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prayer meeting

[prair] /prɛər/
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.
Also called prayer service.
Origin of prayer meeting
1810-1820
1810-20
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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.

  • Tillie, afraid of her rebellious spirit, went to prayer meeting.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The Chaplain of Ned Vaughan's regiment was leading a prayer meeting in the moonlight.

    The Southerner Thomas Dixon
  • Zoeth never missed a Sunday service or a Friday night prayer meeting.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • At night she walked to prayer meeting in the schoolhouse a mile away.

  • She did not wish to go to the prayer meeting at the chapel, but she felt that she must.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for prayer meeting

prayer meeting

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