00 Prayer

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Course Description

This course introduces the Unity way of affirmative prayer. It will also explore the traditional Unity five step prayer process. The student will be supported in creating a daily prayer practice. (taken from the 2015 version of this course)

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to (taken from the 2015 version of this course):

  1. Describe and demonstrate the application of the principles of Truth present in the five step prayer process.
  2. Identity their current prayer method and compare and contrast with the Unity method of affirmative prayer.
  3. Create a prayer practice that the student can maintain.

What you should know and remember

Here is what you should know and remember from this course, taken primarily from the 2009 version:

  1. The relationship between one's concept of God and the way we pray (Teach Us To Pray, Ch 1: The God To Whom We Pray). We pray as an expression of God.
  2. How prayer has been defined by Charles Fillmore and other Unity leaders. (Teach Us To Pray, Ch 2: True Prayer). Matthew 6:6: Enter the inner chamber, shut the door, pray to the Father, wait for the recompense).
  3. Unity's emphasis on Silence (Teach Us To Pray, Ch 3: Intellectual Silence and Spiritual Silence). Rest from the intellect, become subservient to the Spirit.
  4. The role of faith in the prayer process (Teach Us To Pray, Ch 4: Healing Through the Prayer of Faith). James 5:5: Faith establishes in heaven what is desired on earth.
  5. True conditions of prayer according to Charles Fillmore (Revealing Word 153, Prayer)
  6. Unity‚Äôs five steps to prayer, defined and explained (Effectual Prayer, Chapters 2-7)
  7. Prayer in relation to: Healing, Prosperity, Wholeness, Forgiveness and The Power of the word (Wings of Truth video,segments 5-15)
  8. Five basic Unity principles defined and explained
  9. Denials and Affirmations
  10. Affirmative and positive thoughts in the praying process

At the bottom of this page, you can read and download the 1967 and 2009 course syllabus. If you have other versions, send them to me and I will include a downloadable PDF here and add any useful content to the course pages.

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