Kevin DeYoung has 13 tips.
9Marks had a whole journal dedicated to corporate prayer. The ones I’d highlight for those in my church who serve our gatherings in prayer are:
- 32 Principles for Public Prayer
- Recommendations for Improving Public Prayer
- An Interview with Mark Dever on Corporate Prayer
- Sample of corporate prayers: 12/2/07 and 12/09/07
I put a picture of John Piper praying here because I think he models a prayerful spirit in praying. You can tell this brother prays a lot. He prays lots of Bible verses and that has shaped me tremendously. At the same time, it seems Piper hasn’t thought about the corporate aspects of praying since he almost always prays with “I” instead of “we” making it seem we’re just watching him pray. His spirit of prayer, though, and the moment in which he prays signals to all that it’s corporate prayer. But reading some of these resources above would help one avoid this pitfall among others.