At 7:30 a.m., Carl Thomas walks past empty office cubicles, pausing at a few to utter a prayer for the person who would later sit there. For the early birds he does encounter, Carl prays for requests like visa delays and health problems. No one declines his offer to pray.
Though it's early, this is already Carl's second wave of prayer. He woke at 5 a.m., when the morning was still cool and dewy, kneeling and interceding for an hour – like he does every day. He sleeps in a bit on Sundays, waking at 6 a.m., but still continues his regimen.
Carl serves as prayer chaplain at World Headquarters of Cru in Orlando, Florida, where nearly 1,000 people work, though his prayer focus goes far beyond the office.