On Thursday, Sept. 14, Unity of Washington, DC (Unity WDC) will join Silent Unity — a global, trans-denominational 24/7 prayer ministry — and Unity churches around the world for the 24th annual Unity World Day of Prayer.

Residents in the Washington metropolitan area are invited to attend events being offered at Unity WDC, located at 1225 R Street NW, and Lafayette Park.

Unity created World Day of Prayer as a global effort to uplift our world in shared prayer consciousness.

“World Day of Prayer gives us an opportunity to come together in celebration of our oneness with God, each other, and the world,” said Rev. Sylvia Sumter, senior minister at Unity WDC. “Through prayer we foster peace and wholeness in our community and in our individual lives.”

Since its inception 24 years ago, this sacred initiative has supported more than 15 million people with prayer. The theme of the 24-hour prayer event is “Peace in the Midst.” This year’s affirmation is “I am peace in the midst of all matters!”

Residents in the Washington metropolitan area participate in several ways:
• PRAYER VIGIL Telephone Tree ~ 6 a.m. – Noon: The day will begin with a telephone Prayer Vigil. Dial 515-739-1015, followed by access code 830-022-978, anytime between 6:00 am and Noon, to be linked with others in prayer. Email your prayer list (list of names only) to: prayer@unitywdc.org
• PEACE VIGIL ~ 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: This will be a powerful experience as we come together with others to affirm World Peace at Lafayette Square, located directly across from the White House.
• PRAYERFUL EXPRESSIONS ~ Noon – 5 p.m.: The Affirmative Blessings and sending of Light and Love to those on Unity of Washington D.C.’s prayer lists, and to all countries around the world, through inspirational readings, poems, and chants.
• LABYRINTH MEDITATION WALKS ~ Noon – 6 p.m.: Relax and enjoy a walk through this sacred pattern and engage in a powerful and unique way of praying—invite the Divine Presence into an active conversation with your heart and soul.
• MEDITATION CHANTS HOUR – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Embrace Oneness vibrations from various traditions. The peaceful, soothing and healing music of chants that allow you to go deep within and commune with your Source and Divine Nature.
• CANDLE LIGHTING SERVICE – 7 p.m.: Healing Candle Lighting Service, featuring UWDC Choir, Minister of the Day, Rev. Dr. Doris T. McGuffey, Reiki Healing Blessings, Oneness Blessings, Prayer Treatments, Labyrinth Walks, and more…

Unity, founded in 1889, helps people of all faiths apply positive Spiritual principles in their daily lives. Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village publishes the Daily Word, a magazine of inspirational messages distributed to nearly 3 million people in more than 100 countries. The Unity Prayer Ministry, Silent Unity, offers prayer support 24

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