Compline

Compline
(end of day prayer)

The Collect
“O Lord…let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always…Amen.” (BCP)

Statement of Faith
(by Durrell Watkins, based on the Apostles’ Creed)

“I believe in God, the Good,
and in the message and mission of God’s anointed prophet, Jesus the Wayshower who was born of Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was executed for empowering the powerless and restoring the dignity of the marginalized, and yet he lives in our hearts and ministry.
I believe in the omnipresent power of divine Love, in the Blessed Community, in the sacred value of all people, and in life without end. Amen.”

Prayer for the Oppressed
“Look with pity, O [God]…upon [those]…who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors. Strengthen those who spend their lives establishing equal protection of the law and equal opportunities for all. And grant that every one of us may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of this [world]…Amen. (BCP, adapted)

Intercessions
“We pray for the human family, that we all may be one.

We pray for our parish home – our spiritual community, and for our leaders (lay and ordained), that they may be faithful ministers of word and ritual.

We pray for all who govern and hold authority in the nations of the world,
that there may be justice and peace on the earth.

God give us grace to do what is good that our works may be divinely blessed.

Have compassion on those who suffer from any grief or trouble,
that they may be delivered from their distress.

Give to the departed eternal rest; let light perpetual shine upon them.

Amen.” (Prayers of the People, Form III, adapted, BCP)

A Moment of Silence

Model Prayer (aka “The Lord’s Prayer, contemporary/ecumenical/non-patriarchal)
“Our [God] in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kin-dom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kin-dom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.”

Affirmations
“The angel of supply is ever at hand.” (Malinda Cramer)

“There is good for me and I ought to have it.” (Emma Curtis Hopkins)

“The spirit of the Lord goes before me to make easy and successful my way.” (An affirmative prayer of The Unity Church)

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” (Emile Coue)

“There is but one Mind, one Law, one Principle, one Substance in the universe and I am one with all there is.” (William Woodfin)

Benediction

“O Lord, grant that this night we may sleep in peace. And that in the morning our awakening may also be in peace. May our daytime be cloaked in your peace.

Protect us and inspire us to think and act only out of love.

Keep far from us all evil; may our paths be free from all obstacles from when we go out until we return home.” (Babylonian Talmud)

 

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