bidding prayer

noun

1
: a prayer said in English churches down to the Reformation for those living and dead whose names were on the list of persons to be prayed for
2
: a prayer taking the form of a series of petitions for specified objects or classes of persons said especially in Anglican churches before the sermon

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“Bidding prayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bidding%20prayer. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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