Night Prayer (Compline)

Preparation

The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.
Amen.
Our help is in the name of the Lord
Who made heaven and earth.

Penitence

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

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
O Lord make haste to help us.
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.

Praise

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

Any of the following may be read:

Psalm 4

Psalm 91

Psalm 134

Jeremiah 14:9

1 Peter 5:8-9

Revelation 22:4-5

Response

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my Spirit.
For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.
I commend my Spirit.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit.
Into your hands O Lord, I commend my Spirit.

Nunc Dimittis (The Song of Simeon)

Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:
Your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation
Which you have prepared in the sight of every people;
A light to reveal you to the nations
And the glory of your people Israel.

Save us, O Lord, while waking,
and guard us while sleeping,
that awake we may watch with Christ
and asleep may rest in peace.

Prayers

Intercessions and thanksgivings may be offered here.

Collect

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 pace,
And may your blessing be always upon us;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

Conclusion

In peace we will lie down and sleep;
For you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.
Abide with us, Lord Jesus,
For the night is at hand and the da is now past.
As the night watch looks for the morning,
So do we look for you, O Christ.

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.