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Spiritual Practice and Prayer in Unitarian Universalism

A candle is lit

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 is unbounded. Our stories and practices draws from our six sources of inspiration.

We may find joy by keeping a gratitude journal, peace by reflecting in meditation, hope by joining hands in a circle of prayer, connection while marching for justice, wisdom 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.

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A group of UUs on a Borderlinks justice trip sit in a circle, praying as the light fades.

Participants in a UU College of Social Justice Borderlinks trip pray and reflect after sunset in the desert.

People holding hands in worship

Because it connects us with each other and with the sacred, worship is a primary way we express and experience our spirituality.

People of many backgrounds and beliefs worship together in Unitarian Universalism.

We are people of many backgrounds and beliefs.

Steam rises from a placid lake while the sunrise lights the sky.

UU Prayers and Meditations from WorshipWeb