GUNS, GERMS, STEEL, AND PRAYER

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ by Jared Diamond.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Historic events and existence are notable, remarkable, and worthy of reflection. What is today’s chronicle of futuristic preservation?”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands, concentrating on it, and opened the book to page 190 to find this passage:

“In general, societies that engaged in intense exchanges of crops, livestock, and technologies related to food production were more likely to become involved in other exchanges as well.”

So long as a child hungers while I am fed, my desire for more is obnoxious digression. I know this. This is why, at a Spiritual crossing, I chose intercessory prayer. Praying on the behalf of others is something that I can contribute. I don’t remember my past lives — and I don’t remember actively choosing to be born and raised on a crop and livestock farm in “the land of 10,000 lakes,” Minnesota, in the United States of America. Yet I do see my blessings.

The exchange that I am afforded to offer, prayer — due to this now highly engaged gratitude — is the answer to “What good am I in a great nation if I am not helping the impoverished?” Through prayer, I am planting seeds for future generations. I pray for the impoverished who are dying. I pray for children not yet born. I pray for those with the gifts and callings to take actions that provide for the impoverished.

I pray for God to speak through me in this medium. Futuristic preservation, to me, means praying in response to dreams and wakeful premonitions (there are a lot of them); calling new lives to earth and praying for those future lives; and prophesying for the benefit of those of you who are here now so that you can take peaceful, powerful action. And I say to those of you who are lucky enough to consume food and technology: As we go forward, become involved in other exchanges as well.

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