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Lent- 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 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from this body of death?

R. Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord! 


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 69:7 Because for Thy sake I have borne reproach; dishonor has covered my face.

 8 I have become estranged from my brothers, and an alien to my mother's sons.

 9 For zeal for Thy house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those who reproach Thee have fallen on me.

 10 When I wept in my soul with fasting, it became my reproach.

 11 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.

 12 Those who sit in the gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards.

 13 But as for me, my prayer is to Thee, O LORD, at an acceptable time, O God, in the greatness of Thy lovingkindness, Answer me with Thy saving truth.


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 121:1 I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains; where does my help come from?

 2 My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

 3 He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.

 4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

 5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand.

 6 The sun will not smite you by day nor the moon by night.

 7 The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.

 8 The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever.


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 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

 9 He will not always strive with us; nor will He keep His anger forever.

 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.

 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

 13 Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.

 14 For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.


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

Isaiah 30:15 For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, "In repentance and rest you shall be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength." 

R. Thanks be to God.


Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

R. Thanks be to God.


2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and by grace given us eternal comfort and good hope, 17 comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

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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