The Book of Common Prayer served the Episcopal Church for fifty years, from The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the PDF files. The beautiful language and dignity of The Book of Common Prayer remains timeless in a world that is The Book of Common Prayer (), used throughout the Anglican Communion, is a devotional It is available in PDF format. This is an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) rendering of Daniel Berkeley. Updike's Standard Book of the U. S. Book of Common. Prayer, originally printed in.