Creative Ideas for
1. Pray through a psalm out loud together.
2. If you leading a group for married couples, have spouses pray for each other.
3. Vary prayer time between the beginning, middle and closing of the meeting.
4. Pick a portion of Scripture to pray for one another during the week. (i.e. Col. 1:9; Eph. 3:14-19)
5. Pray through your church's prayer requests given in the bulletin.
6. If someone is in crisis, stop and pray for them right then.
7. Pray for the church, country, a family in need, specific church outreach events or ministries, or any area of which the group has a passion.
8. Do a study on prayer.
9. Select a prayer coordinator who writes down requests each meeting and keeps track of the answers. Have the prayer coordinator organize a prayer chain.
10. Have a time of praise. Invite the group to spend time just praising God.
11. Write prayer requests on a piece of paper, then have group members select one and encourage them to pray for the request throughout the week.
12. Don't rush prayer time.
13. As you prepare the group for prayer, make sure to leave enough time to actually pray. If not managed propertly, taking requests, telling stories, or discussing side issues can obsorb much of the prayer time.