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Wednesday Boisil Compline 3rd June 2020 - Feast of St Kevin

Boisil, Prior of Melrose Abbey, died in 661. Bede described him as a ‘priest of great virtue and prophetic spirit.’ Boisil, on his first meeting with Cuthbert, who was to be his pupil, exclaimed, ‘Behold, the servant of the Lord!’ – recognizing the call of God on the young man’s life.

This compline is usually shared on Fridays and is from the Northumbria community.

+ (silently)

O Lord, You will keep us safe and protect us forever.

I am placing my soul and my body in Thy safe keeping this night, O God, in Thy safe keeping, O Jesus Christ, in Thy safe keeping, O Spirit of perfect truth. The Three who would defend my cause be keeping me this night from harm.

I call on You, O God, for You will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.

Show the wonder of Your great love, You who save by Your right hand those who take refuge in You from their foes.

Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.

Lighten my darkness, Lord. Let the light of Your presence dispel the shadows of night.

Christ with me sleeping,

Christ with me waking, Christ with me watching, each day and each night.

Save us, Lord, while we are awake, guard us while we are asleep; that, awake, we may watch with Christ, and, asleep, may rest in His peace.

God with me protecting, the Lord with me directing, the Spirit with me strengthening for ever and for evermore.

In the name of the Father precious, and of the Spirit of healing balm. In the name of the Lord Jesus, I lay me down to rest.

The peace of all peace be mine this night

+ in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Enjoy a restful night and wake refreshed for a new day.

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