PRAYER REQUESTS (Below are some prayers that may help you now)
If you or a loved one would like prayer, please use the form below to submit your request. We hold all requests in strict confidence. If you would like for someone to contact you, please include information about how we can reach you.
Please use the field under “Please type in your request” to tell us a brief description of your prayer request, with a focus on the ultimate end result you are seeking. Unity teaches the power of affirmative prayer - affirming that which you desire before you see it in the physical for that is what Faith is all about - believing before we see any physical evidence.
FOR IMMEDIATE / "IN-PERSON" PRAYER
You may also click on the Unity picture to the upper right and you will be connected to Unity's "Silent Unity" 24/7 prayer email center to email your prayer request to Silent Unity. They will respond with a written prayer via email. Or you can call them DIRECTLY any day or time and a "LIVE" person will pray with you right then and there. Your prayer request will be kept for continual prayer for the next 30 days.
No prayer request is too small for you to call about. And you can call in as many times as you'd like. Prayer helps to calm a worried/troubled mind. Remember, it is a peaceful mind that solutions come to, not those in upset or in emotional turmoil! The phone number to call for prayer support is listed directly below the picture. Try it!... Prayer works! Someone is waiting for your call...
THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temtpationBut deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
DIVINE ORDER PRAYER
Infinite Wisdom guides you,
Divine Love strengthens,
Uplifts and sustains you,
and ALL your affairs
are brought into Perfect Order.
from a letter of Myrtle Fillmore
(co-founder of Unity (1931)
May all beings be happy, content and fulfilled.
May all beings be healed and whole.
May all have whatever they want and need.
May all be protected from harm and free from fear.
May all beings enjoy inner peace and ease.
May all be awakened, liberated and free.
May there be peace in this world.
And throughout the entire universe.
Buddhist / Metta Prayer
PRAYER FOR PROTECTION
By James Dillet Freeman
The light of God surrounds us;
The love of God enfolds us;
The power of God protects us;
The presence of God watches over us;
Wherever we are, God is!
The "Prayer for Protection" is known the world over, and Unity is often asked how it came into existence. James Dillet Freeman explained once in his Unity Magazine column, Life Is a Wonder:
Let me tell you how I wrote Unity's "Prayer for Protection."
When World War II was raging in Europe, we received many letters and phone calls from people caught in the conflict, but for a long time we did not have a prayer for protection that we were all satisfied with. This is how one came.
Silent Unity has always written a special Christmas Prayer Service just for Silent Unity workers. And in 1940 I was asked to prepare this service. We had never before needed a prayer for protection, but in 1940 we needed one, so I wrote one to go with the Christmas service. What I wrote was a little four-line verse:
The light of Christ directs me;
The love of Christ enfolds me;
The power of Christ protects me;
The presence of Christ upholds me.
I had hardly finished this Christmas service before Silent Unity came to me again and asked me to write a protection pamphlet that we could send to people, so I did. It was called "His Protecting Spirit."
They told me they wanted affirmative prayers for protection on the back page. Among these was the verse from the 23rd
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me." (Ps. 23:4 KJV).
One of the young women who worked in Silent Unity was reading my manuscript as I wrote it, and as she finished it, she came up to me and said: "Jim, if I were a woman in England and they were dropping bombs on my roof, or if I were a soldier and someone was pointing a loaded gun at me, I wouldn't want to feel like I was walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Can't you do better than that?"
I thought, You want me to do better than the 23rd Psalm? You have to be out of your mind! But rolling around in the back of my mind was the little verse I had written as a prayer for protection at Christmas. I had written it just for Silent Unity, but now it came rolling up to the front of my mind and demanded that I pay attention to it. It enticed me to see what I could make of it.
First I took the rhymes from it. I felt it would be more universally received if it was not a rhyme. Then I changed Christ to God. It had been Christ because it was a Christmas prayer, but I felt if we were going to send it around the world, God might be more acceptable to more people. So the little prayer became:
The light of God surrounds me,
The love of God enfolds me,
The power of God protects me,
The presence of God watches over me.
That is the way we first printed it. Then a line came to me that I felt would make the prayer even more powerful. The line was:
Wherever I am, God is.
I added it as the fifth line. The "Prayer for Protection" first appeared as a four-lined prayer in 1941, but when we reprinted it in 1943, it appeared in the form it has had ever since.
The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is!
The "Prayer for Protection" came through change after change, not at all like "I Am There," when I felt that God spoke those words to me. But what is the word of God? It is possible that no prayer Unity has ever printed has reached so many people as the "Prayer for Protection," for not only has Unity printed it over and over, but almost every Unity church uses it to conclude its services. Like "I Am There," it was carried to the moon. On the very first flight to the moon, on Apollo 11, astronaut Col. James Aldrin carried Unity's "Prayer for Protection" with him. He did not know me or Unity.
It has appeared in hundreds of different publications that have no connection with Unity, and millions of people have carried it around on cards that fit into their pocketbooks, pockets, and billfolds. It has been translated into many languages. Sometimes it appears with me as the author. Often no author is given. Sometimes other people are named as the author. It has been changed and changed again before it reached the form that it now has that best meets people's needs. This prayer is the product of much thought and concentration and of a mind that was willing to stay open to receive divine inspiration.
I think Unity's "Prayer for Protection" is as much God's word as "I Am There" is. Sometimes God speaks to us when we don't even know it is God. I think God has many ways of speaking to us and not only in words that we hear with our ears. I think God speaks to our hearts and minds, and sometimes God's message has nothing to do with words. God is love and intelligence and life. More than anything we say God is, or even imagine God is, God is the one universal Presence and Power and is seeking to express Truth and beauty and good through all of us and for all of us.
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