Bidding Prayer

Bidding Prayer
   The 55th canon of the English Church in 1603 enjoined a Bidding Prayer in the form of an Exhortation to be used before all sermons, each petition or exhortation beginning, "Let us pray for," or "Ye shall pray for," to which the people responded. The term "Bidding" is from the old Saxon word "Bede," meaning prayer. The Litany and, also, the Prayer for the Church Militant in the Communion Office bear some resemblance to the Bidding Prayer, especially in the enumeration of the objects prayed for. The Bidding Prayer is now very rarely used, although attempts have been made to revive its use, especially in purely preaching services.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Bidding-prayer — A Bidding prayer (0. Eng. biddan , to pray , cf. Ger. beten ) is the formula of prayer or exhortation to prayer said during worship in churches of the Anglican Communion. It occurs during the liturgy of the word, prior to the sermon. Such… …   Wikipedia

  • bidding-prayer — biddˈing prayer noun 1. Orig the praying, or saying, of a prayer, then by confusion with ↑bid1taken to mean enjoining or inviting of prayer 2. A petitionary prayer said just before the sermon 3. A prayer of intercession for the living and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bidding prayer — 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. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • BIDDING PRAYER —    an exhortation to prayer in some special reference, followed by the Lord s Prayer, in which the congregation joins …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • bidding prayer — noun 1. : a prayer said in English churches down to the Reformation for those living and dead whose names were on the list of persons to be prayed for 2. : a prayer taking the form of a series of petitions for specified objects or classes of… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bidding — n. 1 the offers at an auction. 2 Cards the act of making a bid or bids. 3 a command, request, or invitation. Phrases and idioms: bidding prayer one inviting the congregation to join in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prayer — • The raising of the heart and mind to God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. prayer     Prayer     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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