Compline – Tuesday

 

INTRODUCTION
O God, come to our aid.
  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
In you my love, so true and tender,
I know my life is but to serve,
Within your light of glorious splendour,
The path is lit and well preserved,
Within your love is safe abiding,
Far away from every tear,
Sacred words gently entreating
Lest I forget that you are here.
You banish every self made sorrow,
Every anxious thought and care,
Your message rises up before me,
Now I see it everywhere

Psalm 142 (143)
Do not hide your face , for in you I trust alone
{142:1} A Psalm of David, when his son Absalom was pursuing him. O Lord, hear my prayer. Incline your ear to my supplication in your truth. Heed me according to your justice.
{142:2} And do not enter into judgment with your servant. For all the living will not be justified in your sight.
{142:3} For the enemy has pursued my soul. He has lowered my life to the earth. He has stationed me in darkness, like the dead of ages past.
{142:4} And my spirit has been in anguish over me. My heart within me has been disturbed.
{142:5} I have called to mind the days of antiquity. I have been meditating on all your works. I have meditated on the workings of your hands.
{142:6} I have extended my hands to you. My soul is like a land without water before you.
{142:7} O Lord, heed me quickly. My spirit has grown faint. Do not turn your face away from me, lest I become like those who descend into the pit.
{142:8} Make me hear your mercy in the morning. For I have hoped in you. Make known to me the way that I should walk. For I have lifted up my soul to you.
{142:9} O Lord, rescue me from my enemies. I have fled to you.
{142:10} Teach me to do your will. For you are my God. Your good Spirit will lead me into the righteous land.
{142:11} For the sake of your name, O Lord, you will revive me in your fairness. You will lead my soul out of tribulation.
{142:12} And you will scatter my enemies in your mercy. And you will destroy all those who afflict my soul. For I am your servant.
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.
Do not hide your face , for in you I trust alone

Reading 1 Peter 5:8-9
{5:8} Be sober and vigilant. For your adversary, the devil, is like a roaring lion, traveling around and seeking those whom he might devour.
{5:9} Resist him by being strong in faith, being aware that the same passions afflict those who are your brothers in the world.

Short Responsory
Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
You have redeemed us, Lord God of truth.
– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
– Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit.

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.
In your mercy, Lord,
  remove the fear of darkness of the night.
Let this house sleep in peace
  that at the dawn of a dawning day
  we may, with joy, waken with you in our minds.
Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

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.
Alma Redemptóris Mater,
quæ pérvia cæli porta manes,
et stella maris,
succúrre cadénti,
súrgere qui curat, pópulo;
tu quæ genuísti, natúra miránte,
tuum sanctum Genitórem,
Virgo prius ac postérius,
Gabriélis ab ore
sumens illud Ave,
peccatórum miserére.

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.