||The Book of Common Prayer|
THE Lord Almighty give us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.
BE alert, be on watch! For your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Be firm in your faith and resist him, for you know that your fellow believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings. 1 Peter 5. 8, 9.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son: and to the
Ps. 4 Ps. 31.1-6. Ps. 91. Ps. 134.
THE SHORT LESSON.
LORD, you are with us and we are called by your Name. Do not leave us, O Lord, our God. Jer. 14. 9.
COME to me, all of you who are tired from carrying your heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. The yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light. Matt. 11. 28-30
GOD has raised from the dead our Lord Jesus, who is the Great Shepherd of the sheep because of his death, by which the eternal covenant Is sealed. May the God of peace provide you with every good thing you need in order to do his will, and may he, through Jesus Christ, do in us what pleases him. And to Christ be the glory for ever and ever! Amen. Heb. 13. 20, 21.
Thanks be to God.
your hands, O Lord, I give my spirit;
For you have set me free, O Lord, you true God;
Keep us, Lord, while we are awake, and shield us while we sleep, that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.
S. Luke 2. 29.
LORD now let your servant
go in peace: as you have promised him,
[THE APOSTLESí CREED.]
I BELIEVE in God, the
Father who rules over all, maker of heaven and earth,
OUR FATHER in heaven, holy be your Name, your rule come, your will be done, in the world as it is in heaven. Give us this day our food for today. Forgive us what we do wrong as we forgive those who do wrong to us. Bring us not into trouble to try us, but save us from evil. For yours is the rule and the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
are you, Lord God of our fathers;
Let us bless the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
Blessed are you, Lord, in heaven above;
The Almighty and most merciful Lord shield us and give us his blessing. Amen.
WE confess to God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and before the whole company of heaven, that we have sinned in what we have thought, said and done, through our own fault, and we pray God to have mercy on us.
GOD, you rule over all, have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins and save us from all evil, make us strong to do good and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(If a priest is there, he shall stand up and say this absolution.)
MAY the merciful
Lord forgive you, put away all your sins, give you time to mend your
lives, and the grace and help of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Let us pray.
(Then shall the Reader say one or more of these prayer:.)
VISIT we pray you, Lord, this place, and drive from it all the traps of the enemy, let your holy angels make their home here to keep us in peace, and your blessing be on us for ever; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
SHINE on our darkness, we pray you, Lord, and by your great mercy keep us from all troubles and dangers of this night, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
LORD Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, at this evening hour you rested in the grave, and so made it a bed of hope to your people, make us so full of sorrow for our sins, which were the cause of your sufferings and death, that when our bodies lie in the ground our souls may live with you, who live and rule with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
LOOK down Lord, from your seat in heaven, shine on the darkness of this night with your brightness from above, and drive far from the sons of light what is done in the dark, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
BE with us, merciful God and keep us safe in the silent hours of this night, so that we who are tired with all the changes of this world that is passing away, may rest on you with whom no change can come; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
The Lord be with you;
Let us bless the
THE Almighty and merciful Lord, the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit bless us and keep us sale for ever. Amen.
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