Commendatory prayer


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Commendatory prayer (Book of Common Prayer) a prayer read over the dying.
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In literature:

The bishops knelt down and read the commendatory prayer.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
He lay so quiet now that they thought he was going, and Michael knelt down by the bed and offered up the commendatory prayer.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He turned back to the bed, and kneeling, read the commendatory prayer.
"Missy" by Miriam Coles Harris