A special intention prayer is a prayer for a specific matter or goal for which clergy and parishioners attend Mass or pray. These prayers can cover a wide range of local, national, and worldwide topics, as well as church-related matters.
During a Catholic Mass, a church leader says a specific intention prayer, and the parish responds by saying, “Lord, hear our request.” After reading a few intentions, the representative invites parishioners to pray in silence for their own purposes.
There are three styles of prayer in Catholic catechism: vocal, meditative, and contemplative. All three of these styles of prayer might be called special intentions. The reader and the parishioners are both actively participating in the act of prayer. Special intention prayers are meditative in that they allow parishioners to concentrate on and reflect on problems of great concern to the church community. Members of the parish can also focus on their own prayers while meditating on particular intentions.
Finally, contemplative prayer is done in a group and is centred on hearing God. Prayer is used in Catholic religion to draw closer to God and to participate actively in one’s spiritual community. Through contemplative prayer, special intentions enable parishioners connect not only to one another but also to the world around them.