Thousands will join Silent Unity––an international 24/7 prayer ministry open to people of all faiths––and Unity churches around the world on Thursday, September 12 for the 20th annual Unity World Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is: “Living Well: Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit.” The prayer or affirmation is: “My positive thoughts, words, and actions create a healthy life––mind, body, and spirit.”
“World Day of Prayer is an opportunity to make a positive difference by fostering healing and wholeness through prayer. As citizens of the planet, we are tasked to heed Ghandi’s call to ‘be the change you want to see int he world.’ What better way to start than by establishing healthy and and life-affirming practices in our own lives,” said Rev. Joanne Burns, Minister, Unity of Fresno.
Silent Unity will begin their 24-hour prayer vigil the evening of Wednesday, September 11 and continue through Thursday, September 12. Locally, Unity of Fresno will start their prayer vigil at 7:00 a.m. the morning of September 12. The church will set-up four different stations in recognition of the many aspects of prayer: a Burning Bowl station, a Communion station, a Votive station and an Interfaith station. Plus, the sanctuary will be available for those who wish to meditate and pray.
Unity of Fresno’s prayer vigil will culminate at 7:00 p.m. that evening in an Interfaith concert held in the sanctuary. Unity of Fresno Music Director Jim Coventry will direct the concert featuring local musicians from Fresno and the surrounding area. All are welcome to attend. Unity of Fresno is located at 315 W. Shields Ave. in Fresno.
Details about Unity World Day of Prayer events at Unity Village in Missouri and other communities are online at www.worlddayofprayer.org. Information is available in Spanish at www.diadeoracionmundial.org. World Day of Prayer is also on Facebook (search for Unity World Day of Prayer).