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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How to use common prayer in a sentence
God Talk James Wood, The New Yorker The Book of common prayer at 350.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for October 20, 2012 | David Sessions | October 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
So to church, where we had common prayer, and a dull sermon by one Mr. Case, who yet I heard sing very well.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
This part of the new Book of common prayer has a special interest and significance.Breaking with the Past | Francis Aidan Gasquet
The name "common prayer," which was given to the new Liturgy, marked its real import.History of the English People | John Richard Green
Her system of conformity received a heavy blow from the decision of the Papacy that attendance at the common prayer was unlawful.History of the English People | John Richard Green
The common-prayer, an organ, a musical instrument in a church, was "not of God."Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3) | Theodore Parker
British Dictionary definitions for common prayer
the liturgy of public services of the Church of England, esp Morning and Evening Prayer
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