corner graphic   Hi,    
ver. 2.0.19.10.13
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Dictionaries

Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Bidding Prayer

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

It was part of the office of the deacons in the primitive church to be monitors and directors of the people in their public devotions in the church. To this end they made use of certain known forms of words, to give notice when each part of the service began. Agreeable to this ancient practice is the form "Let us pray, " repeated before several of the prayers in the English liturgy. Bishop Burnet, in his History of the Reformation, vol. 2: p. 20, has preserved the form as it was in use before the reformation, which was this:

After the preacher had named and opened his text, he called on the people to go to their prayers, telling them what they were to pray for: Ye shall pray, says he, for the king, the pope, &c. After which, all the people said their beads in a general silence, and the minister kneeled down likewise, and said his: they were to say a paternoster, ave maria, &c. and then the sermon proceeded.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Bidding Prayer'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/cbd/b/bidding-prayer.html. 1802.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, October 13th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
ADVERTISEMENT
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Biddelians
Next Entry
Bigotry
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology