2015-02-04-The Power of Prayer, The Prayer
Topic: The Power of Prayer - The Prayer
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Teacher Samuel of Panoptia
TR: George Barnard
Teacher Samuel: “We all did as we often do — take a lengthy moment to clear our thoughts from the countless matters that are hiding in the backs of our minds and that urgently wish to present themselves. We are ready to say a short prayer.
“Dear Father, Creator of all, we come to You, many of us at this time, to sincerely plead with You about the status quo on our world. There is so much unrest, so much unhappiness, poverty and despair. We ask you, Father, to awaken in the hearts and souls of all mankind their reason for being on this earth and for them all to make good with their brothers and sisters the disagreeable inequalities that so damage our society. We thank you, Father. Amen.”
George: “I hear you, Samuel. What we need is a few thousand more like Susan (Kimsey), Bill Kelly, Rick (Giles) and Gerdean — all four gone too early. We need thousands, speaking all languages, unafraid to tell bankers to stop gambling with money that is not theirs and insuring their colleagues to claim fat payouts upon their too early demise. We need the receivers’ voices to shame politicians into serving those who voted them in, rather than their aiding a small group of doubtful friends.
“What we need is central banks that stop printing currency, stop sending out pretty messages and distorting the markets. Better still, no central banks at all. We need factories that make worthwhile things rather than armaments. More important than anything, I feel we need news media that are not afraid of the truth. That would be a start! And that would be better than the warm and woolly ‘everything is just fine and dandy’ when the entire planet is in crisis. We need a world where death is no longer casually rated as collateral damage.
“I don’t have to worry about my position as a teacher. At 75, I feel like I’m 200, but I can still say what I feel … yes, say it as I see it. On the next level there might be some restrictions. Enough. I say, ‘Amen.’
“We’re on a roll here. Who is next?”
Samuel: “Take a further break now. Shortly we shall return.”