An Order for Compline

Book of Common Prayer page 127


The Officiant begins

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

Officiant Our help is in the Name of the Lord;

People The maker of heaven and earth.

The Officiant may then say

Let us confess our sins to God.

Officiant and People

Almighty God, our heavenly Father:  We have sinned against you,

through our own fault, in thought, and 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.


May the Almighty God grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The Officiant then says

O God, make speed to save us.

People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Officiant and People

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as

it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever.  Amen.

 Psalm 31  In te, Domine, speravi

1    In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge;
         let me never be put to shame: *
         deliver me in your righteousness.

2    Incline your ear to me; *
         make haste to deliver me.

3    Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe,
         for you are my crag and my stronghold; *
         for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me.

4    Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me, *
         for you are my tower of strength.

5    Into your hands I commend my spirit, *
         for you have redeemed me,
         O LORD, O God of truth.

At the end of the Psalms is sung or said

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:  *

   as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

People Thanks be to God.


Tune in at 5:30 each Wednesday for Evening Compline.