So we can be stronger in our praying, please read one verse each until all five hindrances to prayer are read. These passages help us avoid those things that block prayer.
Read the five verses that tell us what hinders prayer (Portfolio of Scripture, Page 6). Each person read a verse until all are read.
Liskewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. (Proverbs 29:9)
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me (Psalm 66:18)
Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it (Job 35:13)
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lust (James 4:3)
Now we can acknowledge to God and each other any of these verses that apply to us (example not treating our spouse as a fellow heir.)
If you haven't been guilty of things that hinder prayer, rejoice and try to have pity on the rest of us miserable offenders.
Confession of things that hinder prayer.
Sing a hymn the best you can.
Leader's choice. Everyone sings hymn together.