Compline for Epiphany, Week of January 8 (Daily Prayer for All Seasons)

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, McLean, VA


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Do not fear, for I have redeemed you.
You call us by name, and we are yours.

O God of all the prophets, you knew us and chose us
before you formed us in the womb: Fill us with
faith that speaks your word, hope that does not
disappoint, and love that bears all things for your
sake, until that day when we shall know you fully,
even as we are known by you. Amen.

The Song of Simeon (Nunc dimittis; Luke 2: 29-32)

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Meditation

Candelmas
–Denise Levertov

With certitude
Simeon opened
ancient arms
to infant light.
Decades
before the cross, the tomb
and the new life,
he knew
new life.
What depth
of faith he drew on,
turning illumined
towards deep night.

How will we let go of fear and draw on our faith as
Simeon did?

Son of God, in the light of faith, we offer our prayers:
May we follow closely your lead.

For all who face the darkness with fear this night,
Redeem our fears with hope and confidence.

For all the places in this world that yearn for new life,
Grant the light of your saving grace.

For all the joys and concerns of our hearts:

Here, the people may offer particular intercessions
and thanksgivings.

Hear us, teach us, restore us,
And may your light shine in our hearts and in all the world.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Be our light in the darkness, O Lord, and in your
great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of
this night; for the love of your only Son, our Savior
Jesus Christ. Amen.

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you.
You call us by name, and we are yours.

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