Prayers, A Lifetime Of Conversation With Our Heavenly Father - Sun Myung Moon
Loyalty And Filial Piety [Part 2 of 4]
Please Guide Us As Those Who Represent The People And Humankind
Father! If we are sent as the representatives of this people which is asleep, even if we are facing a position of hardships and privations, we know that this must become your glory and your joy, and we know that if our sorrows, our despair, and our lamentations are not centered on ourselves and are for the sake of all humankind and the cosmos, there is nothing more glorious than that. Please act to fill us with hearts that are concerned about heaven and are concerned about the earth alone, and we earnestly hope and desire that you will make us into people who on our own cannot help but feel the mission given to us by heaven even if we do not want to feel it.
Please let us clearly realize that we ourselves are now standing facing the Will of heaven, and please let us have hearts that are conscious of the fact that when we act, we act representing heaven. Please let us fight opposing Satan while representing the people, and please let us fulfill the responsibility you have given us. And we earnestly hope and desire, beloved Father, that you will guide us to become sons and daughters who are able to receive and handle the blessings you have allowed us while representing the people.
And please allow us to awaken this people which is asleep, and please let us become sons and daughters who are able to appeal to you in order to save all the people of the world who are being swallowed by the darkness.
Even though we take responsibility, please help us not to stand in a position of taking responsibility for our individual selves alone. While placing our lives before you, we earnestly hope that you will lead us to become the people you hope for who are able to stand as responsible leaders, representing the people and humankind.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
August 4, 1957
Please Lead Us Through The Crisis Of The Cross Which Is Leading Towards The Ideal Kingdom Of Heaven
We know how much you, who lost the original true people, have toiled in order to carry out the providence of restoration throughout the long ages. Please allow us to experience and feel keenly through our minds and through our bodies that you have gone through crisis after blood-curdling crisis in the course of history while longing for the original Adam and Eve.
We know that having inherited this work, our ancestors, who accepted the Will of the providence, have also walked the lonely path of the cross in each place they went. We, who are facing the Last Days today, know that the providential responsibility and the historical responsibility still remain that we must go this way of the cross which we have been going but which still remains. Therefore, please urge us on once again with your power and your counsel. And we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to become people of joy who are able to sing songs of your glory in the original garden you hoped for by having gone through all the crises of the cross which are left.
Since the time has come that it will not do unless we make a heroic determination and go forward as though we were going out to the battlefield carrying arms in order to accomplish this work, oh Father, please let us become those who make a heavenly determination and who are able to go forward and sweep aside all of the crises of the cross which are blocking the way of the history of the providence, and please permit us to have the power to go forward fighting the many satans who are blocking the way we are going. Father, we earnestly hope and desire this.
The time of the providence is hastening the Last Days, and the waves of death have swept around us and without any exception seek to swallow us. We know that you know we are faced with a chaotic environment, and your heart which worries about us remains on this earth, as do the footprints of your hard work. We know that as you look at all this, your mind is inexpressibly anxious; therefore, Father, we earnestly hope and desire that you will lead us and have compassion for us at this time.
If we have lonely hearts, let us empty them out at this time and we must change them and take on your heart. If we are sorrowful and have inexpressibly frustrated hearts, we are in the pitiful situation of having to exchange them for your heart of joy and life. Oh Father who knows this, in spite of our being those who should take responsibility in your stead and relieve you of your difficult position, rather you are taking care of our difficult situation. And we earnestly hope and pray, Father, that you will bear with the fact that we are within the fallen realm and have to receive strength from you again.
Please allow us to be able to live attending you personally in your garden of glory having appeared as people of victory on the field of battle, and please let us become your sons and daughters who are able to sing songs of your love having realized the entire Will you hoped for, and please let us become the sons and daughters you have sought for and about whom you can boast, standing us up before the world of Satan and all things. And we earnestly hope that you will allow us to become true children who are able to comfort our father with songs of by and glory as people who have accomplished your hope, your work, and your thought, and who are able to live with you forever as the sons and daughters who were found before you.
We have prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
February 22, 1958
Please Let Us Become Children Who Go Beyond The Worldwide Wall Of Sorrow
Father! Ever since the day when the battle between Cain and Abel began, since the time when the foundation of death became established, the world of death has not disappeared and still exists. And while humankind could not cast off the yoke of this kind of environment, we of the present feel that your history of struggle has continued.
Now if conditions for lamentation remain, those conditions must be resolved, and if work remains that we must do, we must once again feel that it is the work of having to organize and settle the accounts of this foundation which has gone wrong.
Having goodness as its basis, and having gone the way of crisis after crisis until now, the history of sorrow has continued as a history of getting up and running into sorrow again, and collapsing, and after collapsing, getting up again and running into sorrow again, and since this wall of sorrow has appeared before the eyes of this present generation, we have come to think that it remains as the world-level wall.
Oh Father! In order to break down this wall, the individual will not be enough. And a few friends who have a common will shall not be enough. In order to do that you had us establish families by calling and gathering individuals together, and establish tribes by calling and gathering families together, and establish the people by calling and gathering the tribes together, and establish the nation by calling and gathering the people together. The hope that you held was that even if we established the nation, we would march onward toward one unified world.
But we must think that it will not do if we do not have the individuals, families, tribes, and people who are able to atone for sin and take responsibility for your work according to the purpose of your Will.
In spite of the fact that history became sorrowful externally because of humankind, how many sons and daughters do you have who are struggling for the sake of the world and who are taking responsibility for all those things here on earth?
Please let this become a time when we each re-examine our hearts and have a new attitude in relation to you. Please let this become a time when we are able to consider once again whether we have become people whom you can remember as having the conditions of compassion and the attitude of compassion.
Oh Father! We must come to understand that even while you are suffering, you respond to our requests and you are waiting for the time when you can give us blessings. We have come to think about how severe the suffering of your heart must have been, and how severe the wounds of your mind must have been as you faced the sorrowful history for six thousand years as days like that continued on.
Who is there who could remove this kind of distorted, blocked, heartistic grief? It will not do unless it is a true son of filial piety, and it will not do unless it is a true daughter of filial piety. But we know that it cannot be done by a filial son centered on the family, and it cannot be done by a filial son centered on the tribe, and it cannot be done by a filial son representing the people, either. Please act to let us know the truth that unless it is a true son of filial piety who, representing the world and representing heaven and earth, is able to appear and be proud before Satan, he will not be able to bring out the pierced and hidden heart in your mind.
We earnestly hope that you will pardon the patriots of the past who were not able to realize that you were in such an awesome internal predicament, Father.
And we have earnestly and humbly prayed in the names of the True Parents. Amen.
June 8, 1967
Please Let Us Fulfill Our Responsibility As Sons And Daughters Who Go Beyond The World And Fly
Please take pity on your children who have gathered here. Through your word we have come to know that we have inherited something called "our responsibility" together with an awesome history. We have come to know that the courses of indemnity of the individual, the family, the tribe, the people, the nation and the world still remain in it. But feeling that the remaining years of our individual beings are far too few to go this way, we must become your sons and daughters who of our own volition are able to reflect on and blame ourselves for not having completed that responsibility while in our prime.
We have come to know the truth that we should not avoid the cross we are carrying; rather, we should say we will carry even the remaining crosses, and that even if we die as we carry them, if we collapse at the point where we are able to say we will go all the way and then die, the domain of the good world will have been broadened in accordance with the principle of heaven which is that through one such person you can harvest three people.
We have come to know that you have gone forward with the strategy of first being struck and then taking away, and with the strategy of multiplying after dying, and with the strategy of losing oneself and finding the whole. Today it will not do if our Unification Church becomes the Unification Church for the Unification Church itself. It must become the Unification Church for the sake of saving the nation.
And the Republic of Korea must not become a nation for the sake of the Republic of Korea; rather, it must become the Republic of Korea for the sake of saving the world. And the world must not become a world for the sake of the world; it must become a world relating to the love of God who is the sublime source of life. We must realize the awesome truth that humankind can find happiness when they are connected with the path of life of the entire universe.
We have come to know the fact that although we are low, base beings, behind the lofty, precious direction of our minds lies an awesome historical destined relationship. When we think of things like this, we realize we will have to go forward matching our footsteps to the direction of our minds by becoming friends with the loneliness of our minds.
We have come to understand that even if we have to cut off all our external relationships, we must be on that side and that way is the way we must go. We have come to know that in going the path of moral principles today, we must find the destined relationship of the subject partners and the object partners of the mind and go forth.
Please remember your children who have gathered together here, and please allow us to stand in the position of object partners centered on your love. Please let us become sons and daughters who are able to appeal to you shouting out loud staying up all night. Please allow us to be awakened to the fact that if there are sons and daughters who shed tears over and over again as they long for you, the tears of those sons and daughters will not be for naught.
We know that the position in which we must stand is the position of God's sons and daughters. We earnestly hope that you will allow us to fulfill the responsibility of sons and to fulfill the responsibility of daughters in that position with minds that embrace the world and not just our personal beings and with minds that would save the world and then die. Please allow us to understand that it is the responsibility of sons and daughters to go beyond this world and fly because what you are hoping for is on the world level.
We have prayed in the name of the lime Parents. Amen.
February 14, 1971
Please Let Us Become Sons And Daughters Who Have Taken Responsibility For The Battle For The Sake Of Heaven
We know that the course you have gone while pioneering a path of life was an extremely serious course, and it was an extremely sanctified course. We know that if the course of the remaining providence is a course of sorrow, we are responsible to block this sorrow, and we also know that a person who cannot feel the infinite sorrow of heaven will not be able to take responsibility for that sorrow. Since we know that it will not do unless we take responsibility for the remaining battle for the sake of heaven and for the remaining sorrow of heaven, please let us become people who are able to take responsibility for the sorrowful heart of heaven and the remaining battle.
We know that it will not do unless we experience and feel keenly a greater sorrow than anyone else in order to cope with this situation, and we know that we must not become people who give up even if we are in the position of being falsely accused more than anyone else while on the field of battle.
Father! Since Jesus came to the earth and left, 2,000 years of history have passed, but the altar of true victory, which Jesus established on Mount Calvary and about which heaven wept together with him, has not yet appeared on the earth. We know that the time has come when the summit of Gethsemane must appear and the time has come when the summit of the world-level Golgotha must appear which connects heaven and earth, when heaven cannot help but move and humankind on the earth cannot help but move.
There must be many believers who are equal to this kind of responsibility. But the more we realize that there are no groups to which heaven can come and be happy, the more we realize that this is a reality about which we cannot help but weep as we look at this earth because we are sons and daughters who are concerned about our Father's heart.
Please allow us to become people who are able to take on all the historical sorrows by becoming sons and daughters who are able to establish ourselves in your innermost heart, and hold on to your hand while offering you all our minds and bodies today.
We know that it will not do unless this becomes a time when our minds and bodies are resurrected through the work of your personal actions. Please pardon that we could not fulfill completely the responsibility you gave us, and please forgive that we could not offer complete devotion in relation to you, and please pardon that we could not live lives overflowing with tears as we clung to your heart, and please pardon that we have forgotten the fact that you did not mind walking a path of toil in order to find our individual selves.
We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to control our minds and step forward centered on your heart, having realized everything that was inadequate about each of our pasts, and having made new determinations and new decisions. We earnestly hope and desire that through this time you will bring down the blessing which you will allow to this people.
Please allow your sons and daughters who have responsibility for the day of victory to be able to handle that responsibility and that mission. We know that it is this people's responsibility to realize this will and reveal your glory. Since we know that there are unending trials along the course of completing that responsibility, we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to go forth representing you, having taken responsibility even for this course of trials.
Please also bless the many people who do not know this Will. At this time when people are being carried away by the tide of life and death, please allow many groups to appear among humankind who can become your sons and daughters who cling to you. We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that from among the people on the earth you will allow many sons and daughters to appear who are able to stand before you and handle the entire responsibility, thereby allowing humanity to avoid the rod of judgment.
If there are people who do not know about this kind of mission, this kind of age, and this kind of responsibility, please warn them through us, and we earnestly hope that you will allow them to become sons and daughters who can handle the responsibility and mission of the Last Days.
We have prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
March 15, 1959
Please Let Us Quickly Realize The Kingdom Of Heaven Of Peace Where We Can Have Faith In You
Father! Do you have any daughters who say that they are blessed with your earnest heart and your sorrowful heart and they will take responsibility? Please encourage them. Do you have any sons like that? Please hold on to them.
We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to become true sons and daughters who are able to show you that we are people you can be proud of, people who praise your glory, who raise high a triumphal song before you, and who obtain the glory of victory on the final field of battle which you left behind.
Father! How much you must have hoped for the appearance of families and brothers and sisters you could be happy about, and how much you must have hoped for such a tribe, people and nation! We know that if we become like that, then all these peaks of Golgotha cannot help but become flat land, and Satan's power cannot help but be swept away, and heaven cannot help but take the rod of this Will and urge us on. We earnestly hope that you will allow us to become your sons and daughters who are able to be obedient for the remaining course.
Since we still are filled with grief that we have not been able to love you, Father, that grief must be resolved, and since we still are filled with grief that we could not fulfill our duty of filial piety to you, Father, that grief must be resolved, and since we still are filled with grief that we could not fulfill our duty of loyalty to you, Father, that grief must be resolved. In order to do that, we must fulfill the duty of filial piety and we must fulfill the duty of loyalty during this course of battles.
We must quickly realize the Kingdom of Heaven of Peace where we can have faith in you, Father, having fulfilled the duty of loyalty and having fulfilled filial piety while attending you. For the sake of that day, we must be proud of today and prepare for tomorrow. Please do not let us become exhausted while going this way in happiness, and we earnestly request and desire that you will not let us become people who betray heaven. Please do not let us come to a point where we curse heaven.
Please let the tears we shed become the source of life for all people, and please let them become an incentive for life for the many people who cannot help but go that path of tears. Please let our way become one which leaves behind destined relationships that are able to fulfill the duty of loyalty and be grateful. We earnestly hope and desire, Father that you will allow our sorrowful lives to become those kinds of lives and our path of adversity become that kind of path.
Father! Please bestow blessings upon this people and please bestow blessings upon all the people of the world. Please resolve the grief of the many spirit people who are waiting in heaven for the day of the Second Advent. Please let the world that you are able to govern be quickly realized, and the kingdom of peace be built on the earth and your grief and Jesus' grief be resolved. We earnestly hope for and desire this. Earnestly, earnestly requesting that the day will quickly come when we are able to return glory to you and be happy together with you when the earth is filled with glory and victory for eternity.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the True Parents. Amen.
December 26, 1965
Please Let Us Go The Path Of Filial Piety And Loyalty For The Sake Of The Foundation Of Rest For Our Father
Father! We know that you are hoping that we will become true sons and daughters of filial piety. Now please allow us to understand that we must make true families, true tribes, true peoples, true nations, and a true world.
Father! Until today, where in heaven and earth has there been a land where you could place your foot? Has there been such a clan? Has there been such a nation, or has there been such a world? You were always a foreigner. We know that if the wind blew from the East, you were driven to the West, and if the wind blew from the North, you were driven to the South, and you have continued to live this kind of phantom-like existence for 6,000 years.
We know that due to the mistake of one day of our human ancestors, you have had to go through this complicated history. Father! Since we have the Unification Church which looks forward to the true concept that the fallen history must be recreated and reorganized, please remember us.
We know well what kinds of results were brought about throughout the course of history by all the historical mistakes of our ancestors, and we also know well that a history of great grief and sorrow has come down to us. Father, we have experienced and felt keenly to the marrow of our bones that this kind of history must not be repeated again.
Please let only the path of loyalty and filial piety which can be for your sake become the highest purpose of our lives. Please let us become your workers who are able to be grateful for this kind of position where we are determining our loyalty and filial piety to you.
Please don't let Satan, who has been following us, follow any more, and please let us separate from him. We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become your sons and daughters who are able to joyfully go over the high, steep mountains which we must go over in the future.
Father! We thank you that you have established this holy day and this nation on this earth. Since we know how much you have worked until this day came, and how much all the things of creation, which have been lamenting, longed for this day, please receive all these things in joy. And earnestly hoping that you will act so that we will be able to quickly realize the day when the world-level victory can be obtained on this earth.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the True Parents. Amen.
June 19, 1966