SUPPER (Compline)


Seek the Lord

‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts:
nor are your ways my ways,’ says the Lord.
‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth:
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

New Testament Reading - Moses a Servant, Christ a Son


1Therefore, dear brothers whom God has set apart for himself — you who are chosen for heaven — I want you to think now about this Jesus who is God’s Messenger and the High Priest of our faith.

2For Jesus was faithful to God who appointed him High Priest, just as Moses also faithfully served in God’s house. 3But Jesus has far more glory than Moses, just as a man who builds a fine house gets more praise than his house does. 4And many people can build houses, but only God made everything.

5Well, Moses did a fine job working in God’s house, but he was only a servant; and his work was mostly to illustrate and suggest those things that would happen later on. 6But Christ, God’s faithful Son, is in complete charge of God’s house. And we Christians are God’s house—he lives in us! — if we keep up our courage firm to the end, and our joy and our trust in the Lord.

. . . . . Hebrews 3:1-6


Intercession and Thanksgiving are offered in free prayer
or in silence, ending with the following

Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
The earth is full of violence:
look, O Lord, upon your covenant.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
O God, do not be silent;
do not keep still, nor hold your peace, O God.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.