prayer meeting

noun

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

Examples of prayer meeting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Gordon went to that spot on the South Side, anyway, for a recent prayer meeting. Janice Neumann, chicagotribune.com, "Victims, police gather weekly at sites of crimes for comfort, prayer and to stand against violence," 10 Sep. 2020 According to the page, a community prayer meeting for Linda will be held at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, behind the Smucker homestead in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, "Authorities, volunteers search for missing Amish woman who failed to return home after attending church service on Sunday in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania," 23 June 2020 This demonstration was more like a prayer meeting than a political rally, despite the presence of many local political figures. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Medina extends peaceful Black Lives Matter protests into weekend," 7 June 2020 Malaysian health officials are scrambling to track down the thousands of men who were at the prayer meeting to test and quarantine them. Saeed Shah, WSJ, "Coronavirus Is Spreading at Religious Gatherings, Ricocheting Across Nations," 18 Mar. 2020 Local churches called for mass prayer meetings in the days leading up to Wednesday’s planned legislative discussion of the extradition bill. Alice Su, latimes.com, "A new kind of Hong Kong activism emerges as protesters mobilize without any leaders," 14 June 2019 And for the same reason some family members forgave white supremacist Dylann Roof for shooting up a prayer meeting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people. Dahleen Glanton, Twin Cities, "Dahleen Glanton: A black man forgave the white cop who killed his brother. And some African Americans don’t like it," 10 Oct. 2019 On June 17, 2015, a white supremacist attended a prayer meeting at the 201-year-old church, known as Mother Emanuel, spending about an hour with parishioners before opening fire and killing nine of them. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "The Charleston church targeted by a white supremacist is the subject of a state investigation," 5 Nov. 2019 Neuheisel, the Buffaloes’ 33-year-old quarterbacks coach, is in the CU football offices, waiting for coach Bill McCartney’s Thursday morning prayer meeting to wrap up. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "How CU Buffs’ Miracle at Michigan almost never happened," 22 Sep. 2019

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1721, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2020

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“Prayer meeting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prayer%20meeting. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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