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.
She gave a quick look round the room and understood now why it had seemed too dainty for a man, why her Testament and Prayer Book were on the table by the bed, and what those rose-buds meant on the blue cushion.
He found him kneeling before a PRIEDIEU with his head leaning on an open prayer book.
The old lady tenderly bade him good-night shortly afterwards, and left him in charge of a fat old woman who had just come: bringing with her, in a little bundle, a small Prayer Book and a large nightcap.
No use prying there; avast, I say with your handspikes, and run one of ye for a prayer book and a pen-knife, and cut the big chains.
Vandenhuten received her, and seated her beside himself; we drove all together to the Protestant chapel, went through a certain service in the Common Prayer Book, and she and I came out married.
Snuff, spoilt Prayer Books, and the insides of musical boxes--what--"
St Peter's Church Hall, Woolton, will sell its weather vane and a hymnal and prayer book in a Beatles auction which will take place on Saturday at performing arts school LIPA.
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.