My friend had just come back from Bible study. “The discussion was great, but when it came time to pray, it was hard to get anyone to pray out loud,” he told me.
Of course, his concern is not an unusual one. Pastors, Bible study leaders, prayer group facilitators face it all the time. Pray! magazine published several helpful articles on this subject over the years, for example, see https://www.navpress.com/magazines/archives/article.aspx?id=21687.
But I’d like to hear your input on this subject, too. If your tendency is to be mum when it comes to group prayer time, what do you wish the prayer leader knew about your quietness? Have you learned to speak out more over time? What helped you? And if you’re a prayer leader who has dealt with this challenge, what have you tried? What works? What doesn’t? Share your thoughts so we can learn from one another.