prayer meeting


Definition of prayer meeting

: a usually informal gathering for worship and prayer especially : a Protestant worship service usually held on a week night

called also prayer service

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Inscribed on the arches outside the city of Philippi was a prohibition against bringing unrecognized religion into the city, therefore, this prayer meeting was held outside the city, beside the river. Debra Draper, Houston Chronicle, "Draper: Who was Lydia of Philippi?," 26 Jan. 2018 The pastor and eight members of the congregation were murdered immediately following a prayer meeting which the killer had attended with them. Time, "MLK’s Example Holds the Answers to Both Racism and Political Violence," 18 Oct. 2017 The Pope will participate in a prayer meeting for national reconciliation Friday in Villavicencio with some 6,000 victims of violence, former fighters and militia. Delia Gallagher, CNN, "Pope to begin peace-building visit to Colombia," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of prayer meeting

1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prayer meeting was in 1721

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