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Spiritual Practice and Prayer in Unitarian Universalism

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. We may find more joy by keeping a gratitude journal, more peace by reflecting in meditation, more hope after joining hands in a circle of prayer, more connection while marching for justice, more inspiration from hiking in the forest. 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. Check out a congregation near you to learn about the workshops, worships, and groups they offer.

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Examples of Unitarian Universalist (UU) meditations and prayers

Pamphlet: Unitarian Universalist Views of Prayer

A podcast entitled "The Value of Personal Spiritual Practice" (MP3) focuses on Unitarian Universalist Denise Davidoff's personal spiritual practice to "take time to consciously acknowledge the gift of life most every day."

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Last updated on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

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This 2013 collection of Unitarian Universalist meditations is full of open spaces and possibility. Comprised of forty remarkable writings from Unitarian Universalist ministers, leaders, and lay people, these meditations are full of vivid vistas of imagination and reflection. Edited by UU minister Abhi Janamanchi and his son Abhimanyu Janamanchi. Available from the UUA Bookstore.

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