We are blessed to have the constant support of Prayer Chaplains. They are available each Sunday to pray with us one-on-one, and to hold the sacred space as we go through this journey called life.

Our Prayer Chaplains are volunteers who receive extensive training in affirmative prayer and holding a sacred space. All prayers are kept in strict confidence. This is the essence of what it means to be a prayer chaplain. Through their training, prayer chaplains:

  • Deepen their own spirituality and connection with God
  • Hold sacred space and listen from the heart
  • Experience personal and spiritual transformation
  • Learn how to stand in prayerful support of our spiritual family
  • Maintain a daily prayer practice that includes holding sacred space for the prayers submitted by congregants

Members of our spiritual community receive Wellness Calling from their Prayer Chaplain to pray with them about challenges, celebrations or whatever they desire. Prayer is a foundational aspect of our faith tradition and was demonstrated by our co-founder Myrtle Fillmore in how she healed her body and spirit.

If you would like to request support from a Prayer Chaplain during the week, please call the church office at 505-292-1998, or complete the Prayer Request form below.


Unity Spiritual Center is committed to reaching out in prayer, comfort and support to our congregation because doing so supports our mission and vision. As our ministry con­tinues to grow, our Prayer Chaplains are invaluable in helping to meet the pastoral care needs of our congregation. We invite you to prayerfully consider stepping into this powerful area of service for our ministry.

Completing Prayer Chaplain training and serving as a Prayer Chaplain is transformative soul work. It is a unique service that differs from many of our other volunteer opportunities in terms of the level of commitment and responsibilities required.

Many of our Prayer Chaplains report that they stepped in to serve others, but found that being a Prayer Chaplain blessed and benefitted themselves most of all. It is a role that will help you discover your greatness and the greatness of others. It may very well be one of the most rewarding spiritual growth experiences you have on your journey.


Unlike hospital chaplains, our Prayer Chaplains are not ordained and do not counsel people. Prayer Chaplains are trained to do only three things: hold spiritual space, listen and pray. Prayer Chaplains are not trained to “minister” to the community at large.

Our Prayer Chaplain Team is a service opportunity for congregants who are called to take the next step in their spiritual development and are willing to make a high level of commitment in their growth. Prayer Chaplains make a one-year commitment, some of the responsibilities include:

  • Serve 2 services monthly, special services as needed
  • Complete two hours of Wellness Calling per quarter
  • Attend one, two-hour Prayer Chaplain meeting per month
  • Attend the yearly intensive training

Prayer chaplain training takes place once a year. All orientation and training sessions are required for new and returning prayer chaplains. Completing a Life of Prayer class is required prior to attending the full training.

Wellness Calling

Wellness calls are an opportunity for you to receive prayer support on a quarterly basis and to develop a long-term relationship with your assigned prayer chaplain.
How do wellness calls work?

Once a quarter your Prayer Chaplain will call and ask you how he or she may support or celebrate with you in prayer. Prayers may be for gratitude, a challenge in your life, or for others. He or she will pray with you right then on the phone. If you are unavailable or it is not a convenient time for you to accept the call, your Prayer Chaplain will leave a prayerful message for you so you can listen to it at your convenience. If they are unable to reach you by phone, they will send a postcard with an inspirational message.

When will my Prayer Chaplain call me?

Your Prayer Chaplain will call once a quarter from the church offices. They may call at the same time each quarter, or at a different time. But it will always be the same Prayer Chaplain calling you.

Can I request that my Prayer Chaplain call at a specific time?

Unfortunately no. Your Prayer Chaplain has several congregants to call each quarter and they must call from the church offices, so they make all their calls at a time that is convenient for them.

Who will receive quarterly wellness calls?

Voting members of Unity Spiritual Center receive. CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a member at Unity Spiritual Center.

What if I need prayer support before or after my quarterly wellness call?

  • Submit a confidential prayer request by CLICKING HERE. Your request will be added to our prayer list, which is prayed over daily by our Prayer Chaplain team.
  • Call Silent Unity at 1-800-NOW-PRAY for 24/7 prayer support.
  • Prayer Chaplains are available to pray with you after service on Sundays.

What if I am not satisfied with my wellness call experience?

Please CONTACT Martyne Backman, the Prayer Chaplain Coordinator,  to discuss your experience and how we might support you.

Prayer Request – What’s on your heart?

Prayer is the foundation of our spiritual life and we are here to support you on your spiritual journey. Let us pray with you about the concerns of your life and the lives of your loved ones, as well the celebrations, by completing the Prayer Request Form below. To further add to the power of prayer, your request will then be sent to Silent Unity where it will be prayed on for an additional 30 days. As we wish to honor your privacy and confidentiality, we will not contact you unless you request that we do so.