So my question: is this proper? are there any examples in the Bible that fit this pattern or is prayer like singing in which more than one party can participate.
another question: Is it proper for a wife/woman to offer her own prayer to God out loud in the presence of her husband/other men?
It seems to me that prayer is another topic that is misunderstood. Jesus gave us an example of "prayer". Although some would say this "prayer" is no longer valid for reasons I won't go into, it is still an example of prayer. Prayer is basically talking to God. Communicating with God is no different than communicating with another person. We ask questions to fellow humans and expect an answer. We ask questions of God and expect an answer. We are told to "ask in faith". The scriptures also say that "if we would humble ourselves and pray and seek God's face, he would heal our lands etc.". Prayer is not gimme gimme. We should be praying in God's will and for His will.
Just recently I had a very direct answer to prayer. I awoke around 11pm with a great concern for the safety of my son and family. After 2 3/4 hours of prayer I was able to sleep. I talked with him the next morning and found out that about 11:30pm and again at about 1:30am, he was in direct danger. Some would say that this is just coincidence. I say it is God's grace and mercy. God woke me to intercede for my fmaily and because I obeyed, He honored and answered my prayer. The best part is that He gets all the glory.