Affirmative Prayer is the cornerstone of Unity teaching. We do not believe that we need to plead with God for what we need or want. Instead we state that all our needs are already met. By praying, we align ourselves with God and our good. (Learn more about Unity co-founder Myrtle Fillmore and prayer and about Affirmative Prayer.)
There are many reasons that people request others to pray with or for them. Sometimes they feel scattered or stuck. Sometimes they are too involved in the day to day managing of a situation, feel overwhelmed or are too attached to a specific outcome. Sometimes they just would like the support of another voice and heart.
Because prayer is so important, Unity Church in Milwaukee has many opportunities for people to pray or request prayers:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, people can call Silent Unity for prayer. 800-669-7729 (800-NOW-PRAY).
Silent Unity Prayer Circle
Each Thursday at 11 a.m. a Prayer Circle gathers in the chapel at the same time at Silent Unity prays. All are welcome.
Our prayer chaplains lead prayer over our prayer box each Sunday in the library at 9:15 a.m. Anyone is welcome to come pray with them. They are also available on Sundays after the service to pray with others; upon request. Our chaplains can be easily identified as they wear this purple stole.
In the Chapel is a prayer box where people can put their prayer requests. Each Sunday, we pray over the box. Each request is held for at least a month. People can use the forms beside the box or their own paper. People can be as specific or vague as they feel comfortable; God knows the intent. We see God’s presence–Love, Peace, Harmony, Health, Guidance, and Abundance–in all those being prayed for, ourselves, and the world.
Prayer During the Church Service
Each Sunday, we say prayers, including the Prayer of Protection. Many Sundays, the minister will ask whether those attending have any prayer requests.