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COMPLINE – Night Prayer

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INTRODUCTION
“Father is man’s divine Principle, Love. Son is God’s man —His image or spiritual likeness. Holy Ghost is Divine Science, the Messiah or Comforter. Jesus in the flesh was the prophet or way shower to Life, Truth, and Love, and out of the flesh Jesus was the Christ, the spiritual idea, or image and likeness of God.” 
Mary Baker Eddy

Declaration of Consciousness
God is all. There is no other Truth

Hymn
Angels wings are all embracing,
With the thoughts of him above,
Holy arms they lift us higher,
To the Throne of Grace and Love.
Gently resting on those feathers,
In the warmth of their embrace,
Rising up our minds from shadows,
To a place of ever Faith.
Like a swan who treads the river,
With her babes not far behind,
A group of Angels soaring upwards,
To raise the thoughts of all mankind.
Yet still within the bliss we protest,
Mistaking pain for downward flight,
Still each thorn it sends us soaring,
Like a child with upward kite
O blessed Angels pointing skyward,
Are Life’s tests which rest with me,
Taking me forever higher,
Rising upward by decree.
Without the pain we cannot reach him,
However long? We cannot say,
Long slender fingers promise rebirth,
But first the sins must die away.

Psalm 85 (86)
R: You are abounding in love
{85:1} A Prayer of David himself. Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear me. For I am needy and poor.
{85:2} Preserve my soul, for I am holy. My God, bring salvation to your servant who hopes in you.
{85:3} O Lord, be merciful to me, for I have cried out to you all day long.
{85:4} Give joy to the soul of your servant, for I have lifted up my soul to you, Lord.
{85:5} For you are sweet and mild, Lord, and plentiful in mercy to all who call upon you.
{85:6} Pay attention, Lord, to my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplication.
{85:7} In the day of my tribulation, I cried out to you, because you heeded me.
{85:8} There is no one like you among the gods, O Lord, and there is no one like you in your works.
{85:9} All the nations, which you have made, will draw near and adore in your presence, O Lord. And they will glorify your name.
{85:10} For you are great, and you perform wonders. You alone are God.
{85:11} Lead me, O Lord, in your way, and I will walk in your truth. May my heart rejoice, so that it will fear your name.
{85:12} I will confess to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart. And I will glorify your name in eternity.
{85:13} For your mercy toward me is great, and you have rescued my soul from the lower part of Hell.
{85:14} O God, the iniquitous have risen up against me, and the synagogue of the powerful have sought my soul, and they have not placed you in their sight.
{85:15} And you, Lord God, are compassionate and merciful, being patient and full of mercy and truthful.
{85:16} Look down upon me and have mercy on me. Grant your authority to your servant, and bring salvation to the son of your handmaid.
{85:17} Make me a sign of what is good, so that those who hate me, may look and be confounded. For you, O Lord, have helped me and consoled me.
R: You are abounding in love

Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
{5:9} For God has not appointed us for wrath, but for the acquisition of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
{5:10} who died for us, so that, whether we watch, or whether we sleep, we may live in union with him.

Canticle Nunc Dimittis
Luke 2:  29-32
{2:29} “Now you may dismiss your servant in peace, O Lord, according to your word.
{2:30} For my eyes have seen your salvation,
{2:31} which you have prepared before the face of all peoples:
{2:32} the light of revelation to the nations and the glory of your people Israel.”
Taken from Science and health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,

Hallowed be Thy name.
Adorable One.

Thy kingdom come.
Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, —
God is omnipotent, supreme.

Give us this day our daily bread;
Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And Love is reflected in love;

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth
us from sin, disease, and death.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love,
over all, and All.

Hail Father Mother,
In Fullness,
Ever With Us
Ever Blessing Man
with the Christ
Ever Present
Tender and Strong
With Grace for Today
Infinite Love and PowerHere now

Please note that the readings in this prayer are from the  Public Domain Bible at http://www.sacredbible.org.  Any resemblance to any other Bible Translations or liturgical copyrighted works printed or digital, is purely co-incidental. The Hymn was composed by me. 

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