“In the Prayer of the Faithful, the people respond in a certain way to the word of God which they have welcomed in faith and, exercising the office of their baptismal priesthood, offer prayers to God for the salvation of all. It is fitting that such a prayer be included … so that petitions will be offered for the holy Church, for civil authorities, for those weighed down by various needs, for all men and women, and for the salvation of the whole world.”
(General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 69)
Bishop Richard has just issued revised guidelines for the Prayer of the Faithful to assist those who prepare and read the Prayer of the Faithful, and to help foster liturgical formation and promote good practice.
Further information is available on the Liturgy Office site.