The requests in the Musaf Amida for Rosh Chodesh are stated in order after the words:חַדֵּשׁ עָלֵינוּ אֶת הַחדֶשׁ הַזֶּה
- לְטובָה וְלִבְרָכָה
- ששון וּלְשמְחָה.
- לִישׁוּעָה וּלְנֶחָמָה.
- לְפַרְנָסָה וּלְכַלְכָּלָה
- לְחַיִּים וּלְשָׁלום
- לִמְחִילַת חֵטְא וְלִסְלִיחַת עָ
This order seems illogical to me. For example I would have expected life חַיִּים to come first. I would have thought that forgiveness of sins would be a prerequisite before many of the others. According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs I would have expected an order more like this
לְחַיִּים וּלְשָׁלום (life is a prerequisite)
לְפַרְנָסָה וּלְכַלְכָּלָה (we need physical sustenance)
לִמְחִילַת חֵטְא וְלִסְלִיחַת עון (we need atonement before the spiritual blessings)
לְטובָה וְלִבְרָכָה (now we can ask for the abstract concepts)
לִישׁוּעָה וּלְנֶחָמָה (comfort should come before simcha)