Some types of intercessory prayers, or call and response prayers, are for the needs of the church, for the world, for those in need and for the local community. The congregation responds to each prayer intoned by the priest in chorus with a set phrase, such as "Hear our prayer."
Intercessory prayers are usually part of a stylized church service, most commonly said by Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists and Episcopalians. These Prayers of the Faithful, also known as bidding prayers or universal prayers, are usually a series of short prayers about current world events or topics of concern to the community, which may also take into account the kind of church service and the time of the church year. They also commonly support people in positions of authority by prayer, both within the church and in the world.