Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds
All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord.
and all your faithful shall bless you.
[Psalms 36:5 & 145:10]
Pause to reflect on what we have seen of God over the past day.
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 every people;
A light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.
ELLC Nunc Dimittis.
Hallowed be your name Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit:
As in the beginning; so now; and forever. Amen.
Hymn (suggested tune: Te Lucis) O God transform the woes of life And as we pause to take our sleep
O loving Carer, God of grace
you welcome us with smiling face,
and we may ever rest at peace
for we, to you, our cares release.
Bring good from ill and peace to strife.
Move greed and pride from seats of power
so justice, mercy, healing flower
bring comfort to all those who weep
and work into to the wide world’s life
the grace that ends ungodly strife.
O God transform the woes of life
And as we pause to take our sleep
In quietness let us recall those whose lives our lives touch and the cares of the wider world.
A time of quiet reflection and petition.
Our help comes from the Lord
Who made heaven and earth
God keeps us, and will neither slumber or sleep
The Everliving will watch over our life.
God, be mindful of our coming and going
Now and forevermore.
Two things we ask of you, Lord; Keep falsehood and lies afar; give us neither poverty nor riches, but give us simply our daily bread.
[See Proverbs 30:7-9]
… Pause to recollect our needs before God.
It is in vain that we rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for God gives sleep to those who are beloved.
Let us recognise where we have not welcomed God to be with us or where we have perpetuated unforgiveness.
Pause to recognise wrongness in our lives today; both what we’ve caused and what we need to forgive.
Send us your Spirit
And renew the face of our lives.
Make our hearts clean, O God
And remake a right spirit within us.
Let us attend; Christ breathes upon us the peace and forgiveness of God.
Visit this place, O Lord, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let your holy angels dwell with us to preserve us in peace; and let your blessing be upon us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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