Compline

Opening Prayer

In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Blessed be the one holy and living God. We worship you O Christ, here and at all your churches which are in all the world.  We bless you, for, by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.  Amen

Our Vocational Prayer (required)

Most High Glorious God, enlighten the darkness in our hearts. Create in us, genuine faith, certain hope and flawless love, Lord, grant us wisdom and understanding, so that in all things, we may fulfil your holy and perfect will. Amen

Praises said at all hours (required)

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was and who is to come.Worthy art Thou, O Lord, our God, to receive praise, glory and honour and benediction.

 Let us praise and exalt Him above all forever. 

The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power and divinity and wisdom and strength and honour and benediction. Let us bless the Father and the Son with the Holy Spirit. 

Let us praise and exalt Him above all forever.

 All ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord. Give praise to God all ye His servants and you that fear Him, little and great.

 Let us praise and exalt Him above all forever.

 Let the heavens and the earth praise Him, the Glorious, and let every creature which is in heaven and on earth and under the earth, in the seas and all that are in them praise and exalt Him. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

 Let us praise and exalt Him above all forever. 

Short period of silence

Nunc Dimittis (optional)

Lord, you let your servant leave here in peace. As you promised, I have seen your deliverance, Which you have readied in the company of all nations, A beacon to illumine the world, and the wonder of your people, Israel. 

Francis’ Psalm according to the hours. (required)

Season

Psalm click on

Advent to Nativity

13

Nativity to Epiphany (Christmas Season)

15

Epiphany to Lent

01

Lent

01

Easter to Pentecost

08

Pentecost to Advent

01

Biblical Psalm

Psalm 134

1         Behold now, praise the Lord * all ye servants of the Lord;

2         Ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord * even in the courts of the house of our God.

3         Lift up your hands in the sanctuary * and praise the Lord.

4         The Lord that made heaven and earth * give thee blessing out of Sion.

Psalm 141

1         Lord, I call upon thee, haste thee unto me * and consider my voice when I cry unto thee.

2         Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense * and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

3         Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth * and keep the door of my lips.

4         O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing * let me not be occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, lest I eat of such things as please them.

5         Let the righteous rather smite me friendly * and reprove me.

6         But let not their precious balms break my head * yea, I will pray yet against their wickedness.

7         Let their judges be overthrown in stony places * that they may hear my words, for they are sweet.

8         Our bones lie scattered before the pit * like as when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.

9         But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God * in thee is my trust , O cast not out my soul.

10       Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me * and from the traps of the wicked doers.

11       Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together * and let me ever escape them.

At the conclusion of the Psalm say:

Glory to God, Creator, Redeemer, Consoler and Our Saviour. As it was in the beginning, is now and shall be forevermore. Amen.

Intercessions (required)

The Our Father (required)

Our Father, who is in heaven, holy is your name; your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us when we are tempted and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen

Admonitions according to the date. (required if not said at Morning Prayer)

At the conclusion of the Admonition say

For the words of our Holy Father St Francis of Assisi, we give thanks to God.

Prayer at end of office (required)

Let us bless the Lord God, living and true; let us always return unto Him praise, glory, honour, blessing and all good things.

Amen. Amen.

Let it be. Let it be.