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.