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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.
Two synagogues in Shiraz were attacked by vandals who damaged Torah scrolls, prayer books and ritual objects.
Boxes full of prayer books lie abandoned in the derelict building, as well as a display still declaring service times at the once thriving synagogue.
Part of the project involved researching and cataloguing the artefacts, paintings, furniture, stonework, prayer books, vestments, and documents held by the abbey - around 2,000 items.
In past years, Jewish chaplains have used a variety of different prayer books to lead services, but there has been no uniform text, which meant servicemen and women had to constantly adapt to new worship services as they moved between bases.
It does not explain, for example, why over half of Kaplan's prayer books were devoted to supplementary readings, the majority of which do not serve as a counter voice to prayers that Kaplan found theologically troubling.
Although it is not a facsimile edition, the reproduction of the three different prayer books is immaculate, and the introductory commentary is original and thought provoking.
Baptismal bowls, needlework, prayer books, tables, and mourning garb creatively reveal the nature of colonial Anglican piety.
So they juggled pots and vases, Plates and prayer books too, Flung wreaths about, and shouted out: "Look what we can do!" But the mourners couldn't see the ghosts, Neither could they hear, They just saw objects flying round, And backed away in fear.
The rules on the Temple Mount are unique for Jews: No singing, no prayer books and certainly not a Torah scroll, but Muslim can play soccer outside their holy mosques while Arab workers remove dirt containing archeological proof of the destroyed Jewish Temples.
But when the new prayer books were approved, as is legally necessary, by Parliament, Church lawyers forgot to change the 1949 Marriage Act so that it included the new wording of the banns.