Old, dented and smudged from much use, hold my prepared thoughts on various topics.
My brain is not one to work fast. especially in the mornings. So often someone would ask what to say or think or how to pray in the different situations of their need, and me and my brain would be a blank.
Those times were too frequent for comfort or confidence.
My response? A file box of notes at the ready, interspersed with categories and notes of dates and names when different thoughts, or topics, or scriptures, or inspiring quotes, were used. A lot like a recipe collection, only filled with (hopefully) comforting prompts.