What Is a prayer chaplain?
Our prayer chaplains are committed to the sacred service of prayer.
Our lead chaplains lead prayer during Sunday services and at Wednesday prayer hour. All our chaplains take time after Sunday Services to hold space and pray with individuals one on one.
The role of our prayer chaplains is, quite simply, to pray. Chaplains are not counselors or advice-givers.
The core of our prayer chaplains' commitment is to:
- Hold spiritual space
- Lovingly listen
- Pray from the heart
- Hold in confidence what is shared
It’s a role that helps participants discover their connection with the Divine in everyone.
Many of our prayer chaplains report that they stepped in to serve others, but found that being a prayer chaplain blessed and benefited them most of all. By giving of our time and maintaining a spiritual connection for the community, we get as much out of service as we give.
How do we pray?
Prayer is one of Unity's Five Principles. It is a way of connecting with God and our Divine nature.
Unity practices affirmative prayer. Affirmative prayer is the practice of seeing the highest and best in any given situation, regardless of its outer circumstances. In Unity, we see the divinity of each individual and understand that God is in all things.
How do our prayer chaplains serve our community?
Our chaplains are available every Sunday after each service for one-on-one prayer time for all who desire it.
Our lead chaplains provide congregational prayer during each Sunday service. They also hold sacred space in the sanctuary during the services and carry the prayer box up to the stage for a blessing during the offertory. In addition, they serve our Youth and Family Ministry by praying with the educational facilitators who teach the children on Sundays.
Every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., the chaplains practice an hour of prayer for individuals, communities, situations and events across the world. It is our vision to see the best possible outcome of any situation that presents itself each prayer hour. Afterward, the prayers that were said that night, as well as the prayers put into the prayer box the previous week, are prayed for by our chaplains for 30 days. We also forward these prayers to Silent Unity, which will also hold the prayers for 30 days.
Who can be a prayer chaplain?
If you hear the call to become a prayer chaplain, we encourage you to contact us. We offer training once a year.
Throughout the year, prayer chaplains have many opportunities to serve, including after Sunday services, for special services, on Wednesdays for prayer hour, and during the World Day of Prayer.
How may we pray with you?
Do you have a prayer request? Try using our online prayer request form.
There are also several ways to contact Silent Unity, the 24/7 prayer ministry:
For calls within the U.S.A.: 1-800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729)
For international calls: 01-816-969-2000
Write: Silent Unity, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065-0001