Prayers, A Lifetime Of Conversation With Our Heavenly Father - Sun Myung Moon
Devotion [Part 3 of 4]
Please Let Us Go The Way Of Loyalty, Filial Piety And Virtue
Father, if you are not there for me, I can say that I am truly a pitiful person. Then when I say I am lonely, I know that there is no place more lonely than this. I have come to understand your gaze, Father, as you looked at me with the heart of looking at an orphan when you drove me out without a friend to the vast wilderness in which my situation could not be understood.
I have seen how my Father looked as he struggled to find his children with the heart of a parent who had lost his children. When I think that because of that, I have not collapsed and have come to this point today, I am awe-struck, Father.
Even if no one of the world gives me recognition, I am proud that I have my Father. You were my Father when I was sorrowful, and you were my Father when I was happy. But because I have realized that you are in a more sorrowful situation than I, I will have to give all my strength ...
Please do not let depart from myself a mind that is sorrowful from being worried that I will leave behind the grief of not having been loyal from a position where I still have strength remaining, while looking back on the way I have come. You know that I am longing for the time when I can call you my Father, shedding tears, while embracing your heart having pushed myself even on days of rest, and it is so today, and it will be so tomorrow.
Among the people kneeling down here there are miserable, lonely people. Father, they are in the prime of their lives. I know well that it is the nature of youth to want to eat more than other people, to want to be prouder than other people, and to want to be more respected than other people. But these people are your sons and daughters who have buried all the ambitions of this time of the prime of their lives and while struggling and longing for your embrace, they have rushed here.
Now we earnestly hope, Father, that you will become our Father who is able to hold our hands and call us, "My sons and daughters … and please protect the way we are going by participating directly.
The remaining mission on the level of the people and the remaining mission on the level of the world are before us. Therefore, we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will please allow us to become sons and daughters who are able to sing songs of the freedom and glory of liberation in the presence of your majesty, by having been people who do not collapse here and who remain to the end.
It will not do unless we become people who go towards the foundation of our mission which we cannot help but go towards whether we want to or not because we still have the way which remains for us who have to go it, since we have the moral responsibility of children to complete the mission of restoration.
Therefore, we earnestly hope that you will protect us along our way. Since you protected me in that kind of position, I know that you are a Father who will protect these people, too, when they are in those kinds of positions. Since you are the Father who was concerned when I was having trials like that, I know that you will protect them when they are in the positions of trials like that.
1 know that when, in the midst of such trials and misery, we offer a position of victory before you, you are the Father, who, after giving us thousands upon thousands of blessings, asks us whether we want more. Therefore, I earnestly hope and desire that you will bless them also in those kinds of positions.
Father, we know that this age will not last long on the earth. We have met a period of infinite value which occurs only once. Therefore, we earnestly hope and desire that you will not allow anyone to become a person who misses this valuable way and laments for thousands of generations, or in the eternal world.
Please let us become sons and daughters of filial piety during this time when we are alive in our physical bodies, and by letting us become loyal followers and virtuous women. Please let the way we have gone be called the way of filial piety, and the way we have gone be called the way of loyalty on this historical course of the new heaven and earth.
And we earnestly request and desire that you will allow your eternal glory to dwell forever and ever on our foundation.
We earnestly request that you will gather together our movement and all of heaven and earth on the new foundation of glory by revealing the benefit of the special privilege, and please let your glory and blessings and authority of the ages be together with these people, your beloved children, and your sons and daughters who are spread all throughout heaven and earth, and in the future, all the myriads of people who must be established before the Will, and even the billions of saints who are in heaven watching for the resolution of the grief of restoration in heaven with sorrowful hearts.
In that way please allow a world of oneness to be quickly realized in which we are able to realize heartistic oneness with you as the center of the true parents, the true children, the true family members, and the true heaven and earth.
We have humbly prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
March 25, 1963
Please Let Us Become Sons And Daughters That Take Responsibility For The Sorrowful History
Father, we know that the way of grief-filled restoration is complicated like this. But we, who have been treading along and fighting and have gone over a peak which will allow you to be able to rest, can now feel vaguely that the time is near when we will be able to praise the day of hope.
We know that all this is not because of our hard work; it is because of your hard work in order to establish us on the foundation of your endless hard work without others knowing. In this age, you have given us Parents' Day, and you have given us Children's Day, and we thank you for having established us in the realm of this amazing destined relationship where we are able to attend you, focused on a family that represents a tribe, a people, the world and the cosmos, on a foundation that is able to communicate with hearts centered on you, Father, who are able to create all things.
Please do not allow us to become people who lament in the position where this destined relationship is able to lead us. We have realized that it will not do unless we become responsible persons who are able to cope with this destined relationship and who are able to lead this destined relationship and go forward, and we have realized that these kinds of days were necessary in order to accomplish this purpose.
We have realized that it is our mission to have to cope with the responsibility of sons and daughters which is to receive written surrenders from the enemies and to restore the billions of enemies of God, the enemies of humankind, the enemies of all things of creation, and the enemies of heaven.
Now we have realized that it will not do unless we carry out responsible activities to restore of our own accord the entire content of what we have to establish within the realm of all the things of creation which were lost. We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become able to let you rest from now on, to take responsibility for the entire history of sorrow in our age on a horizontal level between humankind, and to be able to return only glory to you on a vertical level.
Now here in this place, please let heaven and earth and all the things of creation become one in this time when we are heading towards and going over the last peak of the providential course, and we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to appear in victorious glory according to the eternal standard of your glory by your preparing the decisive basis for all victories centered on where the heart dwells.
Since many of your sons and daughters are fighting today also for the sake of this, and at this time also are appealing to you, we earnestly hope and desire that you will personally listen to these hearts and all of the content that is being appealed, and please establish a day of the accomplishment of victory in relation to the entire Will.
Please protect all your sons and daughters who are spread throughout the world for the sake of this work in this same realm of grace, and please do not allow them to become exhausted while facing this brutal battle. We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow them to be people who endure and remain to the end until they greet the final day of glory together.
We earnestly hope and desire that you will let us make sincere efforts in order to find ourselves who are not inadequate to stand as victorious, brave people of heaven once again, who embody glory on the foundation which we have coped with, anew by each of us determining ourselves once again through our minds and bodies which are returning home, and we thank you for having been with us until this time today.
Please accomplish everything according to your Will. Please allow only the glory of the victory you planned to be realized in the entire cosmos.
We have humbly prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
May 15, 1963
Please Let Us Become Living Offerings That Are Able To Represent This People, Humankind, And Everything Under Heaven
Father, Please remember the people here who are in the flower of the prime of their young lives. Their lips have not been defiled. Their eyes are still in a position that does not like the sorrowful color of the sky.
The heartbeat that pounds out of their hearts and their pulse and flesh and blood which spread out from it have not yet encountered the Satanic world. Therefore, we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will accept them as yours, Father, and that you will allow them to become your sons and daughters, who are able to sow for the people, to watch for the people, to speak for the people, and to fight for the people.
As they go past thirty and go past forty, human beings worry about the time until their final day of their lives being reduced. Therefore, we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow these young people to be able to not worry about the place they are going and to imagine it with hope, to have their hearts brimming over with the great hope of their youth, and to live profoundly, nobly and broadly while living together with you endlessly, and whispering quietly together with you endlessly.
Father, please remember the youth of the Sunghwa Association who are here. Please let them become living offerings who are able to represent the Unification Church, living offerings who are able to represent the thirty million people of Korea, and living offerings who are able to represent the three billion people of the world.
And we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will let this become a time in which they will be able to pledge anew that they will become living offerings who can become examples for the many people of later generations, and please let them become people who are able to begin as new beings from tomorrow by letting this become a time in which they are able to re-determine themselves.
Please allow us to realize that now the Unification Chur ch, the Unification Movement, holds the rod of victory or defeat in relation to you in the future and that we are facing this kind of important great age which will decide whether we can fulfill the responsibility or not as the final shields.
Please let us realize that it will not do unless we are on this earth. We are insignificant, but we have stood together with heaven by representing the mission of humankind, and we have stood together with heaven in a destined relationship. Therefore, please allow us to realize that even a small person is strong and courageous, and we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to become people who are able to realize that even people who are powerless are valiant.
Who is going to take responsibility for the thirty million Korean people who remain, for the three billion people of the world who remain, and our many ancestors in the spirit world? How very much you must have longed for a group of people who could say, "Please send me!" while looking up to heaven together with a burning desire to advance forward boiling up in our minds, which is able to mobilize our blood and our flesh, as we weep, kneel down, and join our hands in prayer!
This son who is appealing to you has waited impatiently for that; therefore, you have waited much more impatiently, haven't you? Please do not allow your sons and daughters who have bowed down before you here to become people who just put on outward appearances. Please do not allow them to become a group to be hated. Please do not allow the sound of the prayers they are offering to you as they bow down before you to be sounds that can be accused in the future.
These are people who have received blessings. Even if they have been in sorrowful positions, they have not been sorrowful people. They have not been sorrowful people because they are people who are able to make the thirty million Korean people weep loudly, and they are people who are able to make the three billion people of the world weep loudly if they come to shed tears out of sorrow.
Even if they go out to a position of death, even if their individual selves die, they are individuals who are able to make the thirty million people of Korea die for the Will, and they are people who are able to make the three billion people of the world die for the Will.
Therefore, we earnestly request and desire that you will allow them to become your sons and daughters whom you are able to believe and love, about whom you can believe and boast as the very beings heaven has sought for so long in relation to the stage of the remaining responsibility and mission, and please let them realize that they are not people to be pitied no matter what kind of position of suffering they go into.
Please let your glory of the ages be together with them on the shoulders of these young people who are growing, and please form a destined relationship between these people and the new destiny of the world, which will come to the thirty million people of Korea and all humankind.
We earnestly request that you will protect and guard them, Father, so that they will be sons and daughters who have no inadequacies and whom you are able to establish to represent the entire universe by being embraced in your bosom of pride, and by being embraced gently in the garden of the Will you had as your purpose.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.
March 15, 1963
Please Let Us Become Sons And Daughters Of Heaven Who Are Substantial Beings Of Joy Before You
Oh Father, who has gone through the histories of countless areas, with countless persons and with countless nations! We have come to understand your history of toil to find one person by having established one people and one nation among them. You have remembered this people among the many peoples, and you have remembered our individual selves today among the many peoples.
And we have realized that you desire to spread the Will of a particular heart which heaven desires to remember again particularly among the individuals. We have realized that until now we have not been able to become substantial beings of joy in relation to that Will.
Now in relation to this one standard, we will have to determine once again and pledge once again before heaven that we must become sons and daughters of heavens victory who are able to offer ourselves to you as substantial beings about whom you are able to be happy.
We know that you need sons and daughters who are able to take the Korean Peninsula as their stage and who are able to begin powerfully and take as their goal of hope having in their hands this planet earth, where so many people are living.
In these chaotic circumstances of the nation, we will become able to state clearly the way we should go by revealing our hearts before this people and by at least even ourselves uniting together today.
We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become people who have no inadequacies to offer ourselves as substantial beings before you, Father by gathering the value of having become the offerings which must be given before this people which still exists, and of having become the altars which must be maintained before this people which still exists.
We thank you that you have protected this entire day, and you have worked endlessly in order to have us remain in the providence you have willed. We earnestly request that you will bless us to be able to participate in the midst of joy in the position of people who are able to remain when the Will is realized, as long as we do not betray the Will which has been leading us.
Earnestly requesting that you will protect us in the embrace of your warm love until we meet again, we have humbly prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.
March 3, 1963
Please Let Us Become A Unification Altar That Struggles While Moved By The Will
Father! How could the way that you are going be the same as the way that we individuals are walking? And how can we feel that your internal feelings and our individual feelings can communicate with each other?
Our Father, who has endured and gone forward even in the midst of sorrow and grief-filled complications! We are people who cannot even look up at you. We earnestly hope and desire that you will pardon the days of our foolish past when we rushed forward without knowing you.
Now we know the attitude of life that we must have as individuals and the direction we must go, centered on the immense mission of having to judge the world and of having to create a new history. Therefore, we earnestly hope and desire that you will not let us forget the heart of our Father who has been waiting impatiently for that kind of day.
Father! You have worked very hard in order to drive the Unification Movement to this point, haven't you? Now we know that there are many trials left on the path that we must go. Each time we grope for the heart with which heaven endured in the midst of such complications, even though we hold on to you and struggle, we know the fact that we are not able to keep it, and we are calling out to you while shedding tears.
Father! Please let your many children become able to understand your situation. We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will not let us forget how impatiently you have been waiting for children who can be proud after having received the blessing as princes and princesses of victory by having followed the movement you established and having subjugated the enemy.
Even if the seat of the religious services of the Unification Movement doesn't look like anything and is very shabby, please let it become a place where people are struggling to be centered on your heart. And we earnestly hope that you will let dwell, here in this place, a destined relationship that we cannot avoid and cannot separate from if we are centered on your situation.
Even though we are naked people who have nothing at all, even if we collapse due to the groups that are ostracizing us on this earth, we know that if this becomes a place where we fall on our backs, while holding on to your idea, your heart and your love alone, that is a place where you will be able to come to us without fail. Therefore, earnestly hoping and desiring that you will not let a single one of your children who are following this destined relationship, fall away, we have humbly prayed all these things in the holy name of the True Parents. Amen.
December 4, 1966
Please Let Us Become Sons And Daughters Of Heaven Who Are Able To Handle This Mission Of World History
Father, when we think about how hard you worked in order to cause this Unification Church to progress on earth, we cannot think about it without tears. Until standing in this position today, I have not requested any kind of glory. I have not had any mind to want to brag, to excuse myself, or to put myself forward and advertise.
But one thing I am afraid of... I have said that I have gone forth following your Will until now in my life of scores of years, and with a mind that laments that, while going through the past, present, and future through positions of holding the new historical responsibilities, there has been no person who shed tears while embracing your heart in the past, and with a mind that laments that there is not a person like that in the present.
I am not ashamed before you, Father, because in order to establish your authority, it is evident that you gave up human authority, and in order to establish your prestige and dignity, I gave up completely any kind of location, any kind of environment, and any kind of position.
You know that very well. In relation to the historical course where I struggled saying I would find the way of matters that none of the people of the world had gone, you comforted me in every case, and held me in every case. I cannot forget the voice of my Father who encouraged me, saying, "There is no one on the earth who is more lonely than you who are going this way. But there remains more loneliness that you must go through."
Each time the sound of opposition became louder and I collided with the complicated environment around me, the more I shed tears in the midst of that, and the more I was in places where I vomited blood, I embraced those tears, and I embraced those streams of blood.
Please allow your sons and daughters who have gathered here to realize the fact that those matters about which I struggled, saying I would not become a person who resented you, while looking up at heaven, and shedding tears, are what have raised up the Unification Church of today.
That is because we knew the situation of our Father who could not speak. It was as though his stomach was cramping and as though his breast would rip apart. You know very well that we are sighing sighs of grief since we could not resolve all the origin and circumstances of the matters of thousands of years, and even today we still are not able to resolve the origin and circumstances of those matters about which we could not help but determine to fulfill our duties of loyalty and filial piety to you.
Please bend down and gaze upon your sons and daughters who express these minds completely; who resolve those kinds of hearts; who are able to boast of victory in all nations as your sons and daughters; who say they will fulfill the duties of loyalty and filial piety; and who bring about the day about which you can boast, the day in which you can rejoice, by greeting the day that they can praise for eternity.
I thank you that you have not cast me away even though I was in a miserable position. And because those who have gone forth following behind this lonely person, are certainly lonely people, since you have protected them with a tear-filled breast, we cannot help but sincerely thank you who have worked harder than I have.
Even if this kind of heart goes beyond the people and goes beyond the destiny of any satan of the world, we want to be proud that it is the source of life that we alone have, it is a pride that we alone have; it is an asset that we alone have.
The things that we are hearing around us inspire our minds for a moment, but please do not allow that to end. And we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow this to become the motivation for a new promise which is able to make us determine once again that we will fulfill our duties of loyalty and filial piety, and we will promise tomorrow to you once again by regaining the motivation of life and the source of life.
Please allow this to become an opportunity for your children here to go back home with a new fire of life in their breasts while heading to the new world.
And we earnestly request and desire that you will let them become your children who are able to struggle, saying that they will acquire gifts that they are able to bequeath to their descendents by fulfilling their responsibilities of today, and which they will be able to boast about before the later generations, by their having accepted this son as a living testimony.
Now throughout the time that your beloved son is staying, please personally take dominion over everything. And please let this movement become one that must absolutely exist in relation to resolving your grief and accomplishing your wish on the earth by your widening the foundation of victory through your adding still more of your blessings and protection to the way that the Unification Movement is going.
If you need us, please send us into a position of tears, and send us into a position of persecution. We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will please let us become the elite troops of heaven, and that you will please let us become sons and daughters of heaven who cope with the mission of world history, and who are able to carry out the holy thought of Jesus who prayed for his enemies while dying on the cross and was able to ask for blessings upon them by representing you in a position of being trampled upon and driven out, and by representing the people.
We earnestly request that you will let us fulfill all kinds of duties of loyalty and filial piety in order to have the heavenly Will remain, which can be raised up forever and ever, and praised forever and ever, as a mission that goes through the tribe, and is not just a mission in relation to one generation, which can be left to our descendents and our world, and that, as individuals, you will let us attend you as our Father, by quietly keeping all these matters deep in our breasts forever.
We have humbly prayed about all these matters in the holy name of the True Parents. Amen.
January 28, 1968