Prayer has been the heart of Unity for over a century.
Unity uses prayer and meditation to forge a stronger connection to God and to assert positive beliefs about desired outcomes.


The Unity Prayer of Truth

Prayer - Prayer of Truth




As the light of God we shine
As the love of God we embrace
As the power of God we stand in Truth
As the presence of God we radiate love
Wherever we are, God is
And all is well

Unity Prayer Support

Written Prayer Request

  • In Person
    • Fill out a Prayer Request Form found on the prayer table to the left of the sanctuary entryway.  Place your prayer in the Prayer Box on the table.
  • Online

Thought for the Day

The Thought for the Day team provides an uplifting and inspiring message changed daily.

The service is available by phone 24 hours a day; call:

  • Main Telephone: (703) 281-0335



Silent Unity®

Silent Unity® (Unity Prayer Ministry) is a worldwide prayer ministry that has been in continuous prayer with people of all faiths for more than 120 years. Through times of war, peace, depression, and prosperity, the prayer vigil in Silent Unity’s chapel and the brightly shining beacon atop its cupola have continued uninterrupted.

Silent Unity® Ministry Phone Prayer

Silent Unity provides prayer support 6 a.m. to midnight (CT), 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. (PT), 365 days a year to people of all faiths from around the world.

If you have a prayer request, call Silent Unity at 1-816-969-2000 to have a UWM trained prayer ministry associate pray with you. 

Silent Unity® Ministry Online Prayer

You may also submit an online prayer request using the Request Prayer Online Now form on the Unity Prayer Ministry web page.

Daily Word

You may also wish to subscribe to Daily Word


World Day of Prayer Readings

GUIDANCE: Have you ever felt as if someone had turned the lights out on your life and gone home? When you need guidance, you may feel this way. Download text...

HEALING - FEELING OUR WAY THROUGH: I used to struggle, fighting off sadness or trying not to be anxious, but as most of us learn, once that drop of melancholy or unrest beads on the heart, trying to feel anything else is denial. Download text...

INNER PEACE: As individuals we earnestly desire peace. We want peace in our homes, in our countries and in our relationships with one another. We want peace in our innermost thoughts and feelings. Download text...

FORGIVNESS: There is a story told of Leonardo da Vinci and his painting of the Last Supper . . . before he commenced work on his painting, he had a quarrel with a fellow painter. Download text...


Prayer Chaplains

A Prayer Chaplain is a member of Unity of Fairfax who provides prayer support to the congregation.

The most noticeable role people recognize as a Prayer Chaplain is seeing them pray with congregants after church service on Sundays. In that role of praying with others, a Prayer Chaplain is someone who will call on God’s presence and create and hold a spiritual space. They will lovingly listen to them. They will always pray from the heart space. Most importantly, what is shared will be held in confidence.

Go to the Prayer Chaplain Ministry page to see who is an active Prayer Chaplain, the requirements and duties of chaplains, what chaplains are not, and other information about the ministry.

Prayer Chaplains' Support

Wednesday Prayer Service

A Weekly Prayer & Meditation Service is held every Wednesday at Noon with a Prayer Chaplain in person in the sanctuary and on live steam.  

A Prayer Chaplain and the Director of Music and Art provide a half an hour service of affirmations, music, and periods of sacred silence.

Chaplains’ Chapel Service

 Chaplains' Chapel Service is a half-hour service beginning at noon every Friday. Participants gather in person in the church Chapel (Room 5) and by Zoom.

Register one time at the Classes & Events page under Community-wide Chaplains' Chapel for a weekly reminder with a Zoom link.  

A Prayer Chaplain opens this community-wide service with a reading of the Unity of Fairfax weekly Prayer List, an opportunity for anyone to add a name, concern, or gratitude, followed by a spiritual reading, and time in shared sacred silence.

Silent Chapel

Every Sunday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. the Prayer Chaplains provide a silent space in the church Chapel (Room 5) prior to the 11:00 service. Come at any time and stay as long a you want.

It is open to anyone who wishes to spend time in contemplation or meditation.

Pray in Person

Pray with a Prayer Chaplain in the sanctuary before and after service each Sunday.

Pray by Phone

You may request an opportunity to pray one-on-one with a Prayer Chaplain by dialing 703-281-1767 and pressing 9.  Leave your name, number, and the best time to reach you, and a Prayer chaplain will return your call.

Holding Sacred Space

  • Prayer Chaplains hold sacred space during congregational business meetings.
  • They also hold Unity of Fairfax, the Board of Directors and the Prayer Chapel space in prayer as part of a personal spiritual practice.

Special Services

Prayer chaplains participate in also participate in several special services during the year:

  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • World Day of Prayer
  • Thanksgiving
  • Blue Christmas
  • Christmas Eve
  • Burning Bowling
  • Other special services the church may hold

Prayer - Blessing Every Leader


Join in prayer while viewing one of our  PRAYER VIDEOS

Go deep within yourself during one of our  MEDITATION VIDEOS


Last updated on March 5, 2024