Greetings form Texas. I just bought a new Roman Missal, Seventh Edition, copyright “1993 - 2011,” published by “Rev. James Socias for Midwest Theological Forum,” of Woodridge, IL.
In the missal, After the CREED, there is a heading “UNIVERSAL PRAYER” with an explanation “then follows the Universal Prayer, that is, the Prayer of the Faithful or Bidding Prayers.”
My problem is that the"universal prayer" is not written there. After a lot of work, I found the Universal Prayer buried near the back of the Missal in the section “Prayers After Mass (!)”, but I can’t find the “Bidding Prayers” at all, which I think are the prayers for intercession, calling for the response “Lord, her our prayer,” or they did up until the 2011 translation.
This is such a regular and important part of the Mass in my parish, and contemplates such full participation by the congregation, that I am surprised and a little frustrated that they aren’t written out right there after the creed
What am I missing?
Thanks so much,