Sunday, July 15, 2007

Saturday Late Night

In the name of the King of life;
in the name of the Christ of love;
in the name of the Holy Spirit:
the Triune of my strength.

I love you, O Lord my strength.
The Lord is my rock,
my fortress and my deliverer.
My God is my rock
in whom I take refuge.
I will praise the Lord who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me.
Because He is at my right hand,
I shall not be shaken.

I am placing my soul and my body
under Thy guarding this night, O Christ.
May Thy cross this night be shielding me.

Into Your hands I commit my spirit;
redeem me, O Lord, the God of Truth.

The God of life with guarding hold you;
the loving Christ with guarding fold you;
the Holy Spirit, guarding, mould you;
each night of life to aid, enfold you;
each day and night of life uphold you.

May God shield me;
may God fill me;
may God keep me;
may God watch me;
may God bring me this night
to the nearness of His love.

The peace of the Father of joy,
the peace of the Christ of hope,
the peace of the Spirit of grace,

the peace of all peace
be mine this night
+ in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

The Patrick Compline

2 comments:

Mother Laura said...

Please pray for one of my Sophia sisters who is preparing for her MA comps and needs focus, courage, and peace of mind. I have also suggested that she consider making her planned ordination to transitional diaconate this September a direct priesting instead as she is overqualified and long overdue in many ways ..but this will require some careful mutual discernment and discussion so please pray that both of will be guided by the Spirit and love each other well and find what will best serve her and God's people through that process. Thanks!

Rainbow Pastor said...

Prayers for the sister, ML!

I ask continued prayers as I discern my direction. Please also continue to keep Matt in prayer as he waits for a confirming diagnosis of his fibromyalgia.

Prayers for all my sisters and brothers...