bidding prayer: Meaning and Definition of

bid'ding prayer"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the formal petitionary prayer, said esp. in the Anglican Church immediately before the sermon.
  2. an intercessory prayer for persons living and dead, said in English churches up to about the middle of the 16th century.
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