Ed--Scripted prayers do help us stay on track. Take time to read through this site and I know you will find encouragement on how to pray, and pray from the heart in accordance with God's word. I have learned a lot doing that, There are a number of people on this site who love sharing what they have learned about prayer. sometimes they may be praying about areas that they are personally interested in. I, personally am really appreciative for the encouragement of many.
Thanks, Lewis. After reading your letter, I got to thinking about my prayer life. I realized that I really don't know how to pray. My prayers are very routine and somewhat scripted. They seem inadequate. I joined this group in the hopes of learning new ways to pray.