Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A meeting for prayer; especially, a service devoted to prayer, sacred song, and other religious exercises, in which laymen take part.
“Our poor church, 'she said to me, one night after prayer-meeting.”
“The spiritual "Stand by Me" opens as a minimalist meditation, with the vocalist's falsetto set against t he shimmer of Greg Leisz's pedal-steel guitar — but then the piano begins to rollick and a chorus swoops in with prayer-meeting fervor.”
“Normally calm and laid-back, Uncle Gib became rather nervous on prayer-meeting evenings and got through at least ten cigarettes in the preceding two or three hours.”
“Not one of them could stop the Prime Minister from parading around as if he were addressing a Socialist rally or a Salvation Army prayer-meeting.”
“In a heartbeat, The Mars Volta goes super-fast rock into a Charles Mingus-style prayer-meeting gospel groove.”
“Sabbath with his grandmamma at Clapham; not Scully surely, for he always went to Bethesda Chapel, and to a select prayer-meeting afterwards.”
“Briar Chapel, a large, new, raw Wesleyan place of worship, rose but a hundred yards distant; and as there was even now a prayer-meeting being held within its walls, the illumination of its windows cast a bright reflection on the road, while a hymn of a most extraordinary description, such as a very Quaker might feel himself moved by the Spirit to dance to, roused cheerily all the echoes of the vicinage.”
“In twenty minutes the party was again elevated to the decorum of a prayer-meeting.”
“The old man was a rigid Methodist, and at a recent prayer-meeting had been moved to bear public witness to his salvation.”
“Zillah (that is their housekeeper) made us a clean room and a good fire, and told us that, as Joseph was out at a prayer-meeting and”
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