In the ancient Jewish community, prayers were observed three times each day: morning, or 9:00; afternoon, or 3:00; and evening, or sunset. This verse refers to the 3:00 gathering. Setting times for prayer each day establishes an important pattern and nourishes the soul just as regular meals feed the body.
Since World War II the evangelical movement has steadily gained prominence within denominations and among believers with the establishment of educational institutions like Fuller Theological Seminary and Wheaton College, publications like Christianity Today, and organizations like the National Association of Evangelicals.
Charles E. Fuller (1887-1968) was a well-known radio pioneer and educator.