prayer meeting

[ prair ]

  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.

Origin of prayer meeting

First recorded in 1810–20
  • Also called prayer service.

Words Nearby prayer meeting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prayer meeting in a sentence

  • Only about twenty-five, who assembled on the southern side of the chapel, joined the prayer meeting.

  • Two services are held in the chapel on Sundays, and on a Wednesday evening there is a prayer meeting.

  • They had no chaplain; but they established a prayer-meeting, holding it beside a stump, in a retired place.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • And a weekly prayer-meeting was held at his house on Monday evenings, as it had formerly been held in old Max's back parlour.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • Suddenly a hymn was started by a voice which every one knew, though they seldom heard it in prayer-meeting.

    All He Knew | John Habberton

British Dictionary definitions for prayer meeting

prayer meeting

/ (prɛə) /

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

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