Global day of prayer opens Unity's fall programs

How can you pray without talking to God? Come to Unity's Fall Program and learn how.

Beginning Sept. 13, 2012, we can listen to the Universe and become lifted to new heights of awareness and understanding with the observance of the World Day of Prayer. At Unity Spiritual Center in Westlake, the World Day of Prayer begins the Fall Program small-group book discussions.  

This is a program that is open to all in the community. Empower yourself by learning and using practical tools to consciously deal with life issues such as health, relationships and finances. The small groups of 8-10 people, with the help of a trained facilitator, meet weekly in September and October in various locations. Members can experience personal connections in a safe, welcoming and accepting environment while discovering all that this year's chosen book, "How to Pray Without Talking to God,"offers as it shows how to develop a true spiritual practice by re-forming the words of traditional prayers, by learning to pray with others and by cultivating a habit of daily prayer and meditation. This year's selection was written by Unity minister Reverend Linda Martella-Whitsett.

The Fall Program has been offered annually at Unity, and it is an opportunity to explore essential spiritual truths for living a happy, healthy and meaningful life. More than that, the Fall Program allows all who participate to be a part of something greater than themselves while they share ideas with like-minded people. And, it all starts with the World Day of Prayer.

On Thursday, Sept. 13th, the World Day of Prayer, at 7 a.m., Opening Prayers are held at Unity Spiritual Center, 23855 Detroit Rd. Then, every hour on the hour interfaith prayers are read, and every quarter-hour from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., the Daily Word will be read.  

Throughout the day, the lovely meditation garden and chapel will be open for silent repose while the outdoor Labyrinth welcomes all to walk in meditation as it does every day of the year. Following other prayer activities throughout the day, the Evening Celebration with prayer, meditation, music, and more will begin at 7 p.m.  

The World Day of Prayer is the perfect opening to the Fall Program. It is a day and a program that beckons to all who would like to begin or deepen a spiritual practice that extends beyond the World Day of Prayer or the Fall Season. Join others at Unity Spiritual Center in September and October not only for the weekly book discussions but also for Spiritual Cinema movies, workshops and Sunday services all centered around "How to Pray Without Talking to God." 

Please call the Unity Office at 440-835-0400 and talk with Kathy Lowery on the details on how to join us for the World Day of Prayer and the Fall Program. "How to Pray Without Talking to God" will be available at the Unity Bookstore for all. The Bookstore is open on Sunday following services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m..

jan litterst

Living in Westlake for the past 7 years.

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