On another thread, bidding prayer as a form of corporate prayer in worship was mentioned... I was just wondering how many here use this form of corporate prayer? I have a bidding prayer each Sunday morning... I will open us up in prayer with a few comments, and then I'll say, "Let us pray for those that are sick, so we lift these names up before your throne..." Then they will call out the names of the sick that need healing....Then I move on to other categories, such as salvation, provisions, praises, and so forth...and they vocalize their prayer. When I was a youth pastor, I called this a popcorn prayer (Anyone can pop when the spirit moves them lol) You can even incorporate a part where the people in the congregation say a sentence or two in praise to God. When the youth led the service, we would always have a popcorn prayer... And it was something hearing the youth verbalize a collective prayer which is spirit led. We have traditional "prayer requests" Sunday evening, and Wednesday evenings, but I open Sunday morning worship (after announcements) with a bidding prayer... it really helps the congregation unite as one to worship God... It also cuts down on gossip disquised as prayer requests, and those long rambling prayer requests.