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.

How Prayers Have Been Answered in Crises

By Harold Sherman

It is instinctive for us, when we encounter conditions and circumstances beyond our control, to pray to a higher power for help. Believer and nonbeliever alike, when all earthly hope seems lost or when faced with a desperate situation, resort to prayer. …

The urge to pray is always an urge for human betterment. It is the desire of the soul to be relieved of an unhappy situation or to be granted more of what that individual considers to be the good things of life. …

We often hear stories of dramatic answers to prayer. These are usually the most outstanding instances of such answers, and countless more, occurring daily, are never brought to public attention. But the evidence is overwhelming that something always happens when people pray, that a power within is activated, and that external circumstances and conditions begin to change even the relationships and attitudes between individuals.

An answer to prayer comes, irrespective of the religious faith or the age or intelligence of the person involved. A child's simple prayer can bring an answer as promptly and as definitely as an adult's. There is then, quite obviously, a universal creative source, or God-center, for want of any adequate words to describe this phenomenon, which responds infallibly and impersonally to the sincere petition of a human soul in need. …

Take new courage and faith from the realization that, if God can serve you as dependably and as effectively in times of great crisis, how much more you may rely on Divine care and guidance if you seek it in your everyday problems.

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.