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the Church--The Prayer-meeting is the Normal School of the Church for the training of young men for public usefulness—The Prayer-meeting is the rallying-point where the power of faith in the Church concentrates, and takes hold on the arm that moves the world--The Prayer-meeting largely compensates for the lack of a regular gospel ministry.....
PRINCIPLES AND RULES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PRAYER
Rules for the ordinary Prayer-meeting in every congregation—In
large City congregations-General attendance-In the order of con. ducting the exercises--In regard to conference particularly-Meetings, Weekly--Monthly-Of the Eldership-Eldership Supervision -Young Men's Prayer meetings-Female Prayer-meetings-Prayer-meetings and Home Mission operations-Duty of Presbyteries, Home Missionaries, and Mission Stations-Summary Statement...
PART II.-HISTORY OF THE PRAYER-MEETING.
THE PATRIARCHAL PRAYER-MEETINGSUMMARY VIEW FROM
ADAM TO MOSES.
The gate of the Garden of Eden, at the Cherubim, the First divinely
appointed PLACE of worship-After the food religion declinedIdolatry prevalent till Abraham--Abraham knew both Altar and grove worship-Family and Household worship distinct under patriarchal forms....
SUMMARY SKETCH, FROM MOSES TO CHRIST.
Little direct Historic evidence from Joshua to Jeroboam-More than
compensatory moral evidence in the Psalmody of the Church comspiled during this period - Importance of this kind of evidence Habits of a devotional people-Emergencies furnish tests—The Captives and their return--Institution of the Synagogue............. 120
FROM THE PERIOD OF GENERAL DECLINE, TOWARDS THE CLOSE
OF THE LAST CENTURY, TILL NEAR THE MIDDLE OF THE
Causes of Decline-Reign of Infidelity-Making common cause with
civil and religious liberty-Evangelical Christians alarmed and
awakened-Counter influences, though silent and hidden--Church
Unions and Divisions - Age of the Organization of Benevolent
Associations—Bible, Missionary, Tract Societies Inscrutible Pro-
PRAYER-MEETINGS IN THE ARMY, HOSPITALS, AND NAVY.
Agencies employed Bible Society-Tract Society-Christian Com-
mission-Letters from Soldiers in the Camp-From a Chaplain-
Prayer-meetings in Hospitals-- Testimony to the Prayer-meeting-
Prayer-meetings among Seamen-Benevolence of the Age in the
Marine Hospital, the Port Society, the Sailors' Home, the Mariners'
Church--Sailors' Narratives—Ship Niagara--Chaplain's Letters-
Religious interest of Commodore McKean, and his example in be-
half of the Prayer-meeting—Lessons - The old war ship North
Carolina-A Place for Prayer-meetings—The Ohio and her Prayer-
meetings—U. S. Ship St. Louis--A Sailor's Letter to Dr. Stewart-
Reflections upon the important lessons of this Chapter............. 204
CONCERTED PRAYER, AND PRAYER-MEETINGS AMONG THE
Prayer meeting interest awakened in India-Origin of the Week
REVIVALS AND PRAYER-MEETINGS IN SCOTLAND, WALES, ENG- .
LAND, FRANCE, AND GERMANY.
The Scottish Guardian-Prayer-meetings in Glasgow-Fishing Vil-
lages of the North-Reports to the Free Church General Assembly
-Humphrey Jones and David Morgan-England and Wales-
Origin of the Prayer-meeting Revivals in Wales-Prayer-meeting
characteristics of the Welsh churches-Prayer-meetings in France
and Germany-Dr. Frederick Monod-In Paris........................ 266