prayer book

noun

Definition of prayer book 

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

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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, AL.com, "What is Passover? Here are some facts about the biblical holiday," 30 Mar. 2018 Students focus on learning the Hebrew of the prayer book. Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora-area community event calendar," 29 Mar. 2018 Before anyone was awake, your mom was crying into her prayer book. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "The State," 14 Mar. 2018 In half-empty pews, grandmothers in quilted jackets traced their fingers across the creased pages of their Chinese prayer books. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, "A Catholic bishop and his rural Chinese parish worry about a deal between Beijing and the Vatican," 11 Mar. 2018

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circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

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prayer book

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prayer book

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

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