Order for Compline,
PRAYERS BEFORE BED-TIME.
All standing up, the Priest shall say,
|Blessed be the name of the Lord.|
|Answer.||From this time forth for evermore.|
|Priest.||Almighty God grant us a quiet night and a perfect end.|
I S. Peter, v. 8.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren which are in the world.
|Answer.||But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.|
|Priest.||Our help is in the Name of the Lord;|
|Answer.||Who hath made heaven and earth.|