Compline: an evening prayer

Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Taken from the Northumbria Comunity

Pray with me this evening.

+ (silently)

Calm me, O Lord, as You stilled the storm.
Still me, O Lord, keep me from harm.
Let all the tumult within me cease.
Enfold me, Lord, in Your peace.

* Father, bless the work that is done,
and the work that is to be.

* Father, bless the servant that I am,
and the servant that I will be.

Thou Lord and God of power,
shield and sustain me this night.

I will lie down this night with God,
and God will lie down with me;
I will lie down this night with Christ,
and Christ will lie down with me;
I will lie down this night with the Spirit,
and the Spirit will lie down with me;
God and Christ and the Spirit,
be lying down with me.

* The peace of God
be over me to shelter me,

* under me to uphold me,

* about me to protect me,

* behind me to direct me,

* ever with me to save me.

The peace of all peace
be mine this night

+ in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.


  1. Amen! Thank you for that prayer!

  2. The perfect way to end this crazy day. I needed this!

  3. Beautiful prayer - can feel the shoulders dropping ! Slightly strange to pray it first thing in the morning though, I feel like I should be going off to bed now.

    I note that you gave us an evening benediction last year too - will this be an annual event ?

  4. Thanks! I copied it off to put by my bed - what a wonderful way to end the day...every day.


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