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Prayer Chaplains

Prayer Chaplains

Our Vision

The Prayer Chaplain’s vision is to see and hold the true Divine Nature of each person in
our commUnity and in the world. In doing so we uplift those prayed with to see the
Divine Truth of who they are.

Prayer  Chaplains serve our CommUNITY in affirmative prayer. Prayer Chaplains support people on their spiritual journey by creating and holding sacred space with others. They listen and hold what is heard in the strictest confidence. Prayer Chaplains pray with others and they are available to pray with you! 

Prayer Chaplains are available every Sunday at our 11:00 am service. You'll notice them sitting quietly in a meditation throughout our service. Feel free to approach them after the service, they will gladly pray about any concerns or celebrations you have. You may also complete a Prayer Intention Card or fill out the form by hitting the button below.

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Over 130 years of prayer! The staff a Silent Unity are available for your every day of the year!

Call:  816-969-2000 (6am-midnight)
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Mail request to: Unity Prayer Minister

                             1901 NW Blue Parkway

                             Unity Village, MO 64065

Silent Unity

The 5 Step Unity Prayer Process
Embrace the Silence
Give Thanks
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Meet your current prayer chaplains

From left to right: Jim Jagger, Jeannetta Davis, Robin Tefft, Karen Cozean, Donna Burkholder, Marsha Hendrix



I have a corner in my guest bedroom that is my sacred space for prayer and meditation. Having this special space helps me to more easily move into a prayerful mindset.

Hanging on my wall is a small banner that I bought when we had the Unity store here. It says:

I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you which is of love, light, peace and joy.
When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, We Are One.

I read this everyday but something made me stop and really pay attention to this Namaste prayer. It’s really powerful...”When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me... We are One.”

What does Namaste really does it mean?


At its core, Namaste recognizes the presence of the divine within each of us. It’s a profound acknowledgment of the inner light or the soul that resides in all living beings. When you greet someone with Namaste, you are essentially saying, “I honor the divine essence within you.” This act of recognition fosters a sense of interconnectedness and unity.

The act of bringing one’s hands together at the heart center and bowing the head slightly during Namaste is not just a physical gesture; it’s a spiritual one. It signifies the unification of the physical and spiritual self, aligning the mind, body, and soul.

Namaste encourages us to be present in the moment. When you greet someone with Namaste, it’s a moment of connection and mindfulness. You are fully engaged in the act of greeting, leaving behind distractions and stress. This practice can be a doorway to greater mindfulness and being present in daily life. We recognize this truth for each other and everyone everywhere. With this awareness we allow ourselves to feel the connection with each other, our community, our city, the world.


Donna Burkholder

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