[quote="RuthErickson, post:3, topic:82096"]
I am a Protestant Christian. I have been praying the Liturgy Of The Hours now for two months. I started praying the hours in November 2010 and am still doing it. At first I felt like I was reading it only now since I ave been more familar with the psalms and prayers I feel like it is coming from the heart. I have had times during the day when I have prayed the Psalms right back at God. I have had some strange looks from my family. They have told me that the Liturgy Of The Hours isn't for today or even for Protestants. They have even told me I am on shaky ground spiritually. I don't care. The Liturgy Of The Hours have brought me such peace. I recomend it to any Christian not just Catholics. I only have time to do the morning and evening prayers. I wish I could do more though.
:) I am certainly glad that you have found such peace! I think they are only saying you are on shaky ground because the Liturgy of the Hours is a "Catholic" thing. Nay, the Liturgy of the Hours is used primarily by the Catholic clergy, but it is recommended for the laity. Like the rosary, you do not have to be Catholic to partake of this excellent practice.
If they begin to bother you about it, you could simply state: "What is wrong with praying the Psalms? Jesus did so as he was crucified (Mt 27:46 cf. Psalm 21 in the D-R, 22 in the NAB)" It also fulfills nicely Jesus' command for his followers to pray unceasingly.
I have heard that the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours are two parts of the great liturgical tradition of the Church. I started praying the Liturgy of the Hours recently myself. There is a deep peace that comes with it. It feels like Mass for me!