Unity and Prayer
Unity Church of Truth (1913) 106 years of service in Toronto!
“One of Myrtle Fillmore’s earliest acts of healing was that of a little boy whose eyes were completely glazed with cataracts. “It is not God’s will that any of His children should not see,” said Myrtle Fillmore with utter faith. She prayed for the restoration of the child’s perfect vision, and the prayer was answered. Many healings of defective vision, both physical and spiritual, are recorded in the files of Silent Unity…”
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Affirmation for 2019
I joyfully greet each new day in 2019
I have a mighty and healthy consciousness.
I am healthy!
I have a joyfully prosperous consciousness.
I am prosperous!
I have a powerfully calm consciousness.
I am safe!
God is my help in every need!
The Prayer of Protection James Dillet Freeman
The Light of God surrounds us
The Love of God enfolds us
The Power of God protects us
The Presence of God watches over us
Wherever we are, God is
I Am There James Dillet Freeman
Ms. Wanda Huntsman reciting from memory at 97 years of age the poem by James Dillet Freeman on November 18, 2016 https://youtu.be/ZVWNYxBcS9A
I Am There James Dillet Freeman
Do you need Me?
I am there.
You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.
You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.
I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.
I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.
I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.
Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.
Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.
When you need Me, I am there.
Even if you deny Me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, I am there.
Even in your fears, I am there.
Even in your pain, I am there.
I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.
I am in you, and you are in Me.
Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, for only in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine.”
Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.
Empty your heart of empty fears.
When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.
You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.
And I am in all.
Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I am there.
I am there because I have to be, because I am.
Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of Me does the world take form; only because of Me does the world go forward.
I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded.
I am the love that is the law’s fulfilling. I am assurance. I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law that you can live by. I am the love that you can cling to. I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am one with you. I am.
Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.
Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you never wavers, because I know you, because I love you.
Beloved, I am there.
BLESSING OF GRATITUDE:
“Divine Love, expressed through me, blesses and multiplies all that I have, all that I give, and all that I receive.`Thank you, God!`
The Prayer of Faith By: Hannah More Kohaus
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.
I am now
in the Presence of Pure Being
and immersed in the Holy Spirit
of Life, Love and Wisdom
“Spirit Led and Spirit Fed” By Deborah A Ducharme
My heart, mind, body and soul are Spirit Led.
Thy will be done.
God is my resource and I am Spirit Fed.
Thy will be done.
I am expanding in my capacity to receive and express my Divine inheritance
–humanly, as well as divinely.
Thy will be done.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
And leave us not in temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever, A-MEN
Thank you God for Your Abundant Gifts by Deborah A. Ducharme and Rev. James Sherman
God is blessing us now as we gather here today
in friendship and fellowship.
Thank you for the blessings of Your abundant gifts
Your gift of Faith keeps us balanced in times of distraction and uncertainty
Your gift of Love reminds us that we are never alone
Your gift of Will keeps us moving towards our goals with determination
Your gift of Life fills us with healthy energies
Your Spirit brings joy and song to our minds and hearts
Thank you for Your ‘bright and beautiful’ gifts
Thank you for Your abundant supply in all ways
Thank you for our friendship,fellowship and Unity spiritual family
Thank you for this food we are about to share
Thank you for those who prepared it
Thank you to those who serve it
For all of this we give thanks.
Let Us Pray, Live and Be By Deborah A.Ducharme
“My Prayer is ‘without ceasing’. And, as Charles Fillmore said “Step forth with a mighty Faith to do the things that ought to be done by you”. I truly believe that we are in a ‘partnership’ with God and I am always looking and listening for ways to do my part. My growing edge is to invite others to walk with me while doing the work that is meant to be done. I do not know where God is leading or guiding us, but, I continue to practice keeping an open heart and mind to all possibilities, so, that I can find God’s way, as He unveils His plan. For me, it’s about being in the realm of ‘I don’t know’ and in the ‘void’ and a co-Creative process. I bring forth everything in me; my knowledge to date, wisdom, understandings, commitment and my total willingness to be humanly present to the situation at hand while God in me, people, places, situations and things illumines His answer. I make myself His instrument.
I have learned not to get excited or become attached to what may appear to be the answer along the way, because God sometimes takes me down paths only to reveal something to me that has nothing to do about the path that I’ve been on, but, rather is a reward for following Him obediently and trustingly. He knows what I need and keeps me safe and I know that I am loved. I know God to have a sense of humour, and sometimes He keeps me busy with ‘projects’ because I can be impatient waiting. Haha! ‘Divine Order prevails’ is proven time and time again to me in these walks with our Holy Father. Things happen when it is His time for things to happen. Thank you God!”
*Prayer is a form of spiritual communication: our highest kind of communication.
*Prayer can include asking, releasing, waiting, affirming, accepting, picturing, listening and appreciating.
*In prayer we seek to align or harmonize our mind, heart and being with divine ideas, energies, intelligence and goodness.
*The moment we experience total union with the divine, the act of prayer is complete and we need only say, “Thank you”.
Our challenge in a time of prayer is to rise above the clamor produced by personal fears, doubts, confusion, disbelief and our unwillingness to move forward.
God’s will for us is always good.
God’s will never includes pain, illness, suffering, distress or punishment. Do not beg, bargain or beseech. Humble yourself but do not humiliate yourself. You are God’s child. You are loved and cherished by God.
Remember that God’s will for you (and those for whom you pray) is always for health, prosperity, freedom, protection, supply, support, harmony, wisdom and joy.
The most effective prayers are often the simplest. Basic affirmative statements are highly effective.
God’s Spirit within is healing me now.
Divine order prevails.
God is my constant and loving source of good.
I am in God’s protective presence and I am safe.
God is mightier than circumstances – I am being guided.
Unity Church Toronto – Prayer Paintings
Click on Prayer Paintings in menu at left to view dozens of our prayer paintings. A creative focus for each others prayers at Toronto Unity.
Benefits of Prayer Paintings
• An opportunity to develop one’s metaphysical capabilities
• Allows one to practice inner and outer listening skills
• Allows us to practice being our observer self
• Gives us the opportunity to listen to the ‘still’ small voice within, our direct contact with the Creator
• Allows us to ask and receive
• Allows us to share our confidential prayer with others so that others can pray with us and support us
Unity’s Prayer History
Unity has long emphasized the form of prayer termed “entering the silence” (Melton:1017) which starts as a form of quiet inwardness. Charles Fillmore said: “Set aside a time every day…and pray whether you believe or not…If you will persistently find Truth, even though you do not believe it at first, you will find that your prayers have power. Faith is like a mustard seed, and it will grow. Pray, pray, and keep praying; affirm, and yet affirm once more. Your persistent prayers will succeed (Fillmore: 85).”
“In the daily routine of work and in the transaction of all its affairs Unity practices regularly the habit of prayer and its prayers have always been answered so as to meet its vital needs.” The History of Unity’s Fifty Golden Years – Author: Dana Gatlin – 1939