- a meeting chiefly for prayer.
- (in certain Protestant churches) a meeting in midweek, chiefly for individual prayer and the offering of testimonies of faith.
Origin of prayer meeting
First recorded in 1810–20
Also called prayer service.
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Examples from the Web for prayer meeting
Kitty, don't you want to go to prayer-meeting up at the church?
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
- mainly Protestantism a religious meeting at which the participants offer up prayers to God
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