I Prayed. At Work. Out loud…

was not teased, or judged, or mocked, or ridiculed because of it.
Allow me to rewind a little bit.
I am a Car detailer at a dealership. I clean cars; inside and out. It is not a special job, nor a hard job, but it has been a good job.  In my department, there are about 8 of us; from different backgrounds, and most of whom are not Christians.
It was a co-worker’s birthday, and also the last day in which all of us would be working together. ( Due to some major schedule changes) So one person brought in a cake, and we took some group pictures.
Right about the time the birthday guy ( Who is one of the only other Christians that I know of) was about to cut into the cake, he paused and looked at me;
“Can I ask you a favor?”
Thrown off guard, all I could muster was, “Sure.”
And he asked me to pray before he cut the cake.
I had no time to make excuses;
no time to second-guess myself;
no time to feel awkward or hesitant or shy.
So, I just dove right in, as everyone bowed their heads.

God opened a door, where I wouldn’t even think to knock in the first place.

I was surprised by how NOT awkward that moment was.
How no one scoffed, or muttered under their breath, or asked in a judgemental tone ” Why do you bother to pray?”
I am blessed by the people I work with; Christian or not.
I can only hope I am some semblance of the light of Christ, in this dark world.


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