This prayer has been a traditional part of Compline probably since the fifth century or so. A partial indulgence is attached to this prayer from the Roman Breviary.
| VISITA, quaesumus, Domine, habitationem istam, et omnes insidias inimici ab ea longe repelle: Angeli tui sancti habitent in ea, qui nos in pace custodiant; et benedictio tua sit super nos semper. Per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
|| VISIT, we beg Thee, O Lord, this dwelling, and drive from it all the snares of the enemy; let Thy holy Angels dwell herein to keep us in peace; and let Thy blessing be always upon us. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
|From the Liturgia Horarum, the Enchridion Indulgentiarum #64, and from the Raccolta, #62.|