The Prayers that Reverberate in My Soul

From the night service of Compline, The Book of Common Prayer 1979

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

Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake.  Amen


Psalm 139:7-12

Where can I go from your spirit?
    Or where can I flee from your presence?

If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
    if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
    and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 
even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 
If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light around me become night’,
12 
even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is as bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

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