It’s not done much in our fellowship, but writing out a prayer to be spoken in public isn’t a bad idea.
I did that last Sunday in SJCampos, and here’s my translation:
We want to please you, and not the world;
We want to do your will, and not ours;
We want to speak divine truth, and not human opinion;
We want to work for the bread which comes down from heaven, and not the bread which perishes.
May it be so, through your Holy Spirit, in Christ Jesus.
Perhaps if we wrote out our prayers more, they might be more expressive, less rote, and even elicit an audible amen.
What do you think? (Comments box, below.)