Although there are many who may disagree, I just love the simplicity of those old prayers, especially...
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as is was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen
It is simple, biblical, and seems to start right where I usually end, after my rantings. They fit like a blanket tucked around you as a child to keep you safe and snug at night. They are comfortable like a favorite sweatshirt. Savoring each phrase is delicious. All these weird descriptions come because the prayer is not stale as one thinks of old books. It is alive and vibrant and flows with that Life.