Prayer Chaplains

We are here to:

Accept you unconditionally

Envision with you all of the possibilities for your heart’s dreams and desires

Listen to your prayer request and hold what is shared in confidence

Pray with you for the highest and best in your life to be expressed

Our prayer chaplains serve others—through praying one on one with another person, holding Sacred Space, leading chapel meditations, and listening to others with compassion.

We also conduct special services: our annual Pet Blessing Service and our annual World Day of Prayer Service are just two of the sacred and joyful ways we connect with our church community in love and support.


One-on-One Prayer

Prayer Chaplains are always available for prayer after every service.

This heart-centered, gentle and loving service is available to all, free of charge.

Bring any concern, fear, worry, need or even celebration, and we will know the highest Spiritual Truth with and for you – God is already at work no matter the circumstances, appearances, or what has gone before.

Congregants may also sign up to receive a prayer call, email, or letter by filling out a request form at the Prayer Table.

Additionally, prayer is always available to you 24 hours a day, every day, through Silent Unity 1-800-669-7729, 1-800-NOW-PRAY or

How to Become a Chaplain

Prayer Chaplain Training 

If you feel called to serve as a Prayer Chaplain or want to know more about the program, please call Rev. Sydney at (503) 234-7441. Download Printable Flyer Here.


Do you feel called to serve others through prayer?  Perhaps the Unity Prayer Chaplain program is for you.

If this program is resonating within you, you will want to begin the application process now. You are asked to apply now because of the church membership schedules and Unity class requirements. This also provides enough time for planning your personal time away so as to not interfere with your 8 weeks of Prayer Chaplain training. 


Listed below are the prerequisites and process for entering the Prayer Chaplain Program this year.

An active attendee of Unity Church of Portland, UCP for 6 months prior to being accepted into the Prayer Chaplain Program

Church membership is required prior to being confirmed as a Prayer Chaplain. 

You must complete our affirmative prayer class, ROCK! Your Word prior to the start of chaplain training. This is required for chaplain training. This class is held twice a year for 7 weeks, usually starting in September and then again in January or early February.

To find out more, call the church office at (503) 234-7441

All Chaplain Candidates will have a Background Check prior to being accepted into the Prayer Chaplain Program.

Prayer for Protection

by James Dillet Freeman 

The light of God surrounds me;

The love of God enfolds me;

The power of God protects me;

The presence of God watches over me;

Wherever I am, God is!