Service of Prayer for Healing

Service of Compline

for 12 February 2021

Compline 12 February 2021Led by Samantha Silverthorn
00:00 / 19:15

 Welcome to this service of Compline for Friday 12th February

Preparation

 

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

Amen.

Our help is in the name of the Lord

who made heaven and earth.

A short period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.

Most merciful God,

we confess to you,

before the whole company of heaven and one another,

that we have sinned in thought, word and deed

and in what we have failed to do.

Forgive us our sins,

heal us by your Spirit

and raise us to new life in Christ. Amen.

 

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

 

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

We listen to the singing of "Before The Ending Of The Day"

Readings

Psalm 139 vv 1 - 18

 

1  O Lord, you have searched me out and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.

2  You mark out my journeys and my resting place
and are acquainted with all my ways.

3  For there is not a word on my tongue,
but you, O Lord, know it altogether.

4  You encompass me behind and before
and lay your hand upon me.

5  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
so high that I cannot attain it.

6  Where can I go then from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?

7  If I climb up to heaven, you are there;
if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.

8  If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

9  Even there your hand shall lead me,
your right hand hold me fast.

10  If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will cover me
and the light around me turn to night,’

11  Even darkness is no darkness with you;
the night is as clear as the day;
darkness and light to you are both alike.

 

12  For you yourself created my inmost parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

 

13  I thank you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
marvellous are your works, my soul knows well.

 

14  My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was made in secret
and woven in the depths of the earth.

 

15  Your eyes beheld my form, as yet unfinished;
already in your book were all my members written,

 

16  As day by day they were fashioned
when as yet there was none of them.

 

17  How deep are your counsels to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!

 

18  If I count them, they are more in number than the sand,
and at the end, I am still in your presence.

 

 

Search me out, O God, and know my heart.

 

 

Creator God,
may every breath we take be for your glory,
may every footstep show you as our way,
that, trusting in your presence in this world,
we may, beyond this life, still be with you
where you are alive and reign
for ever and ever.

 

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

1 Thessalonians 5.9,10

God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him.

 

 

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

 

For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth.

I commend my spirit.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

 

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

 

Keep me as the apple of your eye.

Hide me 'neath the shadow of your wings.

We listen to the singing of the Nunc Dimittis

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

 

​Keep us O Lord while waking, and guard us while sleeping

that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

Amen

 

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendour of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. We thank you for setting us at tasks that demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments that satisfy and delight us. We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone. Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he conquered death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things.  

Amen.

 

The Collect for the 2nd Sunday before Lent

 

Almighty God,
you have created the heavens and the earth
and made us in your own image:
teach us to discern your hand in all your works
and your likeness in all your children;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things,
now and for ever.


Amen.

 

Silence may be kept.

 

Visit this place, O Lord, we pray,

and drive far from it the snares of the enemy;

may your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace,

and may your blessing be always upon us;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

The Conclusion

 ​

In peace we will lie down and sleep;

for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

 

Abide with us, Lord Jesus,

for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

 

As the night watch looks for the morning,

do we look for you, O Christ.

 

May God bless us,

that in us may be found love and humility,

obedience and thanksgiving,

discipline, gentleness and peace.

 

Let us bless the Lord

Thanks be to God.

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