The 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!
“Beloved, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24
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 and meditation are key spiritual practices in Unity and in our ministry at Unity of Columbia.
Simply put, prayer is talking to God, while meditation is listening. When we pray, we align our words with Truth. When we meditate, we get quiet and listen to Spirit’s wisdom and peace found deep within us. Prayer does not change God; it changes us by raising our consciousness.
Affirmative Prayer is based on faith, uplifted consciousness and gratitude. We affirm, in the present tense, the Absolute Spiritual Truth. If you request prayers for health, for example, we will behold and claim your wholeness right now. We will also give thanks in advance, as Jesus taught, for what is already done in Spirit.
Meditation is generally a practice of sitting still and turning our attention inward in the quiet presence of Spirit. Sitting in silence is simple and powerful. This practice fosters inner peace and allows us to gain insight and guidance through communion with Spirit.
Prayer and meditation can also be practiced by walking, among other expressions. Unity Center offers an ancient way to “walk” your prayers — on our labyrinth.
Labyrinths have been used all around the world dating back as early as 2500 BCE. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth pathway is clearly marked and there is only one way to go. The path leads one to the center and back out. Learn more
Need prayer support?
If you are experiencing circumstances in your life, or in the life of a loved one, that requires prayer support, please complete a confidential online prayer request now or fill out a prayer request any Sunday during our service, and we will add you to our prayer list.
All requests are treated with reverence and confidentiality. After your prayer is received, our prayer team will hold you in prayer for 30 days, after which time your request will be sent to Silent Unity for another 30 days of prayer.
You also may call the church office at 573-447-0414 to request prayer.
Want someone to pray with you right now?
You also can reach Silent Unity, our movement’s worldwide prayer ministry, any time of the night or day by calling 1-800-669-7729. Every request to Silent Unity also is kept confidential and receives loving, compassionate attention.
Or you can complete a confidential online prayer request to Silent Unity right now; just go here.
*The Prayer for Protection was written by the late James Dillet Freeman, poet laureate of the Unity movement and director of Silent Unity, Unity’s worldwide prayer ministry.