Registration is open!

Register today for the 30th annual Unity World Day of Prayer, and immerse yourself in prayer, music, and contemplative experiences during this online event.

This year’s affirmation is:

I open my heart to healing in this moment.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Opening Ceremony

7 p.m. (CT)

Hosted by Rev. Mark Fuss, vice president of Outreach and Engagement at Unity World Headquarters, with special guests:

  • Rev. Shirley Lawson, licensed, ordained minister and metaphysical practitioner, founded the Great Lakes Transformational Empowerment Ministries, which has provided spiritual support classes for women and men in recovery since 2003. This ministry has been a change agent, empowering people with knowledge of their spiritual greatness that helps them transform lives.
  • Rev. Richard Maraj, senior minister, Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center, Arizona. He was ordained a Unity minister in 1998, and then began his ministry as an associate minister in Raleigh, North Carolina. Soon afterward he became senior minister at Unity of Kansas City North, Missouri, and quickly became a sought-after guest speaker for churches throughout Canada and the United States. He is currently the senior minister at Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center, one of the largest Unity ministries in the world, where he has served since 2005.
  • Rev. Lily Sandberg, social media consultant, guest speaker, and spiritual envelope pusher, was born and bred in Unity. She is a recently ordained Unity minister with a mission to continue driving the Unity movement forward in new and creative ways, making space for all of us to remember to live from our inherent goodness to make lasting change in the world.


Enjoy music from Karen Drucker and Rev. Michael Gott during the opening ceremony and be sure to join us on Thursday, September 14, at 7 p.m. (CT) for a sacred celebration.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Prayer Service

11 a.m. (CT)—Followed by a live panel discussion reflecting on this year’s affirmation: I open my heart to healing in this moment.


Moderator: Rev. Ellen Debenport, vice president of Publishing at Unity World Headquarters:

  • Rev. Kathy Beasley, senior manager at Unity Prayer Ministry, is an avid blogger, out-of-the-box thinker, practical and public theologian, self-described digital evangelist, and contributing author to Communication Training and Development: Exploring the Cutting Edge and A Field Guide to Internships: An Interactive Resource for Discovering Your Career.
  • Rev. Michael Gott, singer, songwriter, spiritual leader, and senior minister at Unity of Houston, is known for his passion for teaching Unity principles and the emotional impact of his speaking. He has a deep love and appreciation for the power of spiritual community. He says, “Nothing is more inspiring to me than to see someone step out of a limiting idea and into possibility.”
  • Rev. Anna Shouse, ordained in 1995, retired from pulpit ministry in 2022 and is currently developing Soul Works Consulting, a ministry supporting New Thought leaders.

Sacred Celebration Concert

7 p.m. (CT)—With music from Karen Drucker and Rev. Michael Gott.


Registration is free and requires only your email address. You may participate in all the 2023 World Day of Prayer events using the same Zoom link.

Click here to learn more about World Day of Prayer. We invite you to submit a prayer request, contemplate the reflection questions, or visit the Unity Virtual Prayer Vigil.


Please consider a donation amount of $25, $50, or $100, or choose a different amount.