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Advent-Epiphany Compline

V. Receive, O Lord, our prayers this hour

R. The offering to you of this day. Amen.


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


V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.

R. Thanks be to God.


Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God


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. 

    Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.

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

    Almighty God, have mercy upon us, 

    forgive us all our sins and deliver us from all evil, 

    confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, 

    and bring us to life everlasting; 

    through Jesus Christ our Lord. 



O Lord, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and grant us Absolution and Remission of all our sins, true repentance; amendment of life, and the grace and consolation of Thy Holy Spirit. Amen.


V. O God, make speed to save us.

R. O Lord, make haste to help us.


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

 R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


V. Praise ye the Lord.

R. The Lord's name be praised.



 One or more of the following psalms may be used

  Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name.

 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits;

 3 Who pardons all your iniquities; Who heals all your diseases;

 4 Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

 5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

 6 The LORD performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.

 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.




Psalm 132:11 The LORD has sworn to David, a sure oath he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants I will place on your throne.

12 "If your sons will keep My covenant and My testimony which I will teach them, Their sons also shall sit upon your throne forever."

 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.

 14 "This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

 15 "I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy with bread.

 16 "Her priests also I will clothe with salvation; and her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.

 17 "There I will cause the horn of David to spring forth; I have prepared a lamp for Mine anointed.

 18 "His enemies I will clothe with shame; But on him his crown shall shine."


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.




  Psalm 145:14 The LORD sustains all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.

 15 The eyes of all look to Thee, and Thou dost give them their food in due time.

 16 Thou dost open Thy hand, and dost satisfy the desire of every living thing.

 17 The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds.

 18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.

 19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.

 20 The LORD keeps all who love Him; But all the wicked, He will destroy.

 21 My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD; and all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.


V. GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Scripture Reading  

The following short lessons or another suitable passage is read

Matthew 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him."

R. Thanks be to God.


John 6:35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

R. Thanks be to God.


Proverbs 3:24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear, Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; 26 For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

R. Thanks be to God.


V. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

R. For thou hast redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.

R. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. 


V. Keep me as the apple of thine eye.

R. Hide me under the shadow of thy wings.


V. The Lord be with you.

R. And with thy spirit.

V. Let us pray.

The Kyrie may be said in place of the Lord’s Prayer provided the Lord’s Prayer is said once during the morning hours and once during the evening hours

V. Lord, have mercy upon us.

 R. Christ, have mercy upon us.

 V. Lord, have mercy upon us.


OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


V. Blessed art thou, Lord God of our fathers:

R. to be praised and glorified above all forever.


V. Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost:

R. let us praise him and magnify him forever.


V. Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us;

R.  that thy people may rejoice in thee?


V. O Lord, show thy mercy upon us;

R. and grant us thy salvation.


V. Lord, hear our prayer;

R. and let our cry come unto thee.      

V. Let us pray.

The first two prayers are said (the second of these may be omitted) followed by one of the two night prayers.

The Collect of the day, or a prayer from the Additional Collects may also be added.


O Lord Jesus Christ, who at this evening hour didst rest in the sepulcher, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to thy people: grant that we, who were baptized into thy death and raised up with thee in thy resurrection, may rest in thee this night and wake tomorrow, to thy mercies which are new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we implore thy grace and protection for the ensuing day. Keep us temperate in all things, and diligent in our several callings. Grant us patience under our afflictions. Give us grace to be just and upright in all our dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compassion; faithful in witness; and ready to do good to all men. Direct us in all our ways. Defend us from all dangers and adversities; and be graciously pleased to take us, and all who are dear to us, under thy fatherly care and protection. These things we humbly beg, through the merits and mediation of thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

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 be upon us evermore;  through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night; for the love of thy only Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

The Conclusion  

V. We will lay us down in peace and take our rest.

R. For it is thou, Lord, only that makest us dwell in safety.


V. Let us bless the Lord.

R. Thanks be to God.


The almighty and merciful Lord, 

the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, 

bless us and preserve us. 

R. Amen.


Here ends the Order for Compline


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