Devotional gatherings bring people of all backgrounds and beliefs together in prayer. As worship is linked with acts of service, a unifying spirit begins to permeate the community. Gatherings are held in homes or community centers and consist largely of reading prayers and passages from holy scriptures in an informal, yet respectful, atmosphere.
PURE UNITY Family Devotional
This Devotional was organized by a group of 9 Baha'is from the LA Race Consultation call, as a part of monthly service they offer to their community. They offer a copy of the presentation as a resource for anybody that would like to use it.
"Invoking the Muse"
Duncanville, TX host a devotional for Creative Women, with a focus on race unity. It starts with an inspirational quote or musical piece from Baha'i sources; we all share creative work (sometimes we decide on 7–9 words and all write a poem or do a visual art piece for the next time, using them, or a theme) and have a good discussion. (see more)
Prince Williams, VA cluster states, "Is there anything sweeter in the world of existence than prayer? In a recent study circle with a group of youth who were transformed by its power and quickly came to see themselves as protagonists, the answer to that question became apparent. "
A memorial montage dedicated to the individuals killed by police, against the backdrop of Walter Heath singing the short prayer for the departed.
A prayer/guided meditation for George Floyd
When residents of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, neighborhood decided that their brand-new Baha’i-initiated devotional gathering should be held weekly rather than monthly, it was a confirmation of the spirit emanating from a conference held the previous weekend.
Series of cross-state gatherings thrive on unity, meaningful conversations
The thrum of African, Cuban and Irish drums playing in unity. The intensity of shared prayer. “The joy that is found in discovering the love and power of connecting together as one human family,” as a participant described it.
Co-hosting a weekly devotionals
POWER OF UNITY STUDY CIRCLE/Interfaith Devotional
Prayers W/Out Border Inter-Faith monthly Program, a collaborative diverse team began 2019, one year going, now has lead to service together.
Tulsa community has started holding weekly virtual sessions called "Walking Towards Race Unity: Prayers & Discussion" promoted through Facebook and an email list. Each session is about an hour, starts with music on the theme of racial unity, followed by prayers. The group watches and discuss a short video from raceunity.us to better understand the issue or some videos on the history of Tulsa's Black Wall Street. For the second half of each session we have been studying guidance from UHJ or NSA on the topic.