Evening and Compline Prayers

Daily Evening Prayer: Rite One

Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense, and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; let the whole earth stand in awe of him. #Psalm 96:9

Thine is the day, O God, thine also the night; thou hast established the moon and the sun. #Psalm 74:15

I will bless the Lord, who giveth me counsel; my heart teacheth me, night after night. #Psalm 16:7

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. #Psalm 16:8

“Seek him that made the Pleiades and Orion, that turneth deep darkness into the morning, and darkeneth the day into night” Amos 5:8

If I say, “Surely the darkness will cover me, and the light around me turn to night,” darkness is not dark to thee, O Lord; #Psalm 139:10

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12

O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing thy praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Thou art worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified though all the worlds.

“My soul doth magnify the Lord,
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.” The Song of Mary, Magnificat, Luke 1:46

“For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
which thou hast prepared before the face of all people” The Song of Simeon Luke 2:30

“That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful,
We entreat thee, O Lord.”

“That thy holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and
We entreat thee, O Lord.”

“That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins
and offenses,
We entreat thee, O Lord.”

“That there may be peace to thy Church and to the whole
We entreat thee, O Lord.”

“That we may depart this life in thy faith and fear, and
not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ,
We entreat thee, O Lord.”

That we may be bound together by thy Holy Spirit,
entrusting one another and all our life to Christ,
We entreat thee, O Lord.

A Collect for Sundays
Grant us this day such blessing through our worship of thee, that the days to come may be spent in thy favor.

A Collect for Fridays
Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find the way of life and peace.

A Collect for Saturdays
Grant that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the eternal rest promised to thy people in heaven.

A Collect for Peace
Defend us, thy humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we may not fear the power of any adversaries.

A Collect for Aid against Perils
Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night.

A Collect for Protection
We humbly beseech thy merciful protection all the night. Bring us in safety to the morning hours.

A Collect for the Presence of Christ
Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope.

“Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give thine angels charge over those who sleep.”

Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, shield the joyous; and all for thy love’s sake.

Send forth upon us the Spirit of love, that in companionship with one another thine abounding grace may increase among us.

“We bless thee for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for thine inestimable love…”

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. 2 Corinthians 13:14

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine Ephesians 3:20

Compline is the final church service of the day.

“The Lord Almighty grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end. Amen.” #Compline

“Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause; you set me free when I am hard-pressed; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.” #Psalm 4

“Know that the LORD does wonders for the faithful; when I call upon the LORD, he will hear me.” #Psalm 4 #Compline

“You have put gladness in my heart, more than when grain and wine and oil increase.” #Psalm 4 #Compline

“I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep; for only you, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” #Psalm 4 #Compline

“In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge;let me never be put to shame: deliver me in your righteousness.” #Psalm 31 #Compline

“Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold; for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me.” #Ps31

“Into your hands I commend my spirit, for you have redeemed me, O LORD, O God of truth.” #Psalm 31 #Compline

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High abides under the shadow of the Almighty.” #Psalm 90 #Compline

“He shall say to the LORD,”You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God in whom I put my trust.”” #Psalm 90 #Compline

“You shall not be afraid of any terror by night… Because you have made the LORD your refuge” #Psalm 90 #Compline

“There shall no evil happen to you… For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” #Psalm 90 #Compline

“Because he is bound to me in love, therefore will I deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my Name.” #Psalm 90 #Compline

“Behold now, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, you that stand by night in the house of the LORD.” #Psalm 134 #Compline

“Lift up your hands in the holy place and bless the LORD; the LORD who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.” #Psalm 134 #Compline

“Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.” #Compline

“Lord, you are in the midst of us, and we are called by your Name: Do not forsake us, O Lord our God.” Jeremiah 14:9,22

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11

“May the God of peace…equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight” Heb.13

“Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith.” 1Peter5

“Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit;
For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.” #Compline

“Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye;
Hide us under the shadow of your wings.” #Compline

“Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.”

“Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night” #Compline

“Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night”

“Be present, O merciful God, so that we…may rest in your eternal changelessness.”

“Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne, and illumine this night with your celestial brightness.”

“Visit this place, O Lord, let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always.”

“Grant that as we sing your glory at the close of this day, our joy may abound in the morning as we celebrate the Paschal mystery”

“Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep.” #Compline

“Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering…and all for your love’s sake. Amen.” #Compline

God, Watch over those, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil

“Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.”


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