The Daily Office is an ancient Christian practice of starting and ending each day with Bible reading and prayer. The word 'office' refers to the "daily duty” or “daily service” of Christians. It consists of Morning and Evening Prayer, although there are also other offices such as Noonday Prayer and Compline, which is the "evening prayer of the church".
The practise of praying the Daily Office finds its roots in ancient Israel. God commanded his people to talk about his love and deeds “when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deut. 6:7).
Observing the Daily Office reminds us that our mornings and evenings (and our entire day) belong to God, that our walk with God is about more than just our feelings at any given time, that prayer and scriputer are our 'daily food', that we are not alone on our Christian walk, and that God loves us at all times.
We encourage you to join Christians around the world, both now and in the past, in this beautiful tradition. Below are a number of ways to get started!
(Source: The Anglican Compass)