Silent Unity is often referred to as the heart of the Unity movement, and for many people, it is a heart that beats in rhythm with our world. Personal journeys and human history have been enveloped in prayer for more than a century, including world wars, natural disasters and social upheavals.
As director of Silent Unity for many years, James Dillet Freeman spoke and wrote of the purpose of Silent Unity as helping people rekindle their faith. This sacred work and purpose continue today. Centered in God and united in prayer, Silent Unity uplifts minds and hearts to give people whatever faith, courage and strength they seek.
The prayer consciousness that was established as the work began in 1890 is a palpable presence in Silent Unity today. The ministry has grown through the years, moving from one building to another. Though its place of operations has changed, Silent Unity's steadfast dedication to affirmative prayer has not. Every prayer begins by affirming the truth of God's perfect life and love at work now and for the highest good of all.
Currently, Silent Unity receives more than 4,000 calls a day. Each of 200 dedicated and well-trained prayer associates answers every call with a greeting familiar to many through the decades: “Silent Unity, How may we pray with you?”
Compassionate listening is followed by the invitation to focus on the presence and power of God within. Affirmative prayer is spoken, acknowledging God's constant good and envisioning its demonstration in the lives of those uplifted in prayer.