The priest let me use a copy of Christian Prayer when he came up to bring Communion to Mom and I on Tuesday. Slowly getting the hang of it.
I know it’s right up there next to the Mass and is the prayer of the Church, even encouraged by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:
Dear friends, in these recent catecheses I wanted to present to you certain Psalms, precious prayers that we find in the Bible and that reflect the various situations of life and the various states of mind that we may have with regard to God. I would then like to renew to you all the invitation to pray with the Psalms, even becoming accustomed to using the Liturgy of the Hours of the Church, Lauds in the morning, Vespers in the evening, and Compline before retiring.
It’s not as difficult as I thought it to be, (at least not during Ordinary Time) although it’s taking some getting used to. The thing is, I really love praying the Rosary, and while it’s not impossible to fit in, by the time I can pray it, I’m too tired to pray it well. Usually the morning is my quiet time with Jesus and Mary via the Rosary, which oftentimes let’s them get through this thick skull and put my heart in the right place to face the day. Maybe I’ll pray the Rosary in the morning, as usual and do Evening and Night Prayer. (Being a member of the Rosary Confraternity, I try hard to at least live up to the pledge to pray 3/4 sets of mysteries a week.)
If I understand correctly, the Invitatory is only done for Office of Readings and Morning Prayer. Is that right?