Compline Prayers

In the evening before bed, we like to observe compline prayers. We pray together in a circle, with some passages spoken all together, some by each speaker in turn, and some repeated by all speakers around the circle. There is a different compline for each day of the week.

Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Compline is the final church service (or Office) of the day in the Christian tradition of canonical hours. Compline tends to be a contemplative Office that emphasizes spiritual peace. In many monasteries it is the custom to begin the “Great Silence” after Compline, during which the whole community, including guests, observes silence throughout the night until the morning service the next day.

Wikipedia: Compline


As with many of our practices, we learned about compline through the Northumbria Community.