prayer book


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prayer book

 (prâr)
n.
1. A book containing religious prayers.
2. Prayer Book The Book of Common Prayer.

prayer book

(prɛə)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) ecclesiast a book containing the prayers used at church services or recommended for private devotions
2. (Anglicanism) Church of England (often capitals) another name for Book of Common Prayer

prayer′ book`

(prɛər)
n.
1. a book containing formal prayers for religious devotions.
2. (usu. caps.) Book of Common Prayer.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prayer book - a book containing prayersprayer book - a book containing prayers    
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
breviary - (Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders
missal - (Roman Catholic Church) a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year
Psalter, Book of Psalms - a collection of Psalms for liturgical use
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She did not venture to ask any questions, and shut the door again, now sitting down in her easy chair, now taking her prayer book, now kneeling before the icon stand.
And although Coverdale was not so great a scholar as Tyndale, his language was fine and stately, with a musical ring about the words, and to this day we still keep his version of the Psalms in the Prayer Book.
A PRAYER book that saved a young Tommy's life and was lost in battlefield mud has been donated to charity.
Fortunately, the bayonet entered his silver cigarette box and then went half way through a prayer book that he carried in the same pocket.
A JEWEL-ENCRUSTED prayer book which once belonged to a French king is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can match the PS8 million price tag.
Earlier this year, the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative movement put out a new prayer book, or siddur.
Flowing from Thomas Cranmer's talented pen during the upheavals of the English Reformation, the prayer book promised to give English Christianity both order and vitality.
The book does not present readers merely with data about the origins and development of the BCP, but rather places its entire story within a human framework among the people--monarchs and prelates, ordinary people, and their parish priests--whose lives shaped the context in which the prayer book developed.
Having three prayers a day; one for morning, noon and night, this prayer book covers subjects millions of Christians around the world constantly pray for everyday, such as prayers for strength, God's protection, prosperity, God's guidance, and healing.
4 ( ANI ): Scholars have called a rare Hebrew text that dates back to the 9th century, the earliest known Jewish prayer book that predates the world's oldest Torah scroll.
Rilke's Book of Hours--even the title is borrowed from a devotional prayer book used in the Middle Ages.
At least one was holding a siddur, a Jewish prayer book.