One dead saint who can teach us how to pray God's Word is Matthew Henry. If you haven't read the book, A Method for Prayer, or visit a website devoted to his method, then you might benefit greatly from the exploration.
Henry knew the value of praying God's words to entreat God's favor. Here are two examples:
There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?” But this we say, “O LORD, lift up the light of your face upon us, and that shall put joy in our hearts, more than they have when their grain and wine abound.”We entreat your favor with all our heart, for in this we labor, that whether we are at home or away, we may please the Lord.Hear our prayer, O LORD, give ear to our pleas for mercy; in your faithfulness answer us, and be near to us whenever we call upon you; for you have never said to the offspring of Jacob, “Seek me in vain.”You who hear the young ravens that cry, be not deaf to us, lest if you be silent to us, we become like those who go down to the pit.Let our prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of our hands be acceptable in your sight as the evening sacrifice.
We entreat your favor, O God, with all our heart; be gracious to us according to your promise, for in your favor is life; yes, your steadfast love is better than life itself.LORD, make your face to shine upon us and be gracious to us; LORD, lift up the light of your countenance upon us and give us peace.Remember us, O LORD, with the favor you show to your people. O help us with your salvation, that we may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones and may rejoice in the gladness of your nation and may glory with your inheritance.