What is Prayer?

The Power of Prayer

Prayer is our connection with God. Unity is a ministry founded on the power of prayer. It was through prayer that our co-founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, received significant and seemingly miraculous healings. Prayer always has been central to the Unity movement and to Unity of Chattanooga's ministry.
 
When most people think of prayer, they think of asking God for something. Not so in Unity. Unity uses “affirmative prayer.” Rather than begging or beseeching God, this method involves connecting with the spirit of God within and asserting positive beliefs about the desired outcome. 
 
Affirmative prayer is the same method of prayer Jesus taught when he said, “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). For example, in a traditional prayer one might say: “Please God, help me find a job.” By contrast, an affirmative prayer might be: “I am now guided to my right and perfect employment.” Affirmative prayer reflects the certainty that we are each being led to our highest good, despite any temporary appearances.
 
By using an affirmative prayer approach, we can visualize and plan for the future with faith that the power of God is continually blessing our lives with unlimited possibilities. Affirmative prayer leads to an awakening of our spiritual selves. In faith, we pray giving thanks in advance that the Universe is meeting our every need.
 

Unity's Prayer for Protection 

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 and all is well.
 

Aramaic Lord's Prayer

English Translation of Aramaic Lord’s Prayer:
O Birther! Father-Mother of the Cosmos, creator of all.
Focus your light within us–make it useful.
 
Create your reign of unity now–through our hearts and hands.
Your one desire then acts with ours, as in all light, so in all forms
With Gratitude we receive what we need each day in bread and insight for the expanding life.
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us, as we release the cords with which we bind others.
 
Let us remember you always and notice our forgetfulness
From you comes all ruling will, the power and life to do, the song that beautifies and renews all.
May this be the source from which all my actions flow. Amen.