Compline – Thursday

 

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Introduction
O God, come to our aid.
 Response:  O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
  and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
  is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen. Alleluia.

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
Who have I hurt today?
Who has been on my mind today?
What am I mindful of?
(Prayer)

HYMN
Be gone ye terrors of the night,
unreal, sadness things of fright,
Always in my highest right
I live in Mind as Love´s delight
No more power has the dream
of lonely suffering extreme
Always in my highest right
I live in Spirit,  Love´s delight
Stories, tales of lands explored
Mortal dreams of lands of yore
Always in my highest right
My life is Soul, as Love´s delight
Left behind upon a shore
Death cannot touch, no , nevermore
Always in my highest right
In Principle, as Love´s delight
Time honoured systems, fall from  grace
Never more to be replaced
Always in my highest right
Living Life, as Love´s delight
Sons and Daughters take the charge
When consumed by powers at large
Always in your highest right
Live in Truth, as Love´s delight!
Faced with sadness and despair
Silence foes with Silent Prayer
Always in your highest right
Live in Love,  as Love´s  delight!

PSALM 16
RESPONSE: MY SELF RESTS COMPLETELY IN GOD
{16:1} A Prayer of David. Lord, listen to my justice, attend to my supplication. Pay attention to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
{16:2} Let my judgment proceed from your presence. Let your eyes behold fairness.
{16:3} You have tested my heart and visited it by night. You have examined me by fire, and iniquity has not been found in me.
{16:4} Therefore, may my mouth not speak the works of men. I have kept to difficult ways because of the words of your lips.
{16:5} Perfect my steps in your paths, so that my footsteps may not be disturbed.
{16:6} I have cried out because you, O God, have listened to me. Incline your ear to me and heed my words.
{16:7} Make your mercies wonderful, for you save those who hope in you.
{16:8} From those who resist your right hand, preserve me like the pupil of your eye. Protect me under the shadow of your wings,
{16:9} from the face of the impious who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul.
{16:10} They have concealed their fatness; their mouth has been speaking arrogantly.
{16:11} They have cast me out, and now they have surrounded me. They have cast their eyes down to the earth.
{16:12} They have taken me, like a lion ready for the prey, and like a young lion dwelling in hiding.
{16:13} Rise up, O Lord, arrive before him and displace him. Deliver my soul from the impious one: your spear from the enemies of your hand.
{16:14} Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life. Their gut has been filled from your hidden stores. They have been filled with sons, and they have bequeathed to their little ones the remainder.
{16:15} But as for me, I will appear before your sight in justice. I will be satisfied when your glory appears.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
  and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
  is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen. Alleluia.
Response: My self rests completely in God

READING
1 THESSOLONIANS 5:23
{5:23} And may the God of peace himself sanctify you through all things, so that your whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved without blame unto the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

SHORT RESPONSORY
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Response– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
Response – Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
Response – Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Response: Glory be to the Father and to the Son
  and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
  is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen. Alleluia.

CANTICLE NUNC DIMITTIS
Response: Save us, Lord, in our waking hours; protect us in our resting hours; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him without fear.
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.”
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
  and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
  is now, and ever shall be,
  world without end.
Amen.
Response: Response: Save us, Lord, in our waking hours; protect us in our resting hours; that we may keep watch with Christ and rest with him without fear.

Let us pray.
Lord our God,
  restore us again by the  sleep
  after the our daily work,
so that, continually renewed by your grace,
  we may serve you in both  body and soul.
Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Blessing: The Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.

AMEN


Alma Redemptoris Mater

Kind mother of our Redeemer,
  the way to heaven for us, now and always,
  star of the sea,
  come to our help as we fall and strive to rise.
All nature stood still in wonder
  when you gave flesh
  to your own flesh’s Creator.
Virgin at Gabriel’s greeting,
  Virgin now and always –
  take pity on us sinners.
Please note that the readings in this prayer are from the the Catholic 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 is composed by me.
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