Saturday, 13 August 2022

Compline (night prayer) - Saturday, 13 August 2022

Though Augustine never said, "Those who pray sing twice."

The reality is that those who lead the singing perform a rich and essential ministry. Tonight we pray for choirs, organists and worship bands and their ministry and their growth in number. Amen.

Friday, 12 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Friday, 12 August 2022

The day ends and bed beckons us to sleep and renewal.
Grant Lord, that should we wake tomorrow we will serve You;
and should we sleep, may we rejoice in Your eternity. Amen.

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 11 August 2022

We ask for so much, often hampered by our lack of faith, and blessed by the patient love of the God who redeems us by His love. Amen.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 10 August 2022

On the day when we remember Laurence, a third century martyr, who when pushed to produce the treasures of the Church, presented those opposing the Church with he poor of the community. This is still true today!

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Father, we thank you that our prayers reminding us of the importance of others, causing us to serve and minister rather than clamour to be served. Give us rest this night that we, tomorrow, may serve others. Amen.

Monday, 8 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Monday 8 August 2022

The day ends and bed calls us to our rest.
May the Lord grant us a quiet night and a perfect end. Amen.

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Thursday, 4 August 2022

Day is done and the blessings counted - the failings confessed and those we know (and those we don't) are prayed over. Give us rest and healing this night. Amen.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Compline (Night Prayer) - Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Often it's easier to love our pets than those around us.
Sometimes all humanity displays makes us despair.
But our capacity to love is immense, for we're made in the image and with the heart of God. Hallelujah.