Source: Unity Institute Syllabus Silent Unity Unity’s prayer ministry began as The Society of Silent Help in 1890. Local societies were formed around the United States. Societies met for a nightly prayer time, first at 10:00 P.M., then at 9:00 P.M. because so many members were farmers who needed to rise early. Silent Unity prayer ministries have been organized in a number of countries throughout the world. Myrtle Fillmore -- director until 1916 May Rowland -- director from 1916 to 1971 James Dillet Freeman -- director from 1971-1983 John Strickland -- director from 1983 to 1991 Mary Alice and Richard Jafolla co-directors of prayer activities from 1991-1997 Lynn Brown -- director of Silent Unity from 1997 to present Today Silent Unity answers prayer requests by mail, telephone, TDD, and e-mail Plans to receive prayer requests by text message are being discussed Print View the discussion thread.