evening prayer


often capitalized E&P
: the daily evening office of the Anglican liturgy

Examples of evening prayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Li took part in an evening prayer service at a chapel on Monday and exchanged gifts with Chow, according to Sunday Examiner, a publication operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong. Reuters, NBC News, 14 Nov. 2023 People gather for evening prayer at a rally at Brooklyn Borough Hall as Yemeni bodega and grocery-stores shut down to protest US President Donald Trump's Executive Order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Yemen, on February 2, 2017 in New York. Adam Kuper, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2021 During the Sunday evening prayer vigil, family and community members remembered Gallion as a devoted father who had planned to spend the weekend with his 4-year-old daughter. USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 Men knelt for evening prayer on straw mats in a barren field. Sima Diab, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2023 Many congregants will then recite Ma'ariv, or the first evening prayer after Yom Kippur, before heading off to their break-fast meals. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 28 Aug. 2023 After evening prayers, Diallo planned to go to bed early. Caitlin L. Chandler, Harper's Magazine, 8 Nov. 2022 Dozens of people were seriously injured at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday as violence erupted ahead of a special evening prayer held during the holy month of Ramadan, Palestinian health officials and Israeli police said Saturday. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 8 May 2021 On February 20, 2015, as the residents of Sanaa prepared for evening prayers, Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi put on a woman’s niqab and slipped out the back door of his official residence, where a car was waiting for him. Asher Orkaby, Foreign Affairs, 16 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evening prayer was in 1539

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“Evening prayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evening%20prayer. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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