Prayers, A Lifetime Of Conversation With Our Heavenly Father - Sun Myung Moon
Devotion [Part 1 of 4]
Please Let Us Become Offerings On The Abel-Type Altar
Please allow this time of our bowing down respectfully before you to become a time of earnestly giving you offerings just as the blood of Abel cried out. Please guide us not to become people who gather centered on our bodies which will decay. Please let us raise up an Abel-type altar representing this people by becoming a sanctified altar just as Abel was a fragrant offering before you and all the things of creation.
We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will establish us as children who are able to bow down respectfully to you, as offerings that are bowing down meekly and humbly, as offerings that are being given to you, and as offerings of joy that are being offered.
Father! Please awaken this city which is sleeping. Please take pity on this people that does not know the direction and is wandering in darkness. For their sake, please establish quickly the children you will establish. Please call quickly the children you will call. Please allow us to quickly realize a center directed towards heaven as a beloved altar which is able to represent the whole.
Father! Please allow us to be able to become meek and humble offerings before the heart of our parent and to frankly lay before you all our concepts, ideologies, and things we insist on. We earnestly hope and desire, beloved Father, that you will allow us to be able to fully realize our inadequacy, and to basically lay out everything about ourselves before our majestic Father.
Please do not allow us to become people who would receive blessings through a conceptual attitude of faith. Please do not allow us to become people who have minds that only seek to receive grace. A history of crying out, "Save me!" has gone on for six thousand years.
Therefore, please allow cries of prayers which are able to say, "Please accept me!" be heard upon the earth, and please allow this to become a time in that we are able to pray, "Since the time has come to report to heaven, oh Father, please accept me. Since I give you everything I have, please accept me."
Please let us be able to examine of our own accord whether we are appropriate gifts for you, and please guide us to be able to bow down respectfully and bow our heads to you, while feeling of our own accord that we are sinners, and feeling clearly our own inadequacies each time we stand in the holy presence of our Father who manifests himself.
Please allow this to become a time in which we are able to bow down respectfully to you while embodying your glory by feeling the original nature of goodness and feeling the essence of goodness, and please let minds of repentance arise by awakening us.
This work is the work heaven is hoping for. Since we know that heaven is mobilized for the sake of this one Will, please take charge of all activities, and please hold everything in your hand through the Holy Trinity moving, and the works of the Holy Spirit appearing.
We earnestly hope and desire that you will guide us to be able to raise up an altar of saints who are able to offer everything to you alone, Father, and who do not have any ideas or perceptions that are different from your Will.
We have prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
May 16, 1956
Please Let Us Walk The Way Of The Tradition Of Abel
We will have to determine the victory through the process of the sacrifice in order for us to inherit the way of the tradition of Abel. Originally humankind should have had one united standard by becoming one son centered on God's love in the position of God's unchanging love.
But we already know that due to the fall, we could not have that standard, and because that brought about two results of love, until now you have been going forward shedding blood in the historical course of struggle in order to unite that into the one original standard.
The way Abel must go is to find Cain. Then at the point when he becomes one with Cain and offers it up, the parents can manifest themselves, and when, representing the world, centered on the parents, he forms a four position foundation, we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow a course of life for the lives of each individual, for the lives of each family, for the lives of the tribes and peoples to occur, that is able to be one in relation to the rules of the Principle which God manifests Himself.
The destiny of the Unification Church, which has gone forth fighting for scores of years for the sake of this way, has been miserable, but now the dark night which was pitch-black, has passed, and we have met this age when the morning is coming in which we can face the bright new sunlight.
We must all change into new clothes, take on a new mission, have new hope, and march forward with three-dimensional hope rather than a two-dimensional hope. When we understand that those kinds of ranks are now coming in, connected from the world, we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow many people to be able to be sincerely grateful for what you have allowed to the people of the Unification Church and to this people of glory who are able to participate by going this way at this time.
We must go paving the way of Abel which we must go without caring whether it is day or night. While doing that, it will not do for us to be destroyed along the way, and it will not do for us to become a group that drinks the bitter, sorrowful cup of the defeated in relation to going over this peak. After having gone over peak after peak, we do not receive the laurels of the final victory from God; rather, we must be able to present them to God.
We must go forward knowing that of course individuals, and families, tribes, peoples, nations and the entire world must do that before you as their continuous missions. Since we know that the heroes of Unification who stand centered on Unification Thought are this kind of movement, we earnestly hope and desire that yon will allow us to become sons and daughters who are praised and boasted about by you as having that thought until the end, and as having attained the beauty of consummation.
Please remember the many Unification Movements that are spread throughout all the nations; please bless the many religious people who are praising the name of God in many places, and please remember all of humankind who are living in misery.
When we think that we have the mission of having to restore through indemnity all the sorrowful spirits that are in the spirit world, we ask you over and over again that you will allow us to realize that the fact that this heavy three-dimensional responsibility is connected to ourselves today means that we are standing at an awesome historical focal point, and please allow us to be able to go to the end as a movement that is able to praise the victory of tomorrow in a grand manner on the pilgrimage that we are going today.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the True Parents. Amen.
May 14, 1972
Please Let Us Become Offerings On An Altar That Heaven Is Able To Be Happy About
Oh Father! We have related to the Will you have allowed wanting us to live in your embrace, but through our minds and through our bodies, there have been many moments that the Will does not allow. If there are conditions that can be accused before heaven and earth or before Satan through our inadequacies, we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will fill in our lack through the touch of your power, and that you will block those conditions through the power of your love once again.
Please let us have minds and bodies that are thirsting, and please allow us to be able to adore the love that has been locked in heaven, and we earnestly hope and desire, beloved Father, that you will lead us to be able to be offered as offerings that will give heaven joy.
Please take dominion so that our bodies and minds may be offered on an altar and bring you joy, and please guide us to be able to become children who are appropriate for you to have personally.
And please allow us to be able to receive completely all your commands and all your advice. Please take charge so that there will be no one who reluctantly receives your advice and your grace, and we furthermore earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will lead this to be a precious time in which we are all able to become one with one mind and one joy by embodying your mind.
Father! If there are any kinds of situations centered on ourselves, please discern that with your eyes like fire and let us win over them. Please lead us to realize that you really exist by raising up peace and gratitude in our hearts. Please allow works of inspiration to appear through which we can reveal our inadequacies and repent.
Father! Please let our minds and bodies be mobilized by that inspiration, and please let everyone be mobilized, and we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow this to become a time in which we are able to offer ourselves as offerings of glory; and as offerings of gratitude to you, Father.
Oh, Father! Please allow the altar of Abel, which represents the people having the condition of victory, to be able to be offered as an altar of the victorious Abel which is able to restore everything through your having added your power of salvation to this people. And we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will lead us to be able to raise up the altar heaven has requested.
We know that, unknown to others, there are many children who are raising up altars of atonement by representing all the people at hidden altars with hearts that are broken and looking towards heaven. And since we know there must be many lonely children who are shouting out representing your heart in caves, on mountains, or in the wilderness, oh, Father, please let the Will you promised in the last days appear before them.
Please allow us to raise up an altar of glory by this people quickly kneeling down next to each other before heaven, and by your pouring out the grace you promised, and we earnestly hope and desire that you will let this people appear holding up a beacon of eternal truth before heaven and earth by building an altar that represents the totality of this people's altars so that this people may sing of joy and victory.
We have prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
July 3, 1956
Please Let Us Become Offerings That Tear Down The Walls Of The Indignation Of Heaven
Oh, Father, who has gone forward unfolding a history of toil until today for the sake of all humankind who are shouldering the mission of having to tear down the walls of the indignation that has penetrated heaven! We have realized that now our minds must tear down the walls of indignation that have penetrated heaven, and we know that through resolving that indignation on earth, we form a relationship with heaven.
Heaven is not forgetting us at this time, either; it is calling to us and is giving commands about the Will of hope which it desires in relation to us. But when we think about whether today we are such that we can respond to that call and whether we are such that we can become offerings of harmony in your presence, we must ask you to please bear with our not having become beings like that, and our being in an position where we are still falling short, are incomplete and are insufficient.
Now please allow the indignation that has penetrated heaven to be resolved through us by our becoming sanctified offerings by having opened the gates of our minds and having repented again. And we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to become your sons and daughters who are able to greet that kind of day of joy.
The final walls of difficulties of the Last Days are blocking the way in front of us, and the course on which we must fight putting our lives on the line blocks our way, but we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will not allow us to become immature, unmanly people, who collapse resenting heaven in our hearts along the course of this battle.
Since we have already decided to give our minds and bodies as offerings, please accept them and do not consider them inadequate. We earnestly hope and desire, beloved Father, that you will allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to hope for your command and who, as the offerings we have made, entrust everything to you.
Father! Please allow there to be many sons and daughters who are able to tear down the walls of indignation. And, Father, please allow us to have victory in the universal battle by becoming altars which are revealed at the same time as being hidden altars in each place we gather. And we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become able to respond to the direct commands of heaven, to have victory in the universal battle, and to raise the beacon of victory up as far as you.
We have humbly prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
December 2, 1956
Please Let Us Become Offerings Who Offer Gratitude For The Grace Of Heaven
When we think that you have given us grace which allows our unworthy selves to be able to come before you, our Holy Father, and call you, "Father," we sincerely thank you, Father. We cannot help but be truly grateful that you have extended the grace of salvation to us, a people who have to live filled with indignation without a day in which the moans of death end.
Please allow us to become children who are able to offer gratitude for that grace by first giving our minds and bodies to the work of our Father who has shone the light of brightness on this earth of darkness, and to the grace of the Trinity which has toiled consistently while passing through thousands of years of history for the sake of this work.
We thank you for the grace you allowed for our bodies, which had been submerged in death, to be able to lie connected to the pulse of love of our universal Father, and for our bodies, which had been submerged in darkness, to be submerged in the flow of life which had been hidden in heaven, by experiencing and feeling keenly your amazing grace through our minds.
Father! Please let us experience and feel keenly at this time that there is no way to repay your grace even if we give you all our minds and bodies. Please allow us to become people who feel our insufficiency of our own accord, and please allow us to become people who feel overwhelmed of our own accord, even though we give you all our minds and bodies.
Father! Since we have come before you offering all the strength we have, all the devotion we have, and our entire minds and bodies, please take pity on us. In spite of the fact that we should have offered ourselves as living offerings to you, please pardon that we have not been able to do that even up until now today, and please guide us so that we may quickly be able to appear as offerings that you can be proud of eternally and you can rejoice over and be pleased by.
Father! Please allow us to realize that you are requesting this people to become an offering of victory, and please allow us to realize that many offerings are required in order to block this people from being swept away by the waves of death.
We have bowed down with grateful minds before the grace with which you have led us and established our unworthy selves as offerings that are able to return the glory of victory to heaven, to settle accounts on the battlefield of good and evil, and as offerings that are able to resolve the sites of your work, and as offerings that are able to take responsibility for all areas that you are worried about, Father.
Father! Please accept us happily as living offerings. After that, please guide us to be able to raise up the altar of victory you have been seeking, and furthermore, we earnestly hope and desire, beloved Father, that you will let your Will of compassion appear to this people and to all humankind.
Father! Even for your pitiful sons and daughters who do not know the age and the time, please let your beacon of love and compassion appear, and please let your beacon of words of compassion appear. We earnestly request that you will quickly establish an altar of glory that is able to subjugate Satan, by having an altar of victory, and that we will return glory and joy as unified beings by being quickly embraced in your bosom of love which wants to embrace us.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
December 23, 1956
Please Let Us Become True Brides Who Offer Everything As Pure Things
Father! Has there been any time that we have offered our minds, will and strength to you as pure things? If there has not been that kind of time while we represent humankind, the people, the world, and the cosmos, please allow us to become sons and daughters who fully realize our own inadequacies before you, and who repent for this of our own accord.
Now we must offer you everything about our daily lives as pure things; we must offer you all the strength we have as a pure thing; we must offer you our bodies and minds as pure things, and we must offer you our characters as pure things.
Even though we know your situation of not being able to take things unless they are pure, we have offered to heaven things that are left over after we used them, and since we have lived our lives in just any old way, please bear with our inadequate selves.
Since now, by taking the example of Jesus who toiled to realize the Will of heaven, we will give everything to you as pure things in terms of our hearts, we earnestly hope and desire. beloved Father, that you will bless us.
Oh Father! Please allow us to take the example of Jesus' mind and experience and feel keenly the heart of Jesus, who worshipped heaven and was not concerned about life or death.
Please let us become Israel centered on love by our taking the example of the Will and character of heaven which are centered on the new love, and please let us attend heaven and carry on heavenly lives centered on love.
We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will awaken us and not let us become people who do not know that we must become true brides of victory who are able to stand proudly before you by having subjugated Satan, and we must become saints who must build the ideal world which heaven is able to enjoy, and at the same time Jesus and the Holy Spirit are able to enjoy, and the myriads of saints are able to enjoy, and even all the things of creation on the earth are able to enjoy eternally.
Now we earnestly hope that you will guide us to be people who, even if we repent and shed tears, are more than able to shed them on the world level, and if we give our entire mind, to do it on the universal level, and if we give everything for the Will, to do it on the universal level, and if we give our entire character, to do it on the level of the cosmos.
Furthermore, please allow us to attain the glory of being able to gather together individual things, and as things belonging to the whole to offer those things by our representing the tribe, the people, the nation, and humankind, through living lives which we offer to you as pure things.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
February 24, 1957
Please Let Us Give Ourselves As Offerings For The Sake Of The Way Of Victory
Father! We have now realized that we must go this way for the sake of becoming victors for God. We have come to know that this way is a way of tears; it is a way of sweat and blood; and this way is the way of the offering which is shared with all the people by dividing one's flesh and blood into all its elements.
We have come to realize that if we depart from this way, we will not be able to live in the universal garden of victory that you are hoping for.
Father! We know that our lives are not our own; our love is not our own; our children are not our own; and all of our things are not our own, either.
We know that if, through our greed, we want to possess everything for ourselves, there is nothing that will be possessed by us. Therefore, please allow us to stand in the position of having become offerings who are able to give everything we have to you.
Since we know that everyone who is a human being must indemnify the grief of six thousand years and become a victor, Father, please allow your sons and daughters who have gathered here today to be able to sing of your glory from a restored position by having accomplished their world-level and cosmic missions while representing only you and not minding this way of tears, this way of sweat, or this way of death, in order to go this was.
And we earnestly hope and desire that you will establish us as children who are able to return all the things of creation to you with tears of joy, and to dominate the enemy Satan.
Since we have committed all these things to you, Father, please let us go the way of tears, the way of sweat, and the way of blood for the sake of victory. Since the responsibility of having to pioneer the way of victory, has been given to us today, please allow us to give ourselves as offerings on the cross by fulfilling this historical mission of victory.
We have prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
June 30, 1957