Prayer and Healing

Unity was founded on prayer. The co-founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, were both healed through prayer. Unity believes that the prayer of faith releases the Power of God to work in the life of the one for whom we are praying. Our faith is in God, and we know that with God all things are possible. We give thanks in advance, knowing that God answers each prayer in the perfect way.

The word prayer comes from the Sanskrit “pal-al” which means judging oneself as wondrously made. We hold each one in prayer as wondrously made, created by God in God’s image. We pray affirmatively that this is the Truth about each one in spite of any evidence to the contrary on the human plane. We look beyond appearances to the eternal and changeless Divine Essence that is the Truth about each one. We pray for God’s will to be done for the highest good of all.

Unity’s emphasis is always that we are healed through the Christ within. The reason we can be healed is that in Truth we are already whole, complete and perfect. We have faith that with God all things are possible and that God as the healing power within everyone is greater than any appearance of any inharmony. We look beyond the appearance to the Truth that we are spiritual beings made in god’s image. We affirm and claim wholeness for those who are asking for healing prayer.