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common prayer

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noun

prayer for reciting by a group of worshipers, especially the liturgy for public worship prescribed by the Church of England.
(initial capital letters) Book of Common Prayer.

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Origin of common prayer

First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for common prayer

  • It was the first of the Rogation days, which an Anglican may see, in his book of common-prayer, noted as days of abstinence.

    Four Years in France|Henry Digby Beste
  • The common-prayer, an organ, a musical instrument in a church, was "not of God."

British Dictionary definitions for common prayer

common prayer


noun

the liturgy of public services of the Church of England, esp Morning and Evening Prayer
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