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

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At high noon throughout the world, hundreds of others — people probably much like those gathered in San Antonio — were part of a virtual 24-hour global prayer meeting. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio joined Compassionate and Sister Cities in prayer and in tears," 13 Aug. 2019 Some people were still singing when their next prayer meeting began at 7:30 a.m. People took up the song again during Wednesday’s protests as pastors stood between rows of police and youth protesters, hoping to defuse tension. Alice Su, latimes.com, "A new kind of Hong Kong activism emerges as protesters mobilize without any leaders," 14 June 2019 This was far from the prayer meetings of our life in Waterloo, an example of how healing from trauma tends to threaten a kind of estrangement from one’s roots that makes even the most resilient souls reluctant to overcome themselves. Harmonyholiday, Longreads, "Mama Looks for Melanin," 6 June 2019 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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