Is there a reason why Orthodox Jews only seem to pray the communal prayers from the siddur etc. when they are with other people, and pray private prayers to Hashem in their own words on their own... but never seem to speak out loud to Him together? Other people could join in on the intention of the prayer even spoken on the spot by a friend, but shared prayer always seems to be formal. That said, I have heard Jews blessing each other and then their friends or congregations answering amein.
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