Unity's Five-Step Prayer Process

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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 up.

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 renewd 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.