We continue the theme of prayer this month, as we prepare to hold Unity’s 25th World Day of Prayer on Thursday 13th September.
As we say so often in Unity, prayer is the heart of the Unity movement. The practice of getting still, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Ps. 46:10) handing over our problems, challenges or fears to God – especially when God is experienced as the one power that is greater than us, is everywhere present and we are forever part of – is a powerful act.
For it is in the surrender, as we let go of the thoughts, feelings or beliefs that are blocking our good, that we can then receive the activity or flow of God through us as love, wisdom, abundance, wholeness, peace and more.
As human beings we are taught that we have to figure things out, make things happen etc, forgetting that inspiration is the ‘voice of God’ or ‘the breath of spirit’ guiding us to our abundant good, heard when we are quite and still.
Eric Butterworth wrote in The Universe is Calling, (p9),
“And when we pray, we do not cause God to spring into action. Rather we are hearing the call of the universe and responding to it.”
In effect, the act of prayer is calling us higher into a greater expression and experience of ourselves and seeing each other in the best possible way too.
Jesus is reported to have said,
“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Mt.6:8) and “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Lk. 12:32)
God is always here, limitlessly and unconditionally. So when we pray to align with this flow of good, in the faith that every need is met, the deeper and more real our experience of God becomes and the more we connect with the good that is here for us now.
When we consciously choose to pray with others in the same way, we experience an exponential increase in the effect of prayer. This is the power of Silent Unity.
So do join us in prayer for our World Day of Prayer, Thursday 13th September: http://www.unityuk.org/world-day-of-prayer/
Commit to being in prayer and stillness with us at a time that suits you, and be part of a worldwide day of prayer that blesses us and our world.