Novena for Peace and Unity from Reverend Laura

Novena for Peace and Unity

June 2, 2019


Dear Friend,

The event at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center on Friday, May 31st, has affected many of us at a deep level.  As we allow ourselves to experience the feelings associated with this sudden outburst of violence and loss of life, we also allow the strength of our compassion to call forth the healing power of Divine Love as we reach out to others in prayer. 

This week, you are invited to be part of a community of love that has no religious, political, or personal boundaries.  Please join us in holding a special nine-day prayer vigil known as a novena.

To activate the power of this novena, you can speak, silently or aloud, the Prayer for Peace and Unity at least once a day along with your own heartfelt prayers.  In addition, you can do the daily practice that will bring your prayers to life.


Prayer for Peace and Unity

One Presence of Divine Love now fills every heart and mind.

One Power of Divine Life now fills every being and body.

One Possibility for peace in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world now fills the earth and all of Creation.

In the name of God, the Omnipotent Good, it is so!  Amen!


Daily Practices

Sunday, June 2nd:  Hug someone who is close to you and tell them how much you love them.

Monday, June 3rd:  Send a loving communication to someone in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and/or a place that is special to you.

Tuesday, June 4th:  Contribute to a favorite charity that brings peace and unity to your community and/or world.

Wednesday, June 5th:  Pause for a moment of Silence, holding in your heart all of those who are affected by violence and seeing them filled with the light of healing love and empowering peace.

Thursday, June 6th:  Say a prayer for the world’s children.

Friday, June 7th:  Say a prayer for the world’s leaders.

Saturday, June 8th:  Say a prayer for yourself.

Sunday, June 9th:  Find one thing to do today that brings peace to your soul – and do it.

Monday, June 10th:  Throughout the day, briefly pause to envision our world enwrapped in the light of God’s love.


We are glad you have chosen to be part of this prayer vigil and its daily practices.  Please feel free to share this Novena for Peace and Unity with your friends.  Thank you for the power of your love and prayers!


With Great Love and God’s Blessings,

Reverend Laura

And your friends at Unity of Bon Air