At my workplace, every morning at 9:15 AM, a Supervisor and the Human Resources Director go into a private room and spend 15 minutes in prayer and meditation. Because this practice concerned me, I did some on-line investigation. I now feel better about the practice, even though I am not a participant.
It is more common in workplaces than I thought it would be. Naturally, smaller businesses, usually with a CEO that has a strong faith, engage in workplace prayer more often than a larger biz. Some hints from my research.....
Never force anybody to participate.
When engaging in prayer, do it out-of-sight.....some folks will object if you don't.
Never allow a person with any supervisory or managerial authority to spend time trying to convince their subordinates to join them.
One of the articles I read discussed the fear that non-religious folk can have if they feel that there is pressure to pray. Some people, to protect their jobs and protect their ability to get a fair performance review, will "fake" prayer.
You all know that this Bear is not a religious bruin. I strongly believe in the separation of church and state. I did have an issue with this prayer thing at my workplace. Now I am more accepting.
Your turn.....have you encountered prayer at work? Do you participate? Are you comfortable with it?
What say you?