Q: It’s been a while since I taught about Prayers of the Faithful. What is the sequence? First For the church… Then ? Etc. etc.
A: Here’s what GIRM 70 says:
The series of intentions is usually to be:
- for the needs of the Church
- for public authorities and the salvation of the whole world
- for those burdened by any kind of difficulty
- for the local community
Nevertheless, in any particular celebration, such as a Confirmation, a Marriage, or at a Funeral, the series of intentions may be concerned more closely with the particular occasion. The suggested intentions in the ritual books for those last-mentioned celebrations do seem to go off in an entirely different direction from 1, 2, 3 and 4.