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Bidding prayer

the formal petitionary prayer, said especially in the Anglican Church immediately before the sermon.
an intercessory prayer for persons living and dead, said in English churches up to about the middle of the 16th century.
Historical Examples

Lord Milner’s Work in South Africa W. Basil Worsfold
Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England Edward L. Cutts
Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England Edward L. Cutts


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