Whenever I went into the chapel at my undergraduate school, I saw these big read books with ribbons. Occasionally, I'd open it, wonder what the heck weeks I-IV were, and close it again figuring whatever it was, it wasn't for me. Then, one day, I happened upon an "Morning Prayer" group who actually had the things open! I got the short version of how the book was organized and what it was. I said to myself, "neat," and promply forgot about it.
But this past year (three years later), I have rediscovered this treasure. Recommended by a friend, I ordered this book, read the instructions and began to pray along, more or less every day. It was helpful! It's amazing to me how rich the psalms and readings actually are. And begining and ending the day by prasing God seams somehow to frame the day in a calmer, more forgiving light.
I recommend making a pact with yourself to open it every day (whether you hit the snooze one too many times or not!) It works great for a Lenten discipline, at least for me. And, oh, you have to make a pact with yourself to actually read, and think, and pray about the texts used. My eyes do tend to spead read...
Its a really good way, in my opinon, to both feel united with the church as a whole and remember who it is that we should begin and end each day praising! And these big red books with ribbons aren't nearly as forbidding as they appear!