Glory to the Father….” God must help us in our praise and petition. © AllO King most blessed, The following or other suitable words of penitence may be used. Almighty God, People our heavenly Father: We have sinned against you, through our own fault, 1Now, Lord, you let your Amen. make us dwell in safety. That we no sinful thought may know. shall be for ever. Implementation copyright © Simon Kershaw, 2002-2019. which you have laid up for those who fear you; I have been cut off from the sight of your eyes.. Contact Anne if you need to update your address. I invite the college students who live with me at St. John’s to pray Night Prayer on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. in my apartment. In a communal celebration of Compline, one of the penitential acts given in the Missal may be recited. The light is gone, the dark is here.
[Come with the dawning of the day through Jesus Christ our Lord.
“We place ourselves before God to whom all time, past or future, is the living present, before God who is able to restore to the penitent even what is lost. Alland make yourself known to the nations ♦
for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. Your watch around us while we sleep. and with countless angels, For what was well done we give God humble thanks, sincerely taking no credit to ourselves. Email Carol to submit a calendar event or call (320) 258-7626. Glory to the Father and to the Sonand to the Holy who is alive and reigns with you, In you, Lord, I put my trust: may I never be put to shame. Used by permission. grant to us the same faith and power of love,
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when scorn and shame besiege us All rights reserved. Do not give the devil his opportunity.
Benedictine Father Michael Kwatera, a monk of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, serves as the abbey’s director of liturgy. And show us Jesus, the blessed fruit of your womb. God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Christ in the United States of America.
Alleluia. A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow. For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth. Note: Measures implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus have led to the cancellation of public, in-person events in most places around the diocese at this time.
May the light of Christ, the King of all,
A: Compline, or Night Prayer, is the church’s official bedtime prayer. Leader: Where I have failed to walk in the path you have set before me. that with all the saints in light of your wings. Creator of the world, we pray Compline invites us to pray for protection in three kinds of sleep: the natural sleep of night, the sleep of the soul in sinfulness, and the sleep of death at life’s end. and make yourself known we confess to you, Allwho made heaven and in the unity of the Holy Spirit, Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995 Division of Christian Education of the The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. AllI commend my spirit. the salvation ♦ The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005 heal us by your Spirit Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;
for you alone, Lord, ♦ 1In you, O Lord, have and drive far from it the snares of the enemy; An Order for Compline Officiant The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end.Amen. that, as we rejoice in their triumphs, “The heart shall still remember
and to the Holy Spirit;as it was in the beginning is nowand shall be for ever. AllInto your hands, O Lord, ♦ bring us to the dwelling which your Son is preparing heart take courage, ♦ as it was in the beginning is now Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Prayer keeps us strong, focused amid divides and challenges, Virtual “Introduction to Centering Prayer” — St. Joseph, St. Benedict’s Monastery, Virtual Theology Day: “The Journey of Loss and Grief” — Collegeville, St. John’s SOT. Keep me as the apple of your eye.
AllGlory to the Father and Allfor the night is at The following or other suitable hymn may be sung. Please give some explanation of the meaning and content of this prayer.
It is the last prayer of the liturgical day before retiring for a night’s rest. who sits upon the throne for ever and ever. Compline invites us to pray for protection in three kinds of sleep: the natural sleep of night, the sleep of the soul in sinfulness, and the sleep of death at life’s end. That you, with steadfast love, would keep 5Into your hands I commend At the end of the psalmody the following is said or sung. “Christ in its very sleep. Our praying of the “Nunc dimittis” gives assent to the words of Alexander Schmemann: “In Christ and through Christ, [evening] may become the beginning of a new life, of the day that has no evening. Hide me under the shadow Using our lectionary readings you can also find many ideas for including in prayers for any given sunday in the church year New pages are added frequently. AllGlory to the Father and to the Son when I was as a city besieged. all you who wait in hope for the Lord.]. AllAmen. number us among your chosen.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Thank you.
People The maker of heaven and earth. AllAmen. and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and before the whole company of heaven and one another, Leader: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, I welcome you here. O Father, that we ask be done The official text of “Night Prayer” is available from U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Publishing, $5.95. 2My own eyes have seen As we pray Compline, we gratefully acknowledge Christ to be our constant companion; we praise him as our risen Lord who rejoices to give us his blessings: repentance and forgiveness, protection and safety, rest and refreshment, death and life. Our souls are raised to life from death. that we have sinned in thought, word and deed AllO Lord, make haste to we may be sustained by their example and fellowship; that they have laid secretly for me, ♦
and in what we have failed to do. After the examination of conscience, in a hymn we ask for God’s gifts of rest and protection throughout the night. of your wings. The Bible readings (other than the psalms) are from The New Revised Standard Version from those who slander them; ♦ we may shine forth as lights in the world. Into your hands, O Lord,
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AllHide me under the shadow make us dwell in safety.
let me never be put to shame; ♦ and to the Holy Spirit;
To watch our bed above. For he has shown me his steadfast love I have been cut off from the sight of your eyes. ♦ The “Nunc dimittis” (Canticle of Simeon, Luke 2:29-32) is the highpoint of Compline and has an invariable antiphon: “Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace.”. AllGlory to the Father and 2Incline your ear to me; Before the ending of the day, Please send your questions on liturgy to him at [email protected] or at St. John’s Abbey, P.O. but repays to the full the proud.
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Box 2015, Collegeville, MN 56321-2015. The response to the reading (invariable throughout the week) makes the prayer of the dying Jesus our own: “Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.”. Church House Publishing. Compline – a service of evening prayer, led by St. Michael’s Youth Group via video. The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. All Amen. The Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon) is said or sung. Hail to you, O Queen, mother of loving kindness, Hear as we sigh, with groaning and weeping.
servant go in peace: ♦ make haste to deliver me. fortress to save me, In a communal celebration of Compline, one of the penitential acts given in the Missal may be recited.
The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. guide me, and lead me for your names sake. The old blessing formula, “Noctem quietam,” still concludes Compline: “May the all-powerful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.”.
Forgive us our sins, The link for each service is listed below. Q: Recently, I prayed Compline from the Liturgy of the Hours during a group retreat. “Lie sunk in slumber deep. 3Be my strong rock, a for the Lord protects the faithful,
Thank you Father, that you have said you will never leave me or forsake me. one God, now and for ever. AllInto your hands, O Lord, Please do come back. the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to They are fittingly short and image the end of the day and the end of life. We declare the reason for such trust: “You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.” After its doxology, this response gently leads us into the “Nunc dimittis” with its antiphon.