“Model for your congregation faithfulness in praying through the directory in your own devotional times, and publicly encourage them to make praying through the directory a daily habit.
Your prayers for people don’t have to be long – just biblical.
Perhaps choose one or two phrases from Scripture to pray for them, and then pray a meaningful sentence or two from what you know is going on in their lives at present.
Get to know the sheep in your flock so well so that you can pray for them more particularly.
And for those you don’t yet know well, simply pray for them what you see in your daily Bible reading.”