common prayer

  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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British Dictionary definitions for common prayer

common prayer

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

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