Monday, July 22, 2013

Compline at Camp Washington

Compline for Children’s Camp

Opening Song of Peace

Leader: God, be with us here at camp as we say goodnight to this day and to each other. Amen.

Leader: God is our helper.
All: He made everything that is!

Leader: Let us confess our sins to God.
All: Loving God, you know that we do not always do the right thing. Sometimes we do or say things that we shouldn't, and other times we don't do or say things that we should. We ask that you forgive us and help us to be kinder and more thoughtful in all that we do and say so that others may see you shining through us. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

Leader: May God forgive us and love us, no matter how many mistakes we make. Amen.

Leader: O God, come quickly and save us.
All: Hurry and help us! Glory to the father and to the son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!

The Reading for the Day


Leader: Let us give thanks to God for all God’s gifts so freely given to us. For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea.
All: We thank you, Lord.

For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ,
We thank you, Lord.

For our daily food & drink, our homes, our families and friends and for Camp Washington,
We thank you, Lord.

For the counselors and staff of Camp Washington
We thank you, Lord.

For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve,
We thank you, Lord.

For health and strength to work & pray, and leisure to rest and play,
We thank you, Lord.

For the communion of saints, in all times and places,
We thank you, Lord.

(A moment of silence for our prayers.)

Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Jesus; To him be praise and glory, with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

Leader: Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye.
All: Hide us under the shadow of your wings.

Leader: Lord, have mercy.
All: Christ, have mercy.
Leader: Lord, have mercy.

All: 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 tresspasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Leader: Lord, hear our prayer.
All: Let our voices rise to you.

Leader: Let us pray.

O God, we stand here in the quiet of the night. Grant us a peaceful end to the day, and watch over us in the night as we sleep and dream. Be in our thoughts and souls as turn over our hearts to you. Amen.

O God, be our light in the dark night, and protect us and all children from scary things. For the love of your son, Jesus our Savior. Amen.

All: Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

Leader: Let us bless the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

Leader: O God of love and mercy, grant us this night, with all your people here at camp, rest and peace. Amen.

Closing Song (cabin dismissal)

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