Service of Prayer for Healing

Service of Compline

for 28 August 2020

Compline 28th AugustLed by Malcolm Rigley
00:00 / 11:53

 Welcome to this service of Compline for Friday 28th August




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


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"

A reading from the Psalm of the Day


Psalm 91


1    Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High  
and abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
2    Shall say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my stronghold,  
my God, in whom I put my trust.’
3    For he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler  
and from the deadly pestilence.
4    He shall cover you with his wings
and you shall be safe under his feathers;  
his faithfulness shall be your shield and buckler. [R]
5    You shall not be afraid of any terror by night,  
nor of the arrow that flies by day;
6    Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,  
nor of the sickness that destroys at noonday.
7    Though a thousand fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand,  
yet it shall not come near you.
8    Your eyes have only to behold  
to see the reward of the wicked. [R]
9    Because you have made the Lord your refuge  
and the Most High your stronghold,
10  There shall no evil happen to you,  
neither shall any plague come near your tent.
11  For he shall give his angels charge over you,  
to keep you in all your ways.
12  They shall bear you in their hands,  
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13  You shall tread upon the lion and adder;  
the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14  Because they have set their love upon me,
therefore will I deliver them;  
I will lift them up, because they know my name.
15  They will call upon me and I will answer them;  
I am with them in trouble,
I will deliver them and bring them to honour.
16  With long life will I satisfy them  
and show them my salvation.



A Bible Reading



1 Peter 5.8 - 9

8. Be sober. Be vigilant. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.


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.


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

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



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.  



The Collect for the Feast of St Augustine


Merciful Lord,
who turned Augustine from his sins
   to be a faithful bishop and teacher:
grant that we may follow him in penitence and discipline
till our restless hearts find their rest in you;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.




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.


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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