According to the rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer (1979), there is a great deal of flexibility with respect to the Prayers of the People. The single set form in Rite I and the six Forms in Rite II are available, but celebrants and liturgy planners are not limited to them. The only requirement is that the categories enumerated on page 359 are covered.
The links below are to alternative forms of the Prayers of the People that are keyed to the seasons and the lectionary readings of the liturgical year. They are adapted by Bishop Daniel from forms developed by Ormonde Plater, a deacon of the Diocese of Louisiana. In each instance, the Celebrant offers and introductory bidding, and the Deacon or other person appointed leads the prayers. In most circumstances, it would be appropriate for there to be some period of silence after each petition, before the leader continues with “Lord, hear us.” The celebrant reads the concluding collect.
In place of “Lord, hear us … Lord, graciously hear us” (adapted from Church of England materials), the more familiar language from Form IV may be used, if desired (“Lord, in your mercy … Hear our prayer”).
There is no form given for the First Sunday of Advent and the First Sunday in Lent, since it is customary to begin the service with the Great Litany on those occasions, and omit the Prayers of the People.
As long as all rubrics are observed, any of these forms may be adapted by, or in consultation with, the Celebrant.