God our Father,
as we have celebrated today the mystery of the Lord’s resurrection,
grant our humble prayer:
free us from all harm
that we may sleep in peace
and rise in joy to sing your praise.
Through Christ our Lord,
May the all‐powerful Lord grant us a restful night and a peaceful death.
“Compline”, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
n., the last of the seven canonical hours recited or sung just before retiring.
[Middle English, alteration of compli, from Old French complie, from Medieval Latin hōra complēta, final hour]