Prayer at Compline
Completing the Circle
At this hour of rest for the night, I give thanks for another day. I send blessings to all who cannot sleep and open my heart for the gift of dreams.
Remain here with the angel for as long as you wish…
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With eyelids closed, the angel of Compline represents the peaceful transition into the silence of sleep. Compline means completion. It is the hour that completes the circle of the day.
Briefly we review our day and resolve to do better tomorrow. After that, we approach the night with trust and joyful anticipation, as though it were a deep ocean from which we can fish up all sorts of wonderful things. Trust opens our heart to the blessing of rest and the promise of helpful dreams.