I attended a funeral recently during which I heard something that struck me as rather odd. The celebrant (a seminary-trained, ordained baptist minister) prayed in a kind of Elizabethan English similar to that found in the King James Bible. I've heard this a couple of times from lay people in rural churches, but not in a long time. How many of you do this when you pray? Joshua P.S. For those of you looking for an example, here you go: I might pray: "Most holy God, help us to hear your voice..." whereas the gentleman I heard the other day might pray: "Father, let us hear Thy voice..."