As I use prayer to commune with God, I utilize the five-step prayer process developed by Unity. The first step—relax—is necessary. I breathe deeply and let go of outer concerns as I move on to step two, which is concentrate. Once I have quieted my mind, I can then focus my thoughts on the spirit of God within. From there I move to step three: meditate. With an open mind and a receptive heart, I feel the peace of God’s presence.
As I remember to “Be still, and know that I am God,” I embrace the Silence—the fourth step in which I rest in a consciousness of oneness—and end this time of prayer with the fifth and final step: give thanks. In doing so, I am open to receive my good. I return to my day, fully aligned with divine presence within.