How To Write the Prayer of the Faithful
booklet is an invaluable writing tool for those charged with the task of
composing the Prayer of the Faithful (intercessions or 'bidding' prayers) for
Prayer of the Faithful or Universal Prayer concludes the Liturgy of the Word.
Flowing from the Word of God, the entire assembly intercedes not only for the
local community, but for the whole Church and the whole world. Writing the
Prayer of the Faithful is an important responsibility. It takes great care and
skill to craft simple and beautiful texts that will inspire the faithful.
An invaluable resource for priests, deacons, liturgy preparation groups, music
directors and parish secretaries. It provides basic and necessary background
with practical examples parish staffs will need to compose their own
This booklet includes:
- An overview of the Prayer of
- Writing tips for constructing
the introduction, petitions, closing prayer, and assembly’s response
- Help with grammar
- Variations with sentence
structure and prayer formats
- Appropriate ways for
incorporating events from the news
- Examples and criteria for
praying with the liturgical seasons, Scripture, and the saints
- Sample prayer texts
- Ideas for incorporating
specific needs through the year
- Questions for discussion and
- Answers to frequently asked
saddle stitched/ 6"x 9"/ 64 pages.
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