so I can share it for tonight. Click on the link below to action the video. He has also prepared a copy of the liturgy so you can share in with it too. Thanks Rick.


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An Order for Night Prayer (Compline)

Preparation

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

All Amen.

Our help is in the name of the Lord

All who made heaven and earth.


A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.

The following or other suitable words of penitence may be used


All Most merciful God,

we confess to you,

before the whole company of heaven and one another,

that we have sinned in thought, word and deed

and in what we have failed to do.

Forgive us our sins,

heal us by your Spirit

and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.

O God, make speed to save us.

All O Lord, make haste to help us.

All Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

Alleluia.


The following or another suitable hymn may be sung


Before the ending of the day,

Creator of the world, we pray

That you, with steadfast love, would keep

Your watch around us while we sleep.

From evil dreams defend our sight,

From fears and terrors of the night;

Tread underfoot our deadly foe

That we no sinful thought may know.

O Father, that we ask be done

Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;

And Holy Spirit, by whose breath

Our souls are raised to life from death.


The Word of God

Psalmody


One or more of the following psalms may be used.

Psalm 4

1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness;

you set me at liberty when I was in trouble;

have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

2 How long will you nobles dishonour my glory;

how long will you love vain things and seek after falsehood?

3 But know that the Lord has shown me his marvellous kindness;

when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

4 Stand in awe, and sin not;

commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness

and put your trust in the Lord.

6 There are many that say, ‘Who will show us any good?’

Lord, lift up the light of your countenance upon us.

7 You have put gladness in my heart,

more than when their corn and wine and oil increase.

8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,

for it is you Lord, only, who make me dwell in safety.

At the end of the psalmody, the following is said or sung

All Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Reading

You, O Lord, are in the midst of us and we are called by your name; leave us not, O Lord our God.

Jeremiah 14.9

The following responsory may be said

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia, alleluia.

All Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia, alleluia.

For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.

All Alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

All Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia, alleluia.

Keep me as the apple of your eye.

All Hide me under the shadow of your wings.

Gospel Canticle

The Nunc dimittis (The Song of Simeon) is said or sung

All Save us, O Lord, while waking,

and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ

and asleep may rest in peace.

1 Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:

your word has been fulfilled.

2 My own eyes have seen the salvation

which you have prepared in the sight of every people;

3 A light to reveal you to the nations

and the glory of your people Israel.

Luke 2.29-32

All Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

All Save us, O Lord, while waking,

and guard us while sleeping,

that awake we may watch with Christ

and asleep may rest in peace.


The Collect

Silence may be kept.

Visit this place, O Lord, we pray,

and drive far from it the snares of the enemy;

may your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace,

and may your blessing be always upon us;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer



The Conclusion

In peace we will lie down and sleep;

All for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus,

All for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning,

All so do we look for you, O Christ.

[Come with the dawning of the day

All and make yourself known in the breaking of the bread.]

The Lord bless us and watch over us;

the Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us;

the Lord look kindly on us and give us peace.

All Amen.





I will put up teh video separately so you can follow the liturgy and see Rick!

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