Jewish Prayers are not all written in stone, but much of it is standardized.
The Sages have composed these Prayers because we lack the Hebrew grammar and even words to speak properly to the Creat^r of the world.
These are obligatory for Jewish men. In a funny, if not worrying, attempt at equality, some women from all circles (from ultra-Orthodox to super-Reform) are now saying them, too. Women as a group are not the world’s problem. Judaism is behavior therapy for men. Each day, Jewish women just should acknowledge G^d, thank G^d, and request G^d’s support. ‘Thank You, G^d, for life, and please stand by me today’ would suffice.
Everyone agrees these Prayers must not be said on the automatic pilot. ‘To pray’ in Hebrew is a reflexive verb: we are supposed to hear ourselves when we say our Prayers. G^d will hear us; that’s not the problem.
It is also well-known that sometimes we pray with more fervor outside of the synagogue, in daily life, than inside. But we can also add spontaneous prayer to the scripted words. But, our prescribed Prayers must be said consciously. The first way to accomplish that is to slow down. Rushing through the text makes it a mantra. What also helps is to say it with a prayer quorum. That never distracts as much as lone silence.
This attentiveness could show in us and the prayer leader stressing words that are crucial or special. An Israeli service where is stressed that we ask G^d to bring us up to the Land to be happy. (Don’t pause before the word happy, or it means in Hebrew that G^d should be the One to be happy!) In the 40 days before Yom Kippur, to stress saying, Blow the Shofar! On Jewish Pentecost, to emphasize, to labor on the words of the Torah.
I never hear this, but easily, it would blow more life and spirit into prayer.
May all people be inscribed for a good and sweet New Year.