Dr. Martin Luther has shared with us some of his insights on prayer, especially praying thru the Lord’s prayer. There’s more in his book
A Simple Way to Pray by Martin Luther, but first – you can also pray thru the Ten Commandments!
If I have more time than the Lord’s Prayer requires, I do the same thing with the Ten Commandments. By taking each one piece by piece, I can more readily concentrate upon it prayerfully. I divide each commandment into four parts, thinking of it in terms of a wreath made of four strands. For example, I approach every commandment as a lesson in itself, as it is meant to be. I ask myself, what does the Lord God expect of me? Second, I find in it a source of thanksgiving, then an opportunity for confession, and finally an occasion for prayer.
As David exclaimed:
O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day