Common Prayer


Common Prayer
   Bishop Whitehead has given the following explanation of this term: "Common Prayer is so called in distinction from private or special prayer. It comprehends those needs and expresses those religious feelings which are common to all God's children who come together to worship. So we make our common supplications, confess our common sins, and offer our common sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, of alms and devotion."
   See Worship, also Prayer Book.

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