Let's Pray Together
Good night!
  We have had a full day. Much lies behind us. Maybe there are things we regret; maybe some things we repent of; but all is under the blood. Christ is victor.  
Prayer Compline 3

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

C [Brethren,] be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith.

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

C Thanks be to God.

L Our help is in the name of the Lord who hath made heaven and earth.

C 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.

L Wherefore we pray God to have mercy upon us.

C 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.

L May the almighty and merciful Lord grant unto us pardon and remission of all our sins, time for amendment of life, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.

C O God, make speed to save us.

L O Lord, make haste to help us. (Psalm 91)

C Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High : shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

L I will say unto the Lord, Thou art my hope, and my stronghold : my God, in him will I trust.

C For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter : and from the noisome pestilence.

L He shall defend thee under his wings, and thou shalt be safe under his feathers : his faithfulness and truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

C Thou shalt not be afraid for any terror by night : nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

L For the pestilence that walketh in darkness : nor for the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.

C A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand : but it shall not come nigh thee.

L Yea, with thine eyes shalt thou behold : and see the reward of the ungodly.

C For thou, Lord, art my hope : thou hast set thine house of defence very high.

L There shall no evil happen unto thee : neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

C For he shall give his angels charge over thee : to keep thee in all thy ways.

L They shall bear thee in their hands : that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.

C Thou shalt go upon the lion and adder : the young lion and the dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.

L Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him : I will set him up, because he hath known my name.

C He shall call upon me, and I will hear him : yea, I am with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and bring him to honour.

L With long life will I satisfy him : and shew him my salvation.

C Personal prayers (Psalm 134) Behold now, praise the Lord : all ye servants of the Lord;

L Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord : even in the courts of the house of our God.

C Lift up your hands in the sanctuary : and praise the Lord.

L The Lord that made heaven and earth : give thee blessing out of Sion.

L Personal Prayers Let us pray.

C 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.

L 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 Saviour, Jesus Christ.

C 1The saying is(A) trustworthy: If anyone aspires to(B) the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2Therefore(C) an overseer[a] must be above reproach,(D) the husband of one wife,[b](E) sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable,(F) hospitable,(G) able to teach, 3not a drunkard, not violent but(H) gentle, not quarrelsome,(I) not a lover of money. 4He must manage his own household well, with all dignity(J) keeping his children submissive, 5for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for(K) GodíŽs church? 6He must not be a recent convert, or he may(L) become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7Moreover, he must be well thought of by(M) outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into(N) a snare of the devil. 8(O) Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,[c](P) not addicted to much wine,(Q) not greedy for dishonest gain. 9They must(R) hold the mystery of the faith with(S) a clear conscience. 10And(T) let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11(U) Their wives likewise must[d] be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded,(V) faithful in all things. 12Let deacons each be(W) the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13For(X) those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 14I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, 15if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. 16Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:

L He[e] was manifested in the flesh, vindicated[f] by the Spirit,[g]

C seen by angels, (AA) proclaimed among the nations,

L believed on in the world, (AC) taken up in glory.

C O Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, who at this evening hour didst rest in the sepulchre, and didst thereby sanctify the grave to be a bed of hope to thy people: make us so to abound in sorrow for our sins, which were the cause of thy passion, that when our bodies lie in the dust, our souls may live with thee; who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.

L Look down, O Lord, from thy heavenly throne, illuminate the darkness of this night with thy celestial brightness, and from the sons of light banish the deeds of darkness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the silent hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may repose upon thy eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

L Personal Prayers We will lay us down in peace and take our rest. For it is thou, Lord, only that makest us dwell in safety.

C Abide with us, O Lord, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent.

L As the watchmen look for the morning, so do we look for thee, O Christ.

C Personal Prayers

L The Lord be with you and with thy spirit. Let us bless the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

L The almighty and merciful Lord, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, bless us and preserve us.

God loves you. God protects you. God sends His angels to guard you. Tomorrow is in God's hands. Now, sleep peacefully.