World Day of Prayer

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    Clergy representing the world will gather in prayer, peace and love at Renaissance Unity’s Interfaith Opening Service on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm in Warren, MI. All are welcomed.
    The Interfaith Service will include prayers from religious leaders from Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Native American and Sikh traditions. The Hindu Temple Rhythms from the Bharatiya Temple in Troy will perform traditional Hindu dances.
    The Interfaith Service combines people of many different beliefs in a collective spirit of love.
    “As we look at the world from the perspective of the ‘other’ person we begin to recognize that we are all more alike than previously imagined. We experience our Oneness,” said Sandy Hess, associate minister at Renaissance Unity and chair of the event.
    Oneness resonates throughout the Interfaith Service.
    People from diverse cultures and religions will be in attendance. For many this is an event they look forward to each year. JoAnn Plater, Detroit, has been attending the services for more than a decade.
    “The Interfaith Service is an opportunity to learn how other faiths experience the power of God,” said Plater.
    Those who have attended the service find it inclusive, enlightening and beautiful.
    “I am going to bring more people, said Sandra Wettergren,” Clinton Twp. It is an enlightening service where people can experience God in an open, non-threatening way.
    After the Interfaith Service Opening Ceremony, each prayer request is prayed for during the 24-hour prayer vigil. This culminates into Unity’s 20th World Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is, “Heart to Heart in Prayer We Can Heal the World”.
    Unity World Day of Prayer started in 1994 to promote peace and healing of each individual, the community, and the world. This sacred initiative is held in Unity Churches throughout the world.
    The community is encouraged to attend this night of faith, community, peace and healing.
    Renaissance Unity is located at 11200 E. Eleven Mile Rd. on the south side of I-696 service drive just west of Hoover Rd. in Warren, MI. For further information visit http://www.renaissanceunity.org/or call 586-353-2300.

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