Night Prayer (Compline) for the Advent Season
The Lord almighty grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. All Amen.
Our help is in the name of the Lord
All who made heaven and earth.
A period of silence for reflection on the past day may follow.
All 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.
All O Lord, make haste to help us.
All 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.
The following or another suitable hymn may be sung
- Before the ending of the day, Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep Your watch around us while we sleep.
- From evil dreams defend our sight, From fears and terrors of the night;
Tread underfoot our deadly foe That we no sinful thought may know.
- O Father, that we ask be done Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;
And Holy Spirit, by whose breath, Our souls are raised to life from death.
A psalm is now said
At the end of the psalmody, the following is said or sung
All 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.