From the Daily Office this morning, Psalm 1. The book of Begins with "Happy are they,"...I would say that "Happy are they who read the Psalms." And the long monastic tradition seems to have agreed with this sentiment. Monks and nuns prayed through the psalms in corporate worship very very quickly - within a few days. If you visit a monastery or convent today even for a few days, you will get a fair dose of the Psalms. A bishop I know said over and over that "the Psalms were Jesus's prayer book." And they were on his lips often.
So, Read the Psalms!
Start with Psalm 1, which we read today in Morning Prayer.
~The Rev. Peter M. Carey