One way of developing a daily habit of prayer is to have an “order of worship.” This can be as simple or as complex as you want. Below is a simple order of prayer that includes many classic elements that Christians have used throughout the centuries. Feel free to use or adapt this order as fits your prayer life.
O God, open my lips and my mouth shall proclaim your praise!
Holy God, let me always be rooted in you so that I may live in you and you in me. Bless me so that your grace may flow through me, allowing me to bear your fruit to a hungry and helpless world. As I wander, prune me of all that inhibits your growth in me. Let me do nothing apart from you so that your joy may be complete in me. In Christ’s name I pray. Amen.
PSALM (from Daily Lectionary)
SCRIPTURE (from Daily Lectionary)
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.