prayer meeting



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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for prayer meeting

Historical Examples of 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

British Dictionary definitions for prayer meeting

prayer meeting


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