Natural disasters. Civil unrest. In challenging times fear can be widespread. To help shift fear to faith, Silent Unity is inviting the world community to unite in prayer for 30 days by affirming the following prayer: The healing, harmonizing spirit of God is present in my life and all life. Peace, order, harmony, and well-being are restored.

Sing a New Song

By Mary L. Kupferle

No matter what has occurred before, this is a new day, a new hour, and a new moment. You can take hold of joy on the wings of prayer and find yourself lifted into lightness, peace, and courage.

You are a child of the living God, meant to express happiness, meant to radiate beauty and serenity as bright and lovely as the rays of the morning sun, meant to embody the music and harmony of the universe. Joy is your gift from God, and it is not dependent on what occurred ten years ago, a month ago, yesterday, or last night.

Joy belongs to you, whether you know it or not. It is yours now, to discover, to use, to exercise, and to bring into expression. …

You can sing your way through this day, and you will find yourself strengthened, not only mentally but physically. This does not mean that you must actually give voice to song—although this is helpful in itself. It does mean that wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you can sing a song in your thoughts, in your heart, and in your soul.

You can do this. Your expression will change; your face will shine; it will radiate beauty and youth; your body will move freely and gracefully; your work will go more smoothly; your life will be blessed and transformed. …

Sometimes we think we cannot get into the swing of things, that we are out of step with success, wholeness, happiness, or peace. At such times, it is more important than ever that we realize that the gift of joy is innate within us and can be awakened. The Apostle Paul says: “Rekindle the gift of God, that is within you.” (2 Tim. 1:6) Rekindle it with the words: I will sing a new song! You can and you will find a wellspring of joy within you that you never dreamed existed.

You need not wait until some future time to become aware of this inner joy. You need not wait for it to come to you through some particular person, thing, or achievement.

Do not postpone your joy for another moment. Sing a new song of joy today, this hour, this minute. 

Silent Unity would love to hear from you. Please share any thoughts, reflections, and blessings you received during the 30 Days of Fearless Living prayer initiative.

If you have a prayer request, please use the online form and it will be placed in our Prayer Vigil Chapel for 30 days of continuous prayer.