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Age hoc

“Attend to this.” In sacrifice the Roman crier perpetually repeated these words to arouse attention. In the Common Prayer Book the attention of the congregation is frequently aroused by the exhortation, “Let us pray,” though nearly the whole service is that of prayer.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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