World Day of Prayer—A Sacred Tradition

Held annually on the second Thursday in September, World Day of Prayer is a 24-hour Prayer Vigil celebrated at Unity Village and in Unity centers and churches around the world. For a detailed schedule of activities at Unity Village, click here. To find an event near you, click here.

As you prepare for Unity World Day of Prayer 2016, here are some questions to spark conversation and inspire the expression of your own divine potential. Explore these in quiet moments of reflection, share your thoughts, or use them as guides during group prayer with friends and loved ones.

Reflection Questions

1. What would it mean for you, and your life, if you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God lives in you?

2. How would your life look if you were living every moment from your divine potential in every aspect—your health, your work, your relationships, your plans, and your spiritual life?

3. What would the world look like if everyone discovered the power within them and unleashed their divine potential?

Together we affirm: As I discover the power within, I unleash my divine potential.


Rev. Sylvia Sumter

September 7

*7 p.m.—Opening keynote by Rev. Sylvia Sumter, senior minister of Unity of Washington, D.C., followed by candlelight walk and opening of the 24-hour Prayer Vigil.

Dr. Michelle Robin

September 8

*8:30 a.m.Daily Word® Service with Dr. Michelle Robin.

*11 a.m.Silent Unity® Prayer Service in the Activities Center.

Sacred Circle

1:30 p.m.—Sacred Circle prayer experience in the central courtyard.

2-4 p.m.—Prayer Experience sessions.

Daniel Nahmod

*7 p.m.—Closing Celebration with musical performance by Daniel Nahmod

Rev. Paulette Pipe

September 4-9

"The Prayer Experience" retreat, led by Rev. Paulette Pipe, hosted by Awaken Whole Life Center. Music by Eddie Watkins, Jr.

*This event will be live-streamed