When we were in the states, the last two congregations of which we were members, we devoted the fourth Wed. of every month to prayers and singing. The men took turns by leading a couple of songs and then systematically working their way through the pews, asking each individual if they had a prayer request, maybe doing four or five at a time. The next man would take up where the last one stopped. We noticed a big difference in the types of prayer requests people made as they became more comfortable – they became more personal;everyone became more comfortable with addressing struggles in their life. I believe the members grew closer as a result. On this Wednesday the children did not have Bible class, and they also were given opportunity to give a prayer request.