Evening Prayer


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Evening Prayer (Anglican Church) a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
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  • Charles Baudelaire
    “The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”


In literature:

I passed the night in prayer to our Heavenly Father, asking that He would open to me even the smallest chance for escape.
"Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself" by Henry Bibb
The Esquimaux not only gave us a most hearty welcome, but attended our morning and evening prayers with great silence and apparent devotion.
"Journal of a Voyage from Okkak, on the Coast of Labrador, to Ungava Bay, Westward of Cape Chudleigh" by Benjamin Kohlmeister and George Kmoch
In the chapel at prayers that evening all around her the nurses sat and rested, their tired hands folded in their laps.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Meanwhile, king Vriddhakshatra, the father of thy son-in-law, endued with great energy, was, O sire, engaged in his evening prayers.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
He was even now kneeling upon a prayer-mat reciting a four-bow prayer.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
I am sure we went to prayer meeting in the evening with very thankful hearts.
"American Missionary, Volume 44, No. 1, January, 1890" by Various
The prayer and the remarks of the chaplain were very solemn and impressive, and even the roughest of the students were moved by them.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
He felt the hand of God even in this, and placed himself, with a short but fervent prayer, under his fatherly protection.
"The Poor Scholar" by William Carleton
He even made allusion to it in the weekly prayer-meeting, which, by the by, rather scandalized some of the unmarried ladies present.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. VI, June, 1862" by Various
The prayer-meetings held on Thursday evenings are well attended.
"American Missionary, Volume 50, No. 8, August, 1896" by Various
Perhaps even the prayers of mangled flowers may be heard by the merciful Creator.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
A prayer toward evening.
"Jacob Behmen an appreciation" by Alexander Whyte
She even charmed them by the manner; for the commons returned her "prayers and thanks," and accompanied them with a subsidy.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
No time even for a whispered prayer!
"From Aldershot to Pretoria" by W. E. Sellers
It's time for evening prayers.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
For an indefinite period the sinner would be a subject of intercession at evening prayers.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
In the summer evenings one may see a family grouped about them in prayer.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
Even a short prayer made audibly, exhausted him to such a degree that he was obliged to discontinue the practice.
"Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons" by Arabella W. Stuart
One thing she was very scrupulous about; it was their evening prayer.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
She was expecting her beau to take her to evening prayer-meeting.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

In poetry:

Lord, Your pardon grant to all
That in truth, implore You;
Our Father, let our evening prayer
Now find grace before You.
"Hymn for Atonement Day" by Yehudah ha-Levi
I stand around her sacred mound,
And think she knows I'm there;
I kneel upon the sacred ground
And lisp her evening prayer.
"At My Mother's Grave" by Frank Barbour Coffin
That Monk was never seen again,
Till forty years were pass'd, or more;
'Twas in the aisle of Einsidlin
As even-prayer was o'er;
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
My God, is any hour so sweet
From blush of morn to evening star,
As that which calls me to Thy feet—
The hour of prayer?
"My God, is any hour so sweet" by Charlotte Elliott
Yet, helpless dead,
Vainly my yearning nature dares
Such unpremeditated prayers;
All vain it were for them:
as even for me theirs.
"The Dead" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
If I were there and you in paradise,
I could not even make my prayer to Allah
That in his justice he should give me back
My paradise.
"Paradise" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

I wrote yesterday about Warren's nods to Judaism and Islam in his invocation, even as he closed with an overtly Christian prayer.
At a Houston area mosque , members showed up for evening prayers and found a slaughtered pig at the entrance - an insult to the Islamic faith.
James Cathedral in Seattle is holding a prayer service at 6:30 Friday evening for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.
More than 400 people turned out for a prayer observance Sunday evening at Normal Community High School in the wake of the hostage taking incident in a Friday morning health class.
If you have 15 seconds or a minute or even longer, could you say a prayer for Fr Chris Turner.
Our Father's House in Albert Lea invites the public to an evening of healing prayer for anyone who needs physical healing.
Light of Love Mission Church congregants gathered Monday evening in Pasadena for a prayer service for those injured in the crash of a church bus.
A community gathered for prayer on Thursday evening, following the suicide of a local student last week.
Newton High School hosted the prayer service on campus Thursday evening.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard led worshipers for the first time since scandal forced his exile from his New Life Church congregation as about 110 people showed up for a prayer meeting in his home Thursday evening.
Whether it's exercise, a phone call to a loved one or even a prayer, most bands start off a show in each city with a behind the scenes routine or ritual .
Texas Gov Rick Perry started his campaign with a prayer rally in Houston last August designed to give him a boost with religious evangelicals even before his official announcement.
The Episcopal cathedral formally installs the new sculpture Thursday with a ceremony of evening prayer songs.
The kind where you begin to wonder if your prayers are even making a difference.
Do you realize that even directing a thought toward God qualifies as silent prayer.