Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer is a beautiful service and is very ancient.  Our version of the service, along with Evening Prayer and Compline, are derived from the Daily Office prayed by English Benedictine monks and nuns in the late Middle Ages.  The Christian pattern of praying at certain times of the day ultimately descends from Jewish daily prayer practices from the time of Jesus’ first apostles.

For a slightly longer meditation on this practice see this blog post.