Here is what I see as the most common type of group prayer: One person prays while the others bow their heads in silence. I have found some flaws in this type of prayer, and I believe that these flaws make the prayer session worthless. 1. While that person is praying, the others most likely are not focusing on God. 2. If the others also are praying, they cannot focus because someone is talking. 3. Others might have just tried to take what the speaker is praying about and take them are their own thoughts and "prayers". Then their prayer becomes vain because it is insincere. 4. If the others are praying, they might not have enough time to pray their own prayer without making the situation awkward. So here is an idea that I propose to you: People pray in a group, but also separate. Here is what I mean. Everyone has their own individual prayers but they are still together, and they have enough time as they need. The room is also silent. This type of prayer, I believe, is much better than the first one stated. 1. All can have their own heart felt prayer 2. They will not be disturbed. 3. They will have as much time as they need. If you are a pastor, I ask that you try this prayer technique out as opposed to the traditional way. If the traditional way is supported by Scripture, then I stand corrected.