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God is Praying for You!

More Information About Unity Prayer

Unity's Perspective on Prayer

Prayer is the very foundation of the Unity faith. Co-founders Charles & Myrtle Fillmore initially began holding prayer meetings in their home, which continued for many years. Myrtle received seemingly miraculous results from her affirmative form of prayer, which healed her of tuberculosis at a time when the prognosis was slow and certain death. Many of their followers received similar results, and the Unity movement was born.

Prayer is our connection to God and is one of Unity's Five Basic Principles.

Practical Prayer:

Affirmative prayer is empowering prayer. It begins with our recognition of the all-pervading, universal power that many call God.

In prayer, we shift our attention away from human circumstances and focus on our spiritual nature, our oneness with the Infinite.

From this state of awareness, we know there is Truth beyond our circumstances. We realize our capacity to think and act accordingly.

With that in mind, Unity shares its five-step process for affirmative prayer.

1. Relax

Let go of your worries. Relax, breath deep, knowing that God is with you, and all is well.

How to: Take deep, conscious breaths. As you relax your body and release busy thoughts, feel your heart opening.

2. Concentrate

Close your eyes. Turn your thoughts from the outer to within to a place of peace.

How to: Center your thoughts on the ever-present energy of God in your life. You might want to inhale God is, exhale I AM.

3. Meditate

Feel the serenity of God's presence soothing your mind and relaxing your body during your time of quiet meditation.

How to: In silence, experience the power of your own divinity, knowing you share all the attributes of God—love, strength, wisdom.

4. Embrace the Silence

Focus on the silence of your soul. Here, in this sacred place, God awaits you.

How to: Feel a click as everything falls into place and you know all is well, regardless of outer circumstances. It is done.

5. Give Thanks

Your mind and body are renewed and relaxed, and you are ready to return to your day. Quietly affirm: Thank you, God!

How to: Empower your life with every expression of gratitude.

One of Unity's most powerful and beloved prayers is called "The Prayer for Protection." This prayer was written by James Dillet Freeman and was inspired by another prayer he wrote in 1940 for Christmas that goes:

The light of Christ directs me
The love of Christ enfolds me
The power of Christ protects me
The presence of Christ upholds me.

Freeman expounded on this prayer during World War II and gave it the title "The Prayer for Protection." Now this prayer can be heard all over the world in Unity churches.

The Prayer for Protection

The Light of God surrounds you.

The Love of God enfolds you.

The Power of God protects you.

The Presence of God watches over you.

Wherever you are, God is, and all is well! 

With this app you can:

Send Prayer Requests

Send your prayer request directly to us and connect instantly with Silent Unity by phone. From the moment your request is received, you are enfolded in 30 days of continuous prayer. There is also an option available to receive a response back from us by email.

Discover Affirmations for your situation.

Life-affirming words help focus thoughts and clear the mind. With uPray, you can choose a positive statement to affirm your good.


Relax and reconnect with a short, guided meditation set to music. Silent Unity provides a new meditation each month.

Pray With Someone

You can use the app to connect directly with an individual that will pray with you about your situation.

uPray is now available in Spanish.

Our Partner in Prayer

Housed at Unity Village, MO, just east of Kansas City, MO, the light of Silent Unity has been burning continuously for over 100 years. Prayer is the lifeblood of the Unity faith. Prayer is communion with God, which means literally, "Come, unite with God within." That is where the Source of power resides in us, expressing AS us...ALL of us.

You can also call and speak to someone immediately 24/7 at: 1-(800) NOW-PRAY (669-7729). 

Can we pray for you?

Prayer Requests

All prayer requests received at Unity of Springfield are held in the strictest confidence, and are forwarded to our Prayer Team, using first name only, such as: "Alison requests prayer for her upcoming job interview." We also send all prayer requests we receive to Silent Unity, where they are prayed for over 30 days.

We are here for you!

If you would like someone to pray with you, we have trained Prayer Chaplains available at every church service. We have two morning services on Sunday, at 9:15 and 11:00 am. Our Prayer Chaplains are introduced during the service, and are available for private, individual, confidential prayer. Whether you have a need, or simply want to say "Thanks," you never have to feel alone with your prayer. If you would like someone to reach out to you, please provide your phone number.


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