Night Prayer

      (Congregation recites bold print responses.)

Almighty God grant us a quiet night and peace at the last.

    Amen.

 

By day, O God,

    you grant your steadfast love,

and at night your song is with me,

    a prayer to the God of my life.

 

NIGHT HYMN

 

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS

Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another.

 

Holy and gracious God,

     I confess that I have sinned against you this day. Some of my sin I know. — the thoughts and words and deeds of which I am ashamed— but some is known only to you. In the name of Jesus Christ I ask forgiveness. Deliver and restore me, that I may rest in peace.

 

By the mercy of God we are united with Jesus Christ, in whom we are forgiven. We rest now in the peace of Christ and rise in the morning to serve.

 

PSALMODY

 

SONG

READING

 

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

    Into your hands I commend my spirit.

You have redeemed me, O Lord, God of truth.

     Into your hands I commend my spirit.

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

    Into your hands, I commend my spirit.

 

GOSPEL CANTICLE

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

    Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace: your word has been fulfilled. My own eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared in the sight of ev'ry people: a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel. Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ and asleep we may rest in peace.

 

PRAYERS

Hear my prayer, O Lord;

     listen to my cry.

Keep me as the apple of your eye;

    hide me in the shadow of your wings.

In righteousness I shall see you;

    when I awake, your presence will give me joy.

 

A series of short prayers are spoken or chanted. 

 

LORD’S PRAYER

 

BLESSING

Let us bless the Lord

    Thanks be to God.

Almighty and merciful God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit,

bless, preserve, and keep us, this night and forevermore.

     Amen.

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