house of prayer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n house of prayer any building where congregations gather for prayer
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • House of prayer a place of worship
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Quotations

  • Lord Denning
    Lord Denning
    “The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hús; Goth. hus, Ger. haus.

Usage

In literature:

It is now a rare thing to see a convert approaching; but then the stream will be continuous, and the houses of prayer open night and day.
"The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Sermons Preached at the Opening Services of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in 1866" by Knowles King
His mother had felt the power of the Spirit weeks ago, and special prayer-meetings had been held at her house for her son.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
But it would seem that on this occasion a secular building was fitted up as a temporary house of prayer.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
On the evening of Wednesday, March 9th, 1898, Mr. Mueller took part in the usual meeting for prayer held in the Orphan-House No.
"Answers to Prayer" by George Müller
In that house of sin, made into a house of prayer, I first met Rev.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
In October we meet them again in London, in the House of Prayer, offering up thanks for their safe return from Scotland.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
The House was called to order by one of the members of the capital county, and prayer was offered.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
His duties at the House of Lords consist of a fortnight or three weeks in each year, for the purpose of reading prayers.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
The House expressed alarm and promptly declared June 1, the day the Acts were to go into effect, a day of fasting and prayer.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
Silently he comes and goes between his home and this house of prayer.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
Before they went to bed, Mr. Wesley asked the mistress of the house if they might have family prayer.
"The Story of John Wesley" by Marianne Kirlew
Or does the air here in this house of prayer seem to you easier to breathe than the lovely air of heaven outside?
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
House-of-study, used for prayers, too.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
Michael left the house early next day that he might make sure of seeing Alan for a moment before Prayers.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
At Seville they stopped in the house of a Christian merchant for eight days, which time they spent in prayer.
"Brother Francis" by Eileen Douglas
Muttering a confused medley of curses, prayers, and threats, she glided from the house.
"Four Phases of Love" by Paul Heyse
To relieve her of its presence the Methodists resolved to hold a prayer-meeting in the haunted house.
"British Goblins" by Wirt Sikes
Yak-hair curtains and prayer-flags drooped from the windows of houses.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
Brum had already told her it was the Pope's house of prayer.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
And like their predecessors in the devouring of widows' houses for a pretence, they make long prayers.
"The Galaxy" by Various
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In poetry:

This night at least is thine, go thou
And seek the house of prayer,
There shalt thou hear the word of God
And he will help thee there!
"The Sailor, Who Had Served In The Slave Trade." by Robert Southey
Blest Sabbath bells! blest Sabbath bells!
My heart with solemn rapture swells;
I come! I come! how blessed there,
How joyful in the house of prayer
The anthem swells!
"Bells" by Janet Hamilton
Be careful that thou art not drawn away,
By foolishness, to break the Sabbath-day;
Be constant at the pious house of prayer,
That thou mayst learn the christian duties there.
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British
'Peace to this house,' he heard the brief confessing
The great 'I do': made for the Seven his prayer:
And leaning o'er this child of pain with Blessing
The Lord of Peace was there.
"A Sick-Bed Confirmation " by Samuel John Stone
And these, into his house of prayer,
I've seen him take; and, as he spreads
His own before his Maker there,
These women's prayers he hears or reads;—
For, while he wears the diadem,
He is instead of God to them.
"A Word From A Petitioner" by John Pierpont
Woe in the cottage, and woe in the hall;--
Woe in the hearts of the great and the small;--
Woe in the streets,--in the houses of prayer;
Woe had its dwelling place everywhere.
Suffering and sorrow on every hand,--
Woe-woe-woe throughout Sunderland.
"Angels Of Sunderland. In Memoriam, June 16th, 1893." by John Hartley

In news:

Watch scenes outside the White House on Ash Wednesday as the Catholic peace movement Pax Christi USA met for prayers of repentance for war.
He was the jack-of-all-trades in a Hasidic house of prayer, a shtibl.
House of Prayer assistant Pastor Max Ervin approached the mayor who presented it to the City Council about having a prayer to open all meetings.
In the House, members of Congress debated an amendment to the Constitution that would have allowed prayer in school.
Bulgarian pastor to minister at My Father's House of Prayer .
United House of Prayer Parade.
On June 16, 2012 Joseph Scott Pauley and Cynthia Rashell Priestly were met in holy matrimony at The Estep House of Prayer in Ridgeview,WV.
A funeral service will be held 11 am Monday from the House of Prayer.
Holding up a national house of prayer.
Leading and joining his fellow members of Congress in prayer, House Speaker John Boehner taps into the best of our shared civil religious tradition.
Funeral service, conducted by Elder Ernest White and Elder Nathaniel King, were held Saturday, November 24, 2012, at New House of Prayer Church of God in Christ of Kingstree.
Shoring up a national house of prayer.
Atlanta Police have launched a new investigation into the infamous House of Prayer.
He attended House of Prayer and he loved to fish.
In her early 50s, this woman was also a first, a trailblazer who found her path to the national house of prayer in a time of trouble.
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