World Day of Prayer Online September 9-10, 2020 – NOW ONGOING!
Unity’s World Day of Prayer is traditionally held at Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village, Missouri where Silent Unity is located. The are often local observations at Unity Centers in the field. In the time of COVID 19, World Day of Prayer will be observed entirely online this year via Unity World Headquarters. We encourage you to tune in!
Presenters and musicians will broadcast from their homes. All World Day of Prayer events will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Please share events on social media using the hashtag #WDOP20. You can learn more at https://www.unity.org/wdop
To get ready for World Day of Prayer, you can light a virtual candle online, or submit a list of people you would like held in prayer. You may want to check out the schedule of online events and explore some questions for reflection.
Our Unity of San Antonio Prayer Chaplains know the value of prayer and wish to support you in participating in this 24-hour prayer vigil from your home. Take some time to pray with us September 9 -10, 2020 when convenient for you. Our Prayer Chaplains have composed prayers to prepare our hearts at Unity of San Antonio for World Day of Prayer, and they will be read aloud by Chaplain Birdie Shawker at our Sunday services online on Facebook Live every week up until the event. We will also share them here, look to this space weekly for updates!
World Day of Prayer Video Medication with by Diane Pope
Sunday, Aug. 2 2020 Prayer by Prayer Chaplain Jim Jagger:
As we prepare for prayer, we close our eyes, breathe in deeply, hold it for a moment and then breathe out and relax.
As we breathe easily, naturally and comfortably, we move our attention from our head to our heart and relax even more.
As we rest in our heart space, we begin to become more aware of the love energy that is the essence of our true being. We let that awareness grow stronger as we drift into a deeply relaxed state, calling forth the Divine Powers of Love and Wisdom.
We affirm that our earthly experiences are a transient state. We use the Light of Wisdom to see beyond outward appearances, to illuminate the Truth, and to see God’s Truth through our use of discernment, judgement, and intuition.
We can come to see that outward appearances are an opportunity to have experiences of all types. We affirm that these experiences are part of our process of growing in knowledge, an opportunity for us to choose faith over fear, and to be an expression of Divine love.
We rest comfortably in that knowledge as we let the vibrational frequency of Love fill us with the joy, the peace, and the passion that is the true essence of our being. We let the Light of Love’s magnetism draw us closer to truth, that we find harmony in diversity, and know that we are united in our desire for the best outcome to our earthly and spiritual life. We feel our awareness of the Light of Love grow ever stronger as we let ourselves rest in the stillness of our oneness with the All That Is, with Infinite Intelligence, with God.
As we hold that awareness, we come to know a calmness and an assurance that, regardless of outward appearances, we are One, in Love, with All That Is. And so it is. Amen.
Sunday, Aug. 9 2020 Prayer by Prayer Chaplain Bobbie Langdon:
Amid a human experience, all of the physical attributes of fear appear; the knot in the stomach, headache, worry and the slide down the rabbit hole. Through time and experience, I can identify this immediately. Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what we have experienced over and over again. In this unknown, I change my perspective. I choose Faith, the God within. I trust. In this choice I know that I am One with the One. I know that I am loved, and I am love. I know that every outcome is for Good, for God.
Faith is the Strength I rely on. I claim the Power of Faith when I am faced with the unknown, knowing that Spirit is always running in and through me. In Faith, I am never alone.
“Now Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 Prayer by Prayer Chaplain Maggie Meigs:
“On the other side of fear is freedom. When I find myself in fear, I become aware of the Divine Presence of faith within me
Breathing into the fear, I face it with faith-filled Divine Energy, relaxing into the power of Unlimited Possibilities for Good.
With this prayer of faith, I move from the house of fear into the house of Divine Love.
I now shift my whole-hearted consciousness to the forefront, and make the powerful choice of living in faith.
Faith that all will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things are already well.
I say “Yes” in Divine Faith, and let go into the freedom of Infinite Joy and well-being. And so it is. Amen”
Sunday Aug. 23 2020 Prayer by Prayer Chaplain Marsha Hendricks
As my day begins with micro purposefulness, the presence of wonder in the amazing moment to moment breath of being unfolds. Miracles in my backyard, incredible living colors and plant presents of fruits and vegetables, fill my heart with awe and gratitude. As the calming peace of that awareness overshadows any fear, I feel the presence of divine love. We are experiencing a worldwide paradigm shift which can be terrifying and morally crushing. I choose to see this time through a God Filter, and to be privileged to be a part of this this unprecedented process. I know in my deepest sense of knowing that these wondrous changes await; unity, equality, and love for each other and the planet. I affirm the path from fear to faith is present in each of us.
Please wear your God Filter…and your face-mask.
In peace and love, and so it is!
Sunday Aug. 30, 2020 with Prayer Chaplain Karen Cozean
Wonderful bright lights, please take a few deep breaths and focus your attention on your heart center, where Divine Love resides and the regulation of all your emotions are controlled here.
We are grateful to be in touch with the many feelings we experience each day within this center, knowing it is a part of our human condition. We chose to be kind to ourselves, when our thoughts do not serve our best interests. With gratitude, we focus our attention within our heart center on Divine forgiveness, inspiration, hope, trust and healing, claiming this as our reality.
We project this out into the world to help it heal. We release fear so that we can think clearly and creatively, knowing the Universe loves us and wants the very best for each living being on this planet. And so it is. Amen.
Sunday September 6, 2020 with Prayer Chaplain Kathy Authement
This prayer was inspired by the line by Thomas S. Monson “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails.”
And so, we pray:
As we settle into the calmness of the Divine Spirit within.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sales.
We Acknowledge that God is the wisdom that guides us onward.
We seek love, mercy, and compassion at times of struggle.
At sea, as in life, it is easy to lose sight of our goal when all that we see is the far-off flat horizon line.
With faith we release any doubt as we allow the natural flow of Divine order to chart our course.
We trust in our strength as we glide around the fierce obstacles set before us.
We call upon the power within our core to move swiftly onward.
We hold tight to our vision of our goal as we adjust our course toward calm seas.
We trust our journey that is guided with the love within our heart.
We seek the peace of mind that enables us to beach safe harbor.
And so it is…Namaste.
World Day of Prayer, September 10, 2020 with Prayer Chaplain Elise Hubbard ©2020 E.V.Hubbard
At this time, take a few easy breaths and ease gently into your heart space . . . and become aware and one with who you really are.
You are vital, an entity of energy, pulsing and alive.
And you now recognize that all things are for your good.
All things are for your prosperity, and fulfillment
There is no reason to fear,. . .or hesitate, . . . but only to be alive in faith and trust, that the Source that brought you to this time and place, sustains you and holds you.
The Source that brought you to this time and place, carries you and lifts you,. . . to those wonderful and beautiful places, that you have always dreamed of.
There is no fear here; . . . but peace and confidence are yours.
This is who you are, this is the place where you belong.
Your life is free, and open, and sure.
There is no fear here, . . .but expansion in all ways, in all things, as you desire.
This is your true and real life.
You are trust, you are alive,. . . You are faith.