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Here’s the prayer for the week in The Divine Hours, which is taken from The Book of Common Prayer:

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that I, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ my Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be dominion and praise for ever and ever. Amen. â€

Notice the theological foundation of this prayer: the “glorious resurrection” of the Son of God who “destroyed death” and “brought life and immortality to light.”
Notice the implication: co-resurrection empowers us to “abide in his presence” and “rejoice in the hope of eternal glory.”
Notice that it is all “through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
This is how to pray. Learning to use the prayer books, which I’m a big advocate for in my Praying with the Church, brings us daily into the presence of prayers rich in theology, permanent in value, and instructive for how to pray.

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