This Abridged Pocket Edition of the Book of Common Prayer (2019) has been created in response to the frequently expressed need for a prayerbook that can be fit conveniently into a pocket. Whether for Christians in daily travel or for the clergy encountering unanticipated pastoral emergencies, this edition includes the texts of the Offices and Holy Eucharist, the Rites of Healing (including prayers at time of death), the Psalter, the Collects and Occasional Prayers, and the Calendars and Lectionaries, all of which seek to order godly living.
The Abridged Pocket Edition does not replace the Book of Common Prayer (2019). It is simply offered as a tool to make the most frequently employed sections of the standard prayerbook available in pocket size.
The texts of the rites, psalms, prayers, and calendars in this Abridged Pocket Edition are in exactly the form found in the Book of Common Prayer (2019). To facilitate reference between the books, page numbers throughout the Abridged Pocket Edition are those of the Book of Common Prayer (2019). Consequently, page numbers in the Abridged Pocket Edition, while always in ascending order, will be discontinuous wherever sections of the standard book have not been included.
The Book itself is constructed with the same durable design as the standard pew edition of the Book of Common Prayer. Only the page size and page count are different, making it a smaller book (4.5″ x 6.25″). It also comes with four handy ribbons, for marking pages.