The Silent Prayer Vigil will be Saturday Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 314 North Division Street in Carson City. The 24-hour prayer vigil will be held the evening of Wednesday, Sept 10 through Thursday, Sept 11. Unity invites people of all faiths to join in this sacred prayer activity. Names can be submitted for prayer online at www.worlddayofprayer.org.
“World Day of Prayer gives us an opportunity to come together in celebration of our oneness with God, each other, and our world. Through prayer we foster peace and wholeness in our community and in our individual lives,” said Rev. Lary Schneider.
Thousands of people will join Silent Unity, an international, transdenominational 24/7 prayer ministry, and Unity churches and centers around the world on Sept. 11 for the 21st annual Unity World Day of Prayer. The theme of the 24-hour prayer event is ‘We are the Light of the World: Let your Light Shine!”
“The theme ‘We are the Light of the World: Let your Light Shine!’ will be visibly expresses at Unity World headquarters in the Unity Village, Mo.,” said Rev Lynne Brown, Vice President of Silent Unity. “The 24-hour prayer vigil traditionally begins with a beautiful candlelight walk across our central courtyard. This year for the first time we will symbolize the power of our united prayers by asking people everywhere to light a virtual candle at www.worlddayofprayer.org. The candles will be displayed as points of light on a global map.” The virtual candle lighting experience will continue through Sept. 11.
Unity was founded in 1889 and helps people of all faiths apply positive, spiritual principles in their daily lives. Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village publishes Daily Word, a magazine of inspirational messages distributed to nearly 1 million people in more than 100 countries. The Unity prayer ministry, Silent Unity, offers prayer support 24/7. Silent Unity receives about 2 million letters, telephone calls, and online request for prayer annually. Anyone in need of prayer support at any time may call 1-800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729) or visist www.silentunity.org.
For more information and details about Unity World Day of Prayer events at Unity Village and in other communities visit www.worlddayofprayer.org and on Facebook. Information is also available in Spanish at wwwdiadeoracionmundial.org.