Every Tuesday, 9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
The Prayer Chaplains  participate in this focused time of prayer. We send prayers to ABQ’s International District for loving interactions, grace, peaceful energy, safety, hope and reduction in crime. We invite everyone to join the chaplains during this time from wherever you are .

The Foundation of Unity is Affirmative Prayer. 

You may ask for prayer in several ways:

  • Call Silent Unity's Prayer Line

  • Submit a prayer request through the Silent Unity UPray App

  • Become a member of Unity Spiritual Center Albuquerque and pray with your own personal Prayer Chaplain

  • Leave a confidential Prayer Request at Unity Spiritual Center
    505.292.1998 Ext.101

CLASSES RELATED TO PRAYER: Click on the "Education" tab at the top of the webpage for details.


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.

Our Prayer Chaplains are: Martyne Backman, Eddie DeLima, Kent Pittsenbargar, Suzie Orchard, Carol Chambers, and Roland Reese. Eddie is our newest chaplain.



Brochures are available in the Foyer. Prayer Chaplain Orientation is held in the spring yearly. Orientation is required for anyone who intends to train as a new chaplain or renew as a prayer chaplain. If you are interested, but not decided, you will need to attend this orientation in order to take the Prayer Chaplain training if you decide to do so.Contact Martyne Backman via the office: with any questions.

Request prayer: Call our USCABQ dedicated Prayer Request Line: 505-503-8780, and leave a message or email . Messages are retrieved for prayer by our Prayer Chaplains.

Healing Prayer Circle: On 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30 - 7: 30 pm, the Prayer Chaplains lead this gathering to bring the Divine energy of intentional prayer to this healing circle. Many of our chaplains work with Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and Sound Healing, as well as the tenets of prayer. We invite reflection on the Twelve Powers and which of these may be calling you to healing. See our calendar for more details.

Wellness calls are an opportunity for you to receive prayer support on a monthly basis and to develop a long-term relationship with your assigned prayer chaplain. Once a month your Prayer Chaplain will call and ask you how he or she may support or celebrate with you in prayer. For Wellness Calls FAQs*, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Outreach:  Prayer chaplains are available to visit congregants who would like prayer but are home-bound or in the hospital or a care facility.  To schedule a visit, please contact the USC office at 505-292-1998.  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
  • Make Wellness Calls by phone to members of our congregation 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 our dedicated Prayer Request Line, 505-503-8780 (messages are retrieved daily by our Prayer Chaplains), email, or complete a Prayer Request form in the lobby at USC ABQ.

Serving as a Prayer Chaplain: 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. 


Every Thursday except the 4th Thursday (Healing Prayer Circle is at 6:30 on the 4th Thursday). Join in an evening of meditative reflection, contemplation and discussion at 7 pm in the Teen Center Room of the USC ABQ office across the street from the main building. 


On the first Wednesday of each month from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, in the Sanctuary, Rev. Gordon Keyler or Ministerial Assistant, Michael Small, M.A. offer prayer online. These prayers are said throughout the world in Unity. All are welcome.

The Prayer of Protection
Written by James Dillet Freeman
The Light of God surrounds you.
The Love of God enfolds you.
The power of God protects you.
The Presence of God watches over you.
The Mind of God guides you.
The Life of God flows through you.
The Laws of God direct you.
The Peace of God abides within you.
The Joy of God uplifts you.
The Strength of God renews you.
The Beauty of God inspires you.
Wherever you are, God is!
And all is well. Amen.
A important word about our Prayer Chaplains: 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.
*Wellness calls FAQs
How do wellness calls work? Prayers may be for gratitude, a challenge in your life, or for others. A Prayer Chaplain will call and pray with you right then on the phone. If you don't answer, they will leave an inspirational message on your voicemail.
When will my Prayer Chaplin call me? Your Prayer Chaplain will call once a month from the church offices. They may call at the same time each month, 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 month 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 monthly wellness calls? Voting members of Unity Spiritual Center receive them. You can find out more about becoming a voting member of USCABQ by emailing 
What if I need prayer support before or after my monthly wellness call? Call our USCABQ dedicated Prayer Request Line: 505-503-8780, and leave a message. Messages are retrieved for prayer by our Prayer Chaplains. Your request will be added to our prayer list, which is prayed over daily by our Prayer Chaplain team.