It's really not 'me'... I honestly think what helps 'me' pray everyday is my family. Some nights I honestly don't feel like praying but my daughter encourages me and other nights I encourage her. It's very nice to pray with family. I really like it when our whole family are involved, including Mom.Heracleides said:Ignatius, you put me to shame. Only a catechumen and you are already much further head than I on the journey (both before and after my conversion from Catholicism to Orthodoxy). I say that without any false humility. I have baited you in the past and ask your forgiveness. Godspeed.
There is something about Orthodox Prayers which comes across very nonjudgmental that I find healthy for my daughter too. Looking at the Lord as 'on our side' and seeing sin as 'something other' is good at making my daughter not feel guilty at age seven. That is very important I think to building a canon or rule for them that they are not going to reject in later years.