Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion
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, as well as by the Continuing Anglican, "Anglican realignment
Anglican realignment
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" and other Anglican churches. The original book, published in 1549 , in the reign of Edward VI
Edward VI of England
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, was a product of the English Reformation
English Reformation
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 following the break with Rome
Roman Catholic Church
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. Prayer books, unlike books of prayers, contain the words of structured (or liturgical) services of worship. The work of 1549 was the first prayer book to include the complete forms of service for daily and Sunday worship in English.

Give peace in our time, O Lord.

Morning Prayer, Versicles

Grant that the old Adam in the Child may be so buried, that the new man may be raised up in him.

Public Baptism of Infants, Blessing on the Child

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,

Collect for the 25th Sunday after Trinity

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night.

Evening Prayer, A Collect for Aid against Perils, p. 31

Dost thou, therefore, in the name of this Child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?

Holy Baptism, To the Godfathers and Godmothers, p. 276

In the midst of life we are in death.

Burial of the Dead, p. 332

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection unto eternal life.

Burial of the Dead, p. 332

He is risen. The Lord is risen indeed.

Morning Prayer, p. 5

We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep.

A General Confession, p. 6

We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

A General Confession, p. 6