prayer-meeting love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A meeting for prayer; especially, a service devoted to prayer, sacred song, and other religious exercises, in which laymen take part.


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  • 'Our poor church, 'she said to me, one night after prayer-meeting.


  • 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.


  • 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.

    Rebuilding in the City

  • 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.

    Crude but shrewd

  • In a heartbeat, The Mars Volta goes super-fast rock into a Charles Mingus-style prayer-meeting gospel groove.

    Unwelcome Spirits Haunt 'The Bedlam in Goliath'

  • Sabbath with his grandmamma at Clapham; not Scully surely, for he always went to Bethesda Chapel, and to a select prayer-meeting afterwards.

    The Bedford-Row Conspiracy

  • In twenty minutes the party was again elevated to the decorum of a prayer-meeting.

    Main Street

  • 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.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • The old man was a rigid Methodist, and at a recent prayer-meeting had been moved to bear public witness to his salvation.

    Australia Felix

  • 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

    Wuthering Heights


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