Today’s helpful hint for using prayer as a spiritual discipline is a simple resource suggestion. Over the years I have been immensely blessed by praying the prayers in a book called “Valley of Vision”. It is a collection of prayers penned by various Christian stalwarts throughout the centuries.
There is nothing wrong with using pre-prepared prayers. If you pray them with the depth of your heart and the intention of meeting with God they are just as good as ad hoc prayers.