22795Re: [liturgy-l] Re: Night Prayer (Compline)- your assistance please
- Oct 2, 2005It is a fine volume, a companion to Celtic Daily Prayer. Both are sadly
out of print.
On Oct 2, 2005, at 9:35 AM, cfortunato@... wrote:
> There is a book called "Celtic Night Prayer" which contains the form of
> prayer from a community of monastics in Northumbria. They have a
> Compline for each night of the week. Here's a sample:
> * Indicates a change of reader.
> All say together the sections in bold type.
> R Indicates response by all.
> R In peace will I lie down, for it is You, O Lord,
> You alone who makes me to rest secure.
> Silently (make the sign of the Cross)
> The Sacred Three
> To save
> To shield
> To surround
> The hearth
> the home
> this night
> and every night.
> * Search me, O God, and know my heart.
> Test me and know my thoughts. R
> * See if there is any wicked way in me. R
> * And lead me in the way everlasting. R
> O Father, O Son, O Holy Spirit,
> forgive me my sins.
> O only – begotten Son of the heavenly Father,
> O God who is one,
> O God who is true,
> O God who is first,
> O God who is one substance,
> O God only mighty,
> in three Persons, truly merciful,
> * O God of life, this night,
> O darken not to me thy light. R
> * O God of life this night,
> close not Thy gladness to my sight. R
> * Keep Your people, Lord,
> in the arms of Your embrace.
> Shelter them under Your wings. R
> * Be their light in darkness.
> Be their hope in distress.
> Be their calm in anxiety. R
> * Be strength in their weakness. R
> * Be their comfort in pain. R
> * Be their song in the night. R
> * Be it on Your own beloved arm,
> O God of grace that I in peace shall awake. R
> Be the peace of the Spirit mine this night.
> Be the peace of the Son mine this night.
> Be the peace of the Father mine this night.
> The peace of all peace be mine this night
> In the name of the Father, (make the sign of the Cross )
> And of the Son,
> And of the Holy Spirit. Amen
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