Spiritual Practice and Prayer in Unitarian Universalism
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
There are a thousand ways to go home again.
—13th century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi (translated and interpreted)
Unitarian Universalism offers diverse and meaningful ways of connecting with the sacred. Whether we're sitting in Zen Buddhist meditation, listening for truth with Christian lectio divina, praying to the spirit of life, or chanting in a circle at winter solstice, our spirituality draws from our six sources and knows no bounds.
We may find more joy by keeping a gratitude journal, more peace by reflecting in meditation, more hope after joining hands in a circle of prayer, more connection while marching for justice, more inspiration from hiking in the forest. As people of many beliefs, we are each encouraged to embrace and practice forms of spirituality that resonate with our hearts and minds.
Our communities are homes for people with a diversity of spiritual practices. Through our worship services and programs, we offer people the opportunity to learn more and go deeper. Find us near you to discover opportunities to deepen your spiritual practice.
- Examples of Unitarian Universalist (UU) meditations and prayers
- Pamphlet: Unitarian Universalist Views of Prayer
- A podcast entitled The Value of Personal Spiritual Practice (MP3) focuses on Unitarian Universalist Denise Davidoff's personal spiritual practice to "take time to consciously acknowledge the gift of life most every day."
- From Skinner House Books, "Everyday Spiritual Practice: Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life"
- From Skinner House Books, "Simply Pray: A Modern Spiritual Practice to Deepen Your Life"
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