Service of Prayer for Healing

Service of Compline

for 21 September 2020

Compline 21st SeptemberLed by Neil Batcock and Clive Billenness
00:00 / 12:48

 Welcome to this service of Compline for Monday 21st September

The Feast of St Matthew the Evangelist

 

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"

Three readings for the Feast of St Matthew

Proverbs 3:13-18

 

Happy are those who find wisdom,
   and those who get understanding,
for her income is better than silver,
   and her revenue better than gold.
She is more precious than jewels,
   and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
   in her left hand are riches and honour.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
   and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
   those who hold her fast are called happy.

Psalm 119 65 - 72

  You have dealt graciously with your servant, ♦︎
   according to your word, O Lord.
  O teach me true understanding and knowledge, ♦︎
   for I have trusted in your commandments.
  Before I was afflicted I went astray, ♦︎
   but now I keep your word.
  You are gracious and do good; ♦︎
   O Lord, teach me your statutes.
  The proud have smeared me with lies, ♦︎
   but I will keep your commandments with my whole heart.
  Their heart has become gross with fat, ♦︎
   but my delight is in your law.
  It is good for me that I have been afflicted, ♦︎
   that I may learn your statutes.
  The law of your mouth is dearer to me ♦︎
   than a hoard of gold and silver.

Matthew 9:9-13

 

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him.

And as he sat at dinner* in the house, many tax-collectors and sinners came and were sitting* with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’ But when he heard this, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you, O Christ

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 Feast of St Matthew

 

O Almighty God,
whose blessed Son called Matthew the tax collector
to be an apostle and evangelist:
give us grace to forsake the selfish pursuit of gain
      and the possessive love of riches
that we may follow in the way of your Son Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, 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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