A month or so ago I asked participants in the European Circles to assist with astral preparations for our autumn 2011 gatherings. Many students have already taken seminars that introduce the prayers we give to do so. Other people have not, and are now asking questions. Yes, once again students are asking questions—but, never mind. I find writing about the prayers is just one more way to express gratitude towards the Guides and Guardians invoked each time we offer the prayers. So, although I would rarely say it to questioners: thank you for speaking up.