Choosing a set time to pray can be a way of ensuring that we do pray, and are conscious of doing so. Many folk at St Chrysostom’s chose to pause at 5pm to say prayers – knowing that at that time there will be others in Church saying prayers at that time.
But, other times may be more appropriate. Some choose to pray on waking up, others after breakfast, maybe at mid-day, or before lunch…Whenever we decide the important thing is to try to always do so.
By having a set time we join with many people of faith who regularly and daily say their prayers – it is a good rule to follow – to have a set time of “checking in” with God.
We can easily
Invoke the Trinity – In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Adore Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, Amen
Thanks – offer thanks for today’s blessings and for life.
Petition – collect the “arrow prayers*” of the day, pray for situations in the world, at home, in your own life.
Close with the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses ,as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory ,for ever and ever.
There are many other resources to help in regular daily prayer. Some are complicated and some can be simply listened to, and joined in as you listen
For a Daily Prayer app or to pray Common Worship https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-daily-prayer
For the Daily Office http://www.ibreviary.com/m2/breviario.php
To listen to prayers http://www.missionstclare.com/english/spoken/spoken.html
*by “arrow prayers” I mean those quick prayers offered up during the day as we go about our lives – maybe for a homeless person we have seen, or because an emergency vehicle passes, or for the departed and those mourning if we see a funeral cortege.