Cave Hill, Belfast (1874)

The noon prayer meeting has been well sustained this week. The crowd of people has not been so great as during the Stay of Mr Moody and Mr Sankey, but the attendance is good, and the interest seems as deep as ever. The subjects taken up were those which have been suggested by Mr Moody, and published in "The Christian." Among the requests for prayer was one presented by a Christian lady on behalf of a poor girl who was in deep distress about salvation. She could take no comfort from the promises and her agony was so great that it was feared Her reason might give way. Again and again, at two successive meetings, prayer was offered up on her behalf, and yesterday the following request was handed in: "Thank God that our prayers have been heard for the young woman who was in such deep distress yesterday and the day before. Light has dawned upon her

In the evening, the central evangelistic service is in St. Enoch's, as before, and the attendance is large. Short and varied addresses are given, and immediately on the conclusion of the service the inquiry meeting in Ekenhead Church begins. It is a most interesting feature of the work that this inquiry meeting continues almost as large as ever. The same may be said of the boy's and young men's meetings, which are both in a most flourishing state. There is not a night in which some young men do not find light and peace at this meeting. A large number of special services are being held night by night in the town mission stations and in the various suburbs of Belfast; while in many towns, such as Armagh, Newry, Carrickfergus, and
any of them. Newtonards, special services have been begun, and are attended by large and earnest audiences. These things promise well for the future.

There is a little schoolhouse on the side of the Cave Hill here, near the limestone quarries. A wonderful series of meetings has been going on there for the past few weeks. The elders of one of our town congregations have taken charge of it, and with the aid of the missionary of the district have conducted the meetings themselves. It is not a place where much earnestness would be expected, and yet the earnestness is great. On one night this week the schoolroom was filled with 150 people. When the service was over and all were asked to leave except the anxious, no one stirred. Again they sang and prayed, and tried by all means to sift the audience and send all away except those who were in real and deep anxiety and they were found to number at least forty. The next evening there were about fifty inquirers. One of the gentlemen sat down beside a poor woman. She seemed to be in great fear and doubt. She did not know whether she was saved or not, but
mong those who took part when pressed to tell the state of her heart, she summed up her spiritual history in this touching sentence: "Well, I don't know whether I am saved or not, but I just told Christ two nights ago that I would trust Him."

One of the finest meetings which has yet been held was on last night. It was our second meeting of young converts. Close on 2,000 of them attended, and the Christian workers were admitted to the upper gallery.

"Times of Blessing," Oct 29th, 1874.

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