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Praying for Others

Praying for Others

(Prayers of Intercession and Healing)

The light of God surrounds you,
The love of God enfolds you,
The power of God protects you,
The presence of God watches over you.
Wherever you are, God is!

This well-known prayer by James Dillet Freeman was written during World War II to support people who wished to pray for loved ones. Such prayers are not only normal, but necessary in very difficult times.

Robert and Janet Ellsworth remind us that Jesus practiced and taught praying for others. "Then the little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray" (Matt 19:13). They also provide numerous examples and studies of where prayer has had a remarkable impact on the recipients.

Unity Georgetown has two active prayer teams which focus on praying for others: the Prayer Chaplain team and the Silent Prayer Team (Prayer Box). In addition, Unity provides prayer support through Silent Unity.

This class in Praying for Others will help you understand why we pray for others and it will also give you experience in doing so. At the end of the class you may wish to join the Silent Prayer Team or to consider applying to become a Prayer Chaplain next year. Regardless, you should sense a quickened ability to become a source of healing to those near to you and to the world.

This class is part of the Unity Georgetown Prayer Class series.

Why We Pray for Others

This class will provide you with an understanding of:

  • the true source of healing and wellness
  • why praying for others can be effective
  • when we should and should not intrude in another person's life with our prayers

Keys to Praying for Others

The class will offer you an opportunity to pray for others using a technique based on a shift in consciousness, a sense of oneness and a deep feeling of love.


The next date for this class is: Wednesday July 20, 2011

Donna is the Unity Georgetown Prayer Coach for this class.

Cost: love offering

Book (required): Come Apart For Awhile, Exploring Four Ways To Pray Taught By Jesus, by Revs. Robert and Janet Ellsworth.