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prayer meeting

[prair] /prɛər/
a meeting chiefly for prayer.
(in certain Protestant churches) a meeting in midweek, chiefly for individual prayer and the offering of testimonies of faith.
Also called prayer service.
Origin of prayer meeting
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He allowed us to have church one time a month with de white folks and we had prayer meeting every Sunday.

  • My aunt is gone to the prayer meeting at Pastor Tappau's, and Manasseh is away.'

    Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Chaplain of Ned Vaughan's regiment was leading a prayer meeting in the moonlight.

    The Southerner Thomas Dixon
  • Tillie, afraid of her rebellious spirit, went to prayer meeting.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • At night she walked to prayer meeting in the schoolhouse a mile away.

  • Zoeth never missed a Sunday service or a Friday night prayer meeting.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for prayer meeting

prayer meeting

(mainly Protestantism) a religious meeting at which the participants offer up prayers to God
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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