AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 14, 2020 at 8:39 pm
I think the structure and dedicated time commitment is helpful for my daily prayer life. However, I did not find much connection or relationship with God in practicing the daily office. For some people, routine and ritual is important. For others, myself included, the forced nature of the ritualistic style is not very helpful. I grew up in a conservative protestant church. Every Sunday was typically the same format with rehearsed liturgy and prayers. I checked in for an hour on Sunday, and then checked out. My faith life has grown tremendously from a more personal relationship with God.