the formal petitionary prayer, said especially in the Anglican Church immediately before the sermon.
an intercessory prayer for persons living and dead, said in English churches up to about the middle of the 16th century.
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Origin of bidding prayer
First recorded in 1745–55
Words nearby bidding prayer
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