It's actually a religious or cultural question but still I don't know what it is so I decided to post it here. I searched it online including on Wikipedia but I couldn't find a straight answer to it probably because I'm not really familiar with Christianity. In Family Guy, the grandpa as the answer to the question, "where's grandma?" says, "she's on her prayer mission in Las Vegas."

Is it something all people can do? And what do they do exactly on this mission?


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Typically, a "mission" in the Christian faith is a trip one takes to help others and/or spread the gospel. An example would be a group of Christians from a church going to Haiti to help build or repair a school or orphanage.

The quote from Family Guy was making a joke about Grandma going to Las Vegas on a mission, not to help someone else, but to gamble. She's specifically on a "prayer mission" to pray she wins.

  • +1 Thank you... so prayer before mission was just used humorously and prayer mission doesn't really exist but missions really exist in Christianity. Right?
    – Yuri
    Aug 28, 2016 at 17:14
  • Yes, that would be correct. Aug 28, 2016 at 17:38
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    @Yuri Not correct! Prayer mission is a genuine term for a genuine phenomenon. Among adherents of many denominations of Christianity, a prayer mission is a specific event. It can mean travelling in a group to pray together in support of a person or event. See this link or this one. Aug 28, 2016 at 19:18
  • @Yuri Follow the links I provided. In a prayer mission, a group or individual goes somewhere and prays to some deity about something. Aug 29, 2016 at 18:06
  • @P. E. Dant I did and that was interesting thumbs-up
    – Yuri
    Aug 30, 2016 at 0:59

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