common prayer

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

Origin of common prayer

First recorded in 1520–30
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common prayer

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