In the Universal Prayer (or Prayer of the Faithful),
the people respond in some sense to the Word of God which they have received in faith and, exercising the office of their baptismal Priesthood, offer prayers to God for the salvation of all. It is desirable that there usually be such a form of prayer in Masses celebrated with the people, so that petitions may be offered for holy Church, for those who govern with authority over us, for those weighed down by various needs, for all humanity, and for the salvation of the whole world.
The series of intentions is usually to be:
Nevertheless, in any particular celebration, [there are times in which] the series of intentions may be concerned more closely with the particular occasion:
It is for the Priest Celebrant to regulate this prayer from the chair.He himself begins it with a brief introduction, by which he calls upon the faithful to pray, and likewise he concludes it with an oration.The intentions announced should be
They are announced from
The people, for their part, stand and give expression to their prayer either by an invocation said in common after each intention or by praying in silence.
From General Instruction of the Roman Missal, paragraphs 69-71