Prayer on the job can relieve stress

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"In a nation where 80 percent of the adults who responded to a recent Gallup poll said they believed they had a personal relationship with God, it is not surprising that [many workers] pray on the job or about their work.

"Some pray for wisdom; some pray for clients, coworkers and patients. Some pray alone at a desk, in a chapel, or even ducking into a bathroom stall. 'It is like a little room, and then you can say anything that you want to the God who is everywhere,' said... Rosemary Miller, a secretary.

"Others, such as Massie M. Horsey, secretary to the chief judge at the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center, pray with coworkers for judges, lawyers and police officers.

"'There is a sense that people are interested in spirituality and faith more than they have been in the past,' said Melissa Rogers, executive director for the Pew Forum for Religion in Public Life."

Jane M. Von Bergen
"Employees Pray for Guidance"
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 25, 2002

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