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Compline (Just before Bed)


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. 

R. Amen.



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

R. Thanks be to God.



Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God


R.   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. 


R.   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. Amen.


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 147:1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.

 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel.

 3 He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.

 4 He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.

 5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.

 6 The LORD supports the afflicted; He brings down the wicked to the ground.

 7 Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; Sing praises to our God on the lyre,

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 145:1 I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

 2 Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.

 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

 4 One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

 5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

 6 They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.

 7 They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

 8 The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

 9 The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

 10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you!

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 105:1 Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

 2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders.

 3 Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.

 4 Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

 5 Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels, and the judgments uttered by His mouth,

 6 O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!

 7 He is the LORD our God; His judgments are in all the earth.

 8 He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He appointed for a thousand generations,

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 

Acts 2:32 "God raised this Jesus up again, to which we are all witnesses. 33 "Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.

R. Thanks be to God.




Titus 3:4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

R. Thanks be to God.


John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

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.

R.   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. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. 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.


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 Spirit 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 makes us dwell in safety.


V. Let us bless the Lord.

R. Thanks be to God.



V.   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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