Prayer heals a difficult work situation

As part of a management cross-training exercise, a manager with no information technology (IT) experience had been rotated into a critical role in my IT department. His poor judgment was wreaking havoc with the software developers and the mainframe operations team. Overnight, our orderly, smoothly running IT department had become chaotic, angry, and frustrated. Time spent cleaning up the messes caused by his unwise decisions was time stolen from high-priority projects with looming deadlines.

My colleagues and I complained bitterly to each other for several weeks, and many looked to me for guidance, since I was a senior developer. As a student of Christian Science, I knew I had a choice to make. I could continue to join the crowd in condemning and criticizing this manager, or I could turn to God and work this out through prayer. 

One day in my cubicle at work, my heart suddenly and sincerely cried out, “Oh, God, divine Love, show me how to love with genuine spiritual affection! Let me see this man as Your precious spiritual idea, able and competent! Let me talk with him lovingly and without condemnation. Lead me to the loving way to offer practical guidance and assistance. Father, let me bear witness to Your holy presence and power!”

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