After each intention there is a pause while the faithful pray. The minister says:Lord, in your mercy.
All reply:Hear our prayer.
The Priest concludes the Prayer with a collect. When the Liturgy of the Word has been completed, the people sit.
That must be the United Kingdom supplement, as the US edition of the Roman Missal has only this rubric:
Then follows the Universal Prayer, that is, the Prayer of the Faithful or Bidding Prayers.
Even Appendix V, which gives many samples of these, provides no rubrics whatsoever.
What do you make of “After each intention there is a pause while the faithful pray.“? This pause could be implemented easily enough with most any form I’ve encountered at a Mass in North America.
Sit in the purple chair, and render liturgist’s judgment. Would you implement this, if you could? How long would you train your deacon or lector to be silent?