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prayer meeting

[prair]
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noun
  1. a meeting chiefly for prayer.
  2. (in certain Protestant churches) a meeting in midweek, chiefly for individual prayer and the offering of testimonies of faith.
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Origin of prayer meeting

First recorded in 1810–20
Also called prayer service.
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Examples from the Web for prayer meeting

Historical Examples

  • Kitty, don't you want to go to prayer-meeting up at the church?

    Tip Lewis and His Lamp

    Pansy

  • This was Thursday evening, but he didn't mean to go to prayer-meeting.

  • And he seldom missed the prayer-meeting, or other gatherings of the Church.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles

  • The committee reported its findings at the weekly prayer-meeting, August 28th.

    Hidden Treasures

    Harry A. Lewis

  • His wife had gone to attend a prayer-meeting, but the church was only in the next street.

    Novel Notes

    Jerome K. Jerome


British Dictionary definitions for prayer meeting

prayer meeting

noun
  1. mainly Protestantism a religious meeting at which the participants offer up prayers to God
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