prayer book


Definition of prayer book

: a book containing prayers and often other forms and directions for worship

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During the most recent excavation, according to Geggel, the team unearthed the front section of the bima, and a cellar that held a prayer book. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Hebrew Inscription Emerges From Ruins of the Great Synagogue of Vilna," 24 July 2019 Rabbi Myers said the two men were dedicated members at the Tree of Life synagogue and would welcome people who arrived and hand them prayer books. Kris Maher, WSJ, "Pittsburgh Mourners Remember Family Doctor, Two ‘Gentle Giants’," 30 Oct. 2018 HarperCollins has requested that Bibles, testaments, prayer books and other religious s be removed from the list of products facing tariffs. Matt Egan, CNN, "The Bible could be a victim in Trump's trade war," 9 July 2019 As in McIntire’s case, books also had power over them, and religious ones especially — hence the placing of a Bible or prayer book under a child’s pillow. Longreads, "Fairy Scapegoats: A History of the Persecution of Changeling Children," 9 June 2018 The last stop for the morning is the traditional handmade paper factory, famous for its production of deh-sho, traditionally used by monasteries for their prayer books and manuscripts. Antonia Neubauer, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Asia," 5 Oct. 2016 That prayer book influenced many other English-language Church services, so those phrases pop up all over the place. Lily Rothman, Time, "Meghan Markle Didn't Promise to 'Obey' Prince Harry in Her Vows. Her Decision Is Actually Part of a Long Tradition," 19 May 2018 Yet consider the current political woes of those who still sing from this prayer book. Ian Bremmer, Time, "The 'Strongmen Era' Is Here. Here’s What It Means for You," 3 May 2018 Seder participants read from the Haggadah, a special prayer book that reflects on the story of Moses, Egypt's Pharaoh, and the Jewish people's escape from bondage. Greg Garrison,, "What is Passover? Here are some facts about the biblical holiday," 30 Mar. 2018

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circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of prayer book

: a book that contains prayers and other writings used in church services

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