Into Your Hands, Lord — Integrated Catholic Life™

Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit…

Every night at Compline, the last of the “hours” of the Divine Office of the Church, we repeat these words of Jesus on the cross. His seventh and final “word” is actually Jesus quoting Psalm 31, a psalm that can easily be read as a prayer of the suffering redeemer.

While the first six verses of the psalm are prayed every Wednesday at Compline, we pray the fifth verse every night as the responsory following the reading….

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