prayer book


Definition of prayer book

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

Examples of prayer book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rabbi Lewis Kamrass looks up from his prayer book and turns to the 250 empty chairs in his synagogue. Keith Bierygolick, The Enquirer, 13 Aug. 2021 Artifacts include a prayer book with charred fragments of a Torah scroll and wood saved from the Torah Ark at a Berlin synagogue by 14-year-old Marianne Salinger. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 But in February of this year, Francis removed the church’s prayer book from Sarah’s hands, accepting his resignation despite frequently allowing cardinals to serve after the retirement age of 75., 16 July 2021 As Christie’s announced last week, the queen’s personal prayer book will be sold at auction in late July. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 June 2020 Sister Aletheia is currently working on a new prayer book for the Advent season, leading up to Christmas. New York Times, 14 May 2021 The restoration of an Aramaic prayer book that was restored by a team of 5 women after ISIS desecrated the Catholic church in Iraq where it was once held. Valentina Di Donato, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 But she was soon replaced -- both as his wife and in her own prayer book, where her image and coat of arms were painted over and replaced with those of her successor. Maev Kennedy, CNN, 19 May 2021 Officers found a prayer book that had been shredded on the ground at the synagogue and an open shed that contained bicycles. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 2 May 2021

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First Known Use of prayer book

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prayer book was circa 1529

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24 Aug 2021

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“Prayer book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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