1.) Scripture is our launch point and guide in prayer, and corporate prayer is best facilitated by first being in the Word—not with a cold call for "any prayer requests?"
2.) Laying out our requests to God is not our opportunity to say "my will be done" (Tim Keller).
3.) "The reality that we can approach a holy and awesome God together should awaken in us delight, joy, and praise that is reflected back to God in our prayers. Our ability to have access to God, corporately and individually, is blood-bought by the Savior. We pray to know and love God—not merely to list our requests. We pray to declare, again and again, that God is God and we are not, and to be amazed, humbled, and grateful for the blood of Jesus that makes it possible for us to approach the throne of grace" (Steven Lee).