I'm sure you would know that clergy of the Diocese of Melbourne say the daily office, (ie they say morning prayer and evening prayer). To do this one needs a Bible, prayer book, lectionary (to find the set readings for the day) and possibly another book of prayers. As you can imagine it is a case of praying joyfully as we change books constantly. Yet now it is possible to do all that online, and hence do away with all books.
Go to https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer.aspx and everything will come onto the screen at the appropriate time. On my recent holiday this made travelling so much easier as there was no need to cart around several books. If you can go online, check out the site. There are options for traditional or contemporary services – I select the contemporary options. There are options to read one scripture passage or two – it simply means scrolling over the one not required.
Prayer life can be difficult at times, but this online method of having an entire service laid for our convenience takes away one hurdle. Give a go!
Of course, there are other times of prayer – short arrow prayers when certain needs arise. Sitting in silence and waiting upon the Lord. A huge variety of styles exist. The important thing is to experiment and see which style suits you best, but at the same time, least we get into a spiritual rut, it is always good to try something new.
Bless you as you pray, Philip