Prayer of the Bedtime (Compline)


Prayer of Repentance


O Lord! teach us all Your commandments. By Your grace help us to live according to them. O God set guards to the open doors of our senses that the treasury of Your grace may not be detained from us. Barekhmor

O holy God, Your Holiness is adored by all saints. O Lord, cleanse our thoughts and make us worthy to glorify Your name like the seraphim who proclaim and glorify Your Holiness. Moryo rahem `a lay noo `adarayn.


O Lord, accept our worship and have mercy upon us.

Grant us compassion, mercy and forgiveness from your holy treasury.

O Lord, our deeds make You angry; but you never desire to be angry. You are merciful and Your tranquillity is never disturbed.

Though our sins are abundant, they are like a drop of mud in Your ocean of mercy. A drop of mud cannot soil the ocean.

O God who listens to prayers and grants supplications, be pleased in our prayers and grant our petitions in Your mercy.

The Hymn of Mor Ephrem the Syrian

Lord have mercy upon us
Kindly accept our prayers
Grant us mercy, redemption
From Thy treasury above.

Let me Lord, before Thee stand,
Wakeful my watch I'd keep,
Should I fall to slumber's hand,
Guard me from my sinful sleep.

If I do wrong while awake
Mercifully absolve me;
If I err in my sleep
In mercy, grant redemption.

By Thy cross + of submission 
Grant me, Lord, a restful sleep, 
Forbid vain and evil dreams
O my Lord, from Thy servant.

Through the night conduct me, Lord, 
Peaceful sleep give Thou to me, 
Wroth and foul thoughts O Lord
May not govern me at all.

O Lord, Thy servant I am
Guard my body while I sleep
Keep Thy bright angel's guard
O my Lord, by my side.

Christ Thy life-abiding
Holy body that I ate
Keep away from my heart
Evil desires that destroy.

While I sleep in this night
May Thy holy blood guard me
Be Thou always redeemer
For I am Th-ine image.

Thy hand shaped me, O Lord
Shadow me with Thy right hand, 
Let Thy mercy be a fortress
Shielding me-all around.

While my body silent lies, 
May Thy power keep vigil; 
Let my sleep in Thy presence
Be like the rising incense.

Thy mother who did bear Thee
By her prayers for me Lord
Let not evil touch my bed, 
While I slumber in this night.

By Thy pleasing sacrifice
That absolved me from my distress
Forbid from me the wicked one
That keeps troubling me.

By Thy kindness O my Lord
Thy promise in me fulfilled
By Thy Holy Cross + O Lord
Protect my life perfect.

Thou who pleased in me
Feeble and sinful servant I am
May I praise Thy mercy, 
When I wake up from my sleep.

May Thy servant know Thy will
In Thy true loving kindness
Grant me O Lord Thy mercy
So that I may walk with Thee.

Jesus Christ, O my Lord
Grant to us Thy servants
An evening filled with peace
And a night of graceful sleep.

True light Thou art O Lord
Praise we Thy bright glory
We children of Thy light
Praise Thee for ever more.

O savior of mankind
Thy servants praise Thy mercy
As we do in this world
May it be in heaven above.

Praise to Thee, O my Lord
Praise to Thee, O my savior
Praise a thousand thousand fold
Praise we Thou O Jesus Christ.

Thou who does receive our prayers
Thou who grants supplications
Heed Thy servants' prayers
Kindly grant our petitions.

Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison.

Psalms 91, 121

Barekhmor, Those who dwell in the secret place of the most high, whoever abides under the shadow of the Almighty.

Barekhmor, I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.

For He shall deliver you from the snare of stumbling, and from idle talk.

He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will be safe: His truth shall be your armor.

You shall not be afraid of the terror by night; nor of the arrow that flies by the day; nor for the plague that travels in the darkness; nor for the destruction of the wind in the noon.

A thousand shall fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand.

But they shall not come near you, only with your eyes you shall behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because You are my Lord, my refuge, who has made His habitation in the most high.

No evil shall come near you; no plague shall come near your dwelling.

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

For they shall bear you up in their hands so that your foot shall not dash against a stone.

You shall tread upon the lion and adder; and you shall trample the young lion and the dragon.

Because he has sought Me, I will deliver him and strengthen him; he shall call upon Me because he has known My name.

I will answer him and I will be with him in trouble will strengthen him and honor him.

I will satisfy him with long life and show him my salvation.

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains, from where comes my helper?

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot to tremble; he who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper; the Lord shall overshadow you with His right hand.

The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; he shall preserve your soul.

The Lord shall preserve your going and coming from henceforth and for ever more.

To you belongs praise, O God. Barekhmor.

Prayer of Patriarch Mor Severius (AD 460-538)

Halleluia, Halleluia, Halleluia, Men `olam wadamo l-`olam `olmeen Amen.

Lord, who sits in the shadow of the most high, protect us under the wings of your mercy, and have compassion upon us.

O Lord who hearkens to all, by Your grace listen to the supplication of your servants.

O glorious King, our savior, give us peaceful evenings and sinless nights.

We set our eyes unto you; forgive our debts and sins, and be merciful to us in this world and in the world to come.

O Lord, may Your loving kindness shelter us and let your mercy guard us. May Your cross protect us from the evil one and his legion.

Let Your right hand enveil us all through the days of our lives.

Let your peace reign among us. Grant hope and salvation to all the souls who make supplication unto you.

By the prayers of St. Mary, who gave birth to you, and of all your saints; O God, forgive our debts and have mercy upon us.

Praise of The Cherubim

Lord's Prayer

Hail Mary (Optional)

The Nicene Creed

Stawmenqalos: Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Lord have mercy upon us, Lord be kind and have mercy, Lord answer us and have mercy upon us. Glory be to You, our Lord; glory be to You, our Lord; glory to You, our hope for everBarekhmor.

Lord's Prayer

Hail Mary (Optional)


1 If a priest is present, prayers for the offering of incense may be said here.