Through the centuries both spontaneous and composed prayers have been used with great spiritual profit by God's people.
Composed (printed) prayers can be a great help in teaching us how to pray and guiding us in our prayers, just as did the prayer Jesus taught his disciples. We recommend that you, the reader, carefully and thoughtfully make the prayers your own. As you read, pause often and add your own thoughts and names. You will find that the breadth and depth of the subject matter of these prayers, combined with humility and love, will lead you to a more edifying and effective prayer life. Please note the prayers are usually informed by and saturated with the Word of God. May that become more and more true of our prayers.