The Missouri-based Unity School of Christianity and its non-denominational prayer ministry, Silent Unity, has selected Thursday, Sept. 10, as "World Day of Prayer."

World Day of Prayer is a time for people from all faiths, cultures and nations to unite in prayer. The Unity movement believes prayer is a powerful way to achieve healing, harmony and understanding.The theme for this year is "We will lift up our hearts to God," and the affirmation is, "In Your sacred presence, dear God, I lift up my heart to You. Divine love flows through me now to bless the world."

Unity's prayer ministry maintains a 24-hour prayer vigil every day of the year. Anyone may call to receive prayer support at 1-816-969-2000.