Compline

The leader says the lines in italics.
The lines marked by | may be omitted when used
as an individual devotion.

The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night
and a perfect end.
Amen.

Confession

|Let us humbly confess our sins unto Almighty God.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father:
We have sinned against you, though our own fault,
in thought, word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
forgive us all our offenses;
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
To the glory of your Name. Amen.

|Hear what Christ says: “If we say we have no sin,
|we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
|If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just
|to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
|from all unrighteousness.”

Psalm

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 forever. Amen.
Alleluia!

Psalter ESV

Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and shall be forever. Amen.

Creed

I believe in God the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God
the Father Almighty.
From there he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit;
For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.
Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye;
Hide us under the shadow of your wings.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The Lord’s Prayer

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 debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.

Collect of the Night

a.Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne,
and illumine this night
with your celestial brightness;
that by night, as by day
your people may glorify your holy Name;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

b.Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work,
or watch, or weep this night,
and give your angels charge over those who sleep.
Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary,
bless the dying, soothe the suffering,
pity the afflicted, shield the joyous;
And all for your love’s sake. Amen.

c.O God, the life of all who live, the light of the faithful,
the strength of those who labor,
and the repose of the dead:
We thank you for the blessings of the day that is past,
and humbly ask for your protection
through the coming night.
Bring us, we pray, in safety to the morning hours;
Through him who died and rose again for us,
your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

d.Visit this place, O Lord,
and drive far from it all snares of the enemy;
let your holy angels dwell with us
to preserve us in peace;
and let your blessing be upon us always;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

e.Be our light in the darkness, O Lord,
and in your great mercy defend us
from all perils and dangers of this night;
For the love of your only Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Extemporaneous Prayers

Individuals may offer prayers for general and personal needs:
for events of the day, for family, for church and community,
for nation and world.

Canticle

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

Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
according to your word;
For my eyes have seen your salvation
that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
A light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and for glory to your people Israel.

O Lord, open our lips.
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit:
As it was in the beginning,
is now, and shall be forever. Amen.

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

Closing Collect

Be present, O merciful God,
and protect us through the hours of this night,
so that we who are wearied
by the changes and chances of this life
may rest in your eternal changelessness;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.