Growing up Catholic, my friend heard the congregation say "Thanks be to God" as "Thanks Speedy God" and assumed we were applauding the priest’s fast delivery on prayers!
Two books on my shelf are particularly well used. One is Preparing and Leading Prayer for Group Meetings by Donal Harrington and Julie Kavanagh and though published in 1998 is readily available for $30. The other is Act, Love, Walk: Praying in the Josephite Spirit by Ann Gilroy, Colleen O’Sullivan, Anne-Marie Gallagher and Judith Sippel who are Josephite Sisters. Act, Love, Walk: Praying in the Josephite Spirit was published in 2004 and I picked up my copy for $20 at Mary MacKillop Place.