I have worked on two different forms of prayer that I keep coming back to.
The first is the”Lord’s Prayer Chorus”.
The way it works is you hand out copies of the Lord’s Prayer to even the most experienced of the group.
Instructions: Each person contributes to the prayer one line at a time, and you don’t move on to the next line until someone is ready to.
I’ve done it both where people chime in wherever and whenever they feel moved to or the more orderly version where we go around in a circle…until everyone who has said AMEN has done so….
the Prayer might looks something like this
Person 1: Our Father who art in heaven
Person 2: Our Father who art in heaven,
Person 3 Our Father who art in heaven
Person 4 Our Father who art in heavn
Person 5 Hallowed be thy name
Person 6 Hallowed be thy name
Person 7 Thy Kingdom Come
Person 8 Thy Will Be Done
Note: How you divide the lines will effect how the prayer is spoken,
also someone suggested allowing people to backtrack in the prayer, I have yet to allow that freedom, but go for it.
The Other way to prayer is (sort of) a variance on the breath Prayer.
I call it “Simple Prayer”
Its where you take a line of scripture and pray it down to a single word. My favorite is “Be Still and Know that I am God”
Be Still and Know that I am God
Be Still and Know that I am
Be Still and Know that I
Be Still and Know That
Be Still and Know
Be Still and