Prayer Chaplains at Unity in Fort Walton Beach
Our team of trained, committed volunteers will stand with you in prayer. They will listen and acknowledge your challenges and joys, and speak spiritual Truth, so that you can hear it for yourself.
Unity in Fort Walton Beach Prayer Chaplains have completed an intensive, nationally recognized Prayer Chaplain Training Program created by Rev. Lei Lanni Burt, former Unity of Phoenix minister. Upon completion of the Training Program, which is part of the International Association of Unity Churches’ strategic direction, our Prayer Chaplains are available to pray with anyone who requests prayer support.
The role of our Prayer Chaplains is, quite simply, to pray. Chaplains are not counselors or advice-givers. The core of the Prayer Chaplain commitment is to:
- Hold spiritual space. To hold spiritual space means to stay in a space of non-judgment, to be open to the highest possibilities of Divine Intelligence, and to see the Christ Light in the face of the person to whom they are listening.
- Lovingly listen. To lovingly listen means to listen with an open heart, without judgment, and to be completely focused on and available to the speaker.
- Pray from the heart. To pray from the heart is to listen to the guidance of the Divine and to speak authentically, remembering that this is a prayer, not a performance.
- Hold in confidence what is shared. The last essential piece is a commitment to confidentiality. Chaplains know that a sacred trust is placed in them, and that a commitment to confidentiality is the foundation of people feeling safe enough to open their hearts and share their stories. Without this last and important piece, the Prayer Chaplain Program could not exist.
Prayer Chaplains are available after each Sunday's Celebration Service. They are the members who wear the white silk stole around their neck. Sit down with them, and change your life! For more information, contact Board Member Gloria Mayo, Prayer Chaplain Facilitator.