Millions of Christ followers are asking today, how can I make an impact on my workplace with my faith…and the answer is simple. Complex but simple. Prayer. Prayer is simply the most powerful, impactful, eventful, insightful and beautiful thing you can do to transform your workplace with your faith…but it doesn’t work like you think it does. When you start to pray for your workplace and those you work alongside at work…who does the changing. God does…but He does it in you first. I found out first hand that when I started praying for those I worked alongside, they didn’t immediately change but I changed and it impacted them over time. Well Today we head out to Colorado Springs to hear the story of the president of B & M construction who considers herself the Chief Prayer Officer of the company, Barbara Myrick.
Barbara had a praying grandma that took her to church and helped start her journey with Jesus. As the Chief Prayer Officer and President of B & M Construction she has the opportunity to bring peace to her workplace and the employees. The company has a second chance program and apprentice program and gives great opportunity for those that need work and skills. Though these programs can be messy – that is part of living by faith in your work.
When Barbara realized that her employees are broken from worldy worries and consumed by things like anger, divorce, and financial strain she started having “rap sessions” to talk to the about it. She began praying for those that shared and found that peace started to fill the workplace. It’s ok to struggle and share your struggles with others, and prayer can be the healing balm.
Barbara told us that it’s important for leaders to share their pains to show that they are real people. Being transparent can bring the leader closer to reality with the employees. Though many different elements have brought Barabara to where she is today in leading her company, she recently started attending a local C12 group and has found her place. When she learned about the group she got all warm and fuzzy and her husband told her she needed accountability. Barbara has found accountability and so much more through her monthly C12 meetings and her one-on-ones with her leader. Bottom line: Prayer can be a powerful tool in the workplace and Barbara hopes to inspire others with this message.