Unity & Prayer
The Unity movement was founded on prayer. In the late 1880s, Unity’s co-founder Myrtle Fillmore’s life was transformed when she heard and believed the idea – “I am a child of God, and therefore do not inherit sickness”. Speaking life-affirming words to herself, she cured herself of tuberculosis and went on to live a life of health and wholeness. News of Myrtle’s healing through prayer spread, and people near and far began sending their prayer requests to her. In 1890, Myrtle and her husband Charles began a prayer ministry. Each day they held in mind and heart the prayer requests of everyone who contacted them. This practice of affirming spiritual truth through prayer became the catalyst of the modern Unity movement. This tradition continues at Unity of Pompano Beach Spiritual Center.