Held annually on the second Thursday in September, World Day of Prayer unites Unity and draws in New Thought partner communities for a 24-hour period of prayer practice. We invite the entire Unity of Oak Park community to join others from around the world in prayer, as we dissolve our personal barriers by realizing God within us and among us is the active source of Life, Love, and Wisdom. You can participate by submitting a prayer to Silent Unity online and lighting a virtual candle. You can also join us on the Unity Facebook page to connect with people from all over the world and watch the live-streamed prayer service at 11am CST on worlddayofprayer.org. Or you can simply time time during that day to simply sit in prayer on your own time, using this guiding prayer:
Breathing in to prayer, I am in awe of the unbound spirit, the infinite presence within and around me. God is vitality in my breath, beauty in the natural world, strength in my determination, and compassion in my acts of service. I recognize God in the spaciousness of the universe as well as in my limitless dreams. Let me set my sight beyond where I have seen before, into the vast reality of divine power and presence. Let me draw upon divine power and presence in order to fulfill my great potential. In the harmony of prayer, my heart beats to the rhythm of God. The pulse of infinite life moves me, nourishes me, and empowers me to give life to my dreams. And so it is, Amen.