(In church use) a prayer in the form of an invitation by a minister or leader to the congregation to pray about something.
- By contrast, his bidding prayers and notices are warm and detailed, displaying a close knowledge of the people we are praying for, and dwelling specially and affectionately over the memory of the dead for whom the Mass is being offered.
- They both read lessons while the bidding prayers were led by the Roman Catholic Bishop and the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire.
- The readings and bidding prayers included participants from each of the drama groups.
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