hi brass monkey
the Holy Bible - read a little every day. even when u have read it 10 or 20 times, there will be still things to learn.
my favourite is the orthodox study Bible, well, well worth the investment. the study notes answer all the basic questions. (for the hard questions ask yr priest / deacons).
the orthodox way by metropolitan kallistos ware ('timothy ware') is good, as is anything by saint athanasius (eg. the life of saint anthony and the letter about the psalms)
this link seems to not have the whole letter on the psalms, but it's in modern english:http://orthodoxpathway.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/athanasius-on-praying-psalms.html
here there is a fuller version in old english:http://www.athanasius.com/psalms/aletterm.htm
also pray from yr church's prayer book every day.
one u start to get used to all the prayers, then memorise them so u can easily pray wherever u have a few minutes (travelling (but not driving!), waiting for the photocopier to warm up etc. etc.)
persist in prayer and doing good to those around u and God will give u peace and joy.