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Prayer Movement within Unity

The Prayer Movement within Unity

It all began with Prayer

You may be surprised to learn that the Unity movement, and this very webpage you are reading, may never have happened if it wasn’t for the power of prayer in 1886. 

That is the year that Myrtle Fillmore life changed. That year, she attended lectures given  by Dr. Weeks in an effort to find relief from chronic pain stemming from an ongoing battle with Tuberculosis.

Through these lectures, Mrs. Fillmore realized her connection with the Divine and how prayer plays  a key role in healing one’s body and mind. Within two years after attending these lectures, Mrs. Fillmore no longer suffered from Tuberculosis.  

With her clean bill of heath, she quickly shared what she had learned with others. Overtime, Mrs. Fillmore’s belief in the power of prayer led to a Prayer movement referred today as Silent Unity 

(learn more about Silent Unity).


Mrs. Fillmore’s take on Prayer

Excerpt from Letter written in 1936..Prayer, as Jesus Christ understood and used it, is communion with God; the communion of the child with his Father; the splendid confidential talks of the son with the Father. This communion is an attitude of mind and heart that lifts the individual into a wonderful sense of oneness with God, who is Spirit, the source of every good and perfect thing, and the substance that supplies all the child’s needs—whether they are spiritual needs, social needs, mental needs, physical needs, or needs of a financial nature. Positive declaration of the truth of one’s unity with God sets up a new current of thought power, which delivers one from the old beliefs and their depression. And when the soul is lifted up and becomes positive, the body and the affairs are readily healed.”

The most important thing about prayer is not about the words we use; it is not about the language. What matters in prayer is who we become. It’s all about the consciousness from which we pray. And, ultimately, it’s about the character that is expressed. As Jesus said to the Pharisees, your language is irrelevant.

 “Through prayer we give ourselves to Spirit and we are then like the clay that the Father can then work with” (Rosemergy).


Read the full letter 



Popular Unity Prayers Still Used Today


Prayer of Protection


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.


The Prayer for Protection is one of two Freeman poems carried to the moon by Apollo astronauts. In 1969, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin carried a copy with him on the first manned moon landing. In 1971, a microfilm copy of Freeman’s poem, I Am There, was left on the moon by Apollo XV astronaut James B. Irwin.



The light of God surrounds you.

The love of God enfolds you.

The power of God protects you.

The presence of God watches over you.

Wherever you are,

God is.

And all is well.

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Learn more about The Prayer for Protection.

The Prayer of Faith


The Prayer of Faith was written by the late Hannah More Kohaus. 


The Prayer of Faith first appeared in the August 1898 issue of Wee Wisdom (a Unity Magazine published for children) and again in 1914.

In 1941, the poem was included in the Unity hymnal. It poem remains popular to this day


God is my help in every need;

God does my every hunger feed;

God walks beside me, guides my way

Through every moment of the day.

I now am wise, I now am true,

Patient, kind and loving too.

All things I am, can do, and be,

Through Christ, the Truth that is in me.

God is my health, I can’t be sick;

God is my strength, unfailing, quick;

God is my all; I know no fear,

Since God and love and Truth are here.

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Unity on the Temple’s Peace Prayer


On this day, we dedicate ourselves to peace on earth

We accept ourselves without harsh judgement

And express appreciation for our individuality

We live without fear to meet the events of this day with confidence

We honor our earthly environment and recognize our oneness with all creation

In harmony with ourselves, our lives, other people, and all of Nature

We live this day with a peaceful mind, a peaceful heart, and a peaceful spirit

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By Reverend Duke Tufty