Compline

Contemplative Night Prayer

1st & 3rd Wednesday
of Every Month at 7:30pm

Peace. Contemplation.
Yoga pants not required

Peaceful contemplation is hard to find today. Modern life is busy. A lot happens in our day, but the busy pace of our lives leave us little time to process what these things mean: How do I feel about the conversation I had this morning? Why did I get so angry at my child today? What do I think about the change they made to my job description? Good Shepherd’s service of contemplative night prayer helps us slow down at the end of the day by providing a space to reflect on these things in quiet.

Also known as Compline, this service is a regular feature of our church’s worship schedule. It follows a pattern of prayers, short readings from Scripture, simple chanting and silence. The atmosphere is peaceful and uncomplicated: suitable for newcomer and expert alike. All can participate as much as they wish, or simply enjoy listening in silence. Compline is about 30 minutes long, with opportunity to remain afterward for quiet, personal contemplation.

Candles lit for contemplative night prayer