Night Prayer 1

You have multiplied, O God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you.
We give thanks to you, O God and tell of your wondrous deeds.
we give thanks; your name is near.

              Pause to reflect on what we have seen of God in the past day.

Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:
your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people;
A light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.

                            ELLC Nunc Dimittis.
Hallowed be your name Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit:
As in the beginning; so now; and forever. Amen.

                           

Let us pray
              … pause to recall, and perhaps to share, particular concerns before God.

(the words to the following may be sung to the tune ‘Te Lucis’ -traditional compline hymn)
O God with you we rest our cares
bring good of them in all affairs
And as the world turns on its round
may justice, peace and hope abound.

And as we pause to take our sleep
bring comfort to all those who weep
and work into to the wide world’s life
the grace that ends ungodly strife.

O God bring good news to the poor
and make your peacely rule more sure
tread underfoot all ill and woe
So right and health and goodness grow

We lie down and sleep; we wake again, for the Lord sustains us.
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.

Search me out, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my restless thoughts.
Look well whether there be any wickedness in me.
              Pause to recognise wrongness in our lives today; both what we’ve caused and what we need to forgive.
Holy God,
holy and strong,
holy and immortal:
have mercy on us.

Let us attend: God breathes forgiveness on those who confess their sins.
From the darkness of our sins we walk.

lead us in the way that is everlasting.
Let us hear of your loving-kindness in the morning,
for in you we put our trust;
show us the way we should walk in,
for we lift up our soul to you.
                            [from Psalm 143]

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