Our amazingly similar posts reminds me of something I read somewhere, that when we pray whether at church or home, as Orthodox we pray with the Church, as the One Body of Christ. Our prayers are never isolated and is one of the reasons we should use the prayers of the Church to form our prayer life.
Remembering that I'm praying together with the whole Church, in heaven and on earth, has given more meaning to my morning/evening prayers. Using a prayerbook was one thing (among many) that has taken a little getting used to, but I'm more convinced now!
Fotina02, as in the Samaritan Woman at the Well