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From the Order for Compline, January 3rd

Here are the last prayers from Compline for this day:

Almighty God,
in the birth of your Son
you have poured on us the new light of your incarnate Word,
and shown us the fullness of your love:
help us to walk in his light and dwell in his love
that we may know the fullness of his joy;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
AllAmen.

The Conclusion

In peace we will lie down and sleep;
For you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus,
Allfor the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning,
Also do we look for you, O Christ.

[Come with the dawning of the day
and make yourself known in the breaking of the bread.]

May the love of the Word made flesh enfold us,
his joy fill our lives,
his peace be in our hearts;
and the blessing of God be with us
this night and always.

Wonderful words

An iceland sunset.

I didn’t really manage to have a few days off after Christmas – too many important things to be done – and it looks like a busy week ahead.  I need to hand over more into God’s safe keeping the people that concern me and the situations that I find stressful and sad.

In peace we will lie down and sleep;
For you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

I wish that for myself and for those who are feeling tired and stressed tonight.

Sleep well!

January 3, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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