Well, you’re a regular at the Daily Office, now, that’s awesome. You want to pray more? Even more awesome!
Step One: Pray a Psalm followed by the Lord’s Prayer.
Step Two: Add a Scripture Reading
Step Three: Add more Psalms and Lessons
Step Four: Add the Apostles’ Creed
Step Five: Add Canticles
Step Six: Add the Confession
Step Seven: Add some Prayers
Step Eight: Add the Invitatory
Step Nine: Add the Collect of the Day
Step Ten: Add the Closing Prayers
Step Eleven: Supplement it with Occasional Prayers
After reading the three Collects and Prayers, and before the closing sequence of prayers, there is a line where further prayers are invited. You could add your own prayers, on the spot, if you so choose. Perhaps you’ve already been doing that. But you could also be drawing upon a larger collection of Occasional Prayers and Thanksgivings, that start on page 641. There are 125 prayers in that list, which is a lot to take in. Most of the classical prayer books provided a smaller list of extra prayers, tacked onto the end of Morning Prayer, but the list has grown so large that it’s been moved to a sort of appendix location where you can draw upon it regardless to the particular Office you may be saying at the time.
If you want to go about using the Occasional Prayers in an orderly manner, feel free to use the outline provided in a previous article.