Unity's Traditional 5-Step Prayer Process

How to Pray Affirmatively

Those of us who find New Thought to be our spiritual home look at prayer a bit differently than traditional religion. For us, prayer is aligning our consciousness with the Divine Presence of Truth within. In prayer, you create a sacred space in which you commune  with the One Power, One Presence within each of us. Use the following 5-Step Prayer Process to deepen your connection with God (by whatever name you prefer!), to heighten your awareness of Spirit within you. Experience the power of prayer.


Set aside time each day for prayer. Begin your quiet time by relaxing your body and opening your mind to an awareness of the Divine. Breathe deeply, knowing that you are in the presence of God and the presence of God is within you. Let go of your concerns and know that all is well.


As you close your eyes and release any thought of the world around you, begin to think about the eternal Divine Presence in your life. Focus your mind on a single thought or idea or scripture that resonates with you. Repeat this idea over and over, either silently or aloud until it becomes your only thought.


Allow this focused state of mind to move you into a deeper awareness of God... Good... Divine Mind.... “Be still … and know that I am God.” Be still as you connect with this divine presence within you.


From the depth of your being, know that you are an expression of the Eternal One, which is called by so many names. This knowing, this realization as you experience the holy presence of Spirit is “silent soul communion.” In this receptive state of mind and heart, listen for the inspiration of God, the answers to your prayers.


Let gratitude be your heart’s joyous response to this experience of communion and Infinite Goodness. Give thanks for blessings to come, ready to receive your good.