The Prayers Of Reverend Sun Myung Moon - Volume Two: The Entreaty Volume

Please Establish Us As Children You Can Be Proud Of

Sun Myung Moon
February 21, 1971

Father! We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become children who reveal our terribly petty, base selves in front of your broad, noble, internal character and eagerly long for the touch of your compassion and mercy.

Father, you are the subject of all capabilities! You are the prime mover of all life! You are the origin of heart and love! As real beings in front of you, we entrust our whole selves to you from the position of being like branches or leaves, and if you are sorrowful, then we will also have to be sorrowful, and if you are happy, then we will also have to be happy, and if you work quickly, then we will also have to work quickly. We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become your sons and daughters who deal with our entire living environment together with you in this way.

When we reveal ourselves before your internal character, we wonder whether we are the kinds of sons and daughters whom you hoped for, whether you can relate happily to us, and personally come and whisper directions to us about the path we should go. In order to become those kinds of sons and daughters, more than anyone else we must fulfill the duty of filial piety and the duty of loyalty in relation to you, and we must be able to offer even our lives to you.

Since we know that we can not remain connected to the will on the stage of life if we are not able to have a relationship as your sons, please melt our minds which are like sticks and stones and let them resemble your mind. We earnestly hope and pray that you will allow us to establish a relationship where your situation and our situations meet, and we can be absorbed into you.

It will not do to remain not being able to help lamenting our fleeting lives together with the flow of time. With hope, determining a hope-filled tomorrow, taking authority as your sons, we will have to greet a day of joy, a day of rejoicing, and a day of pride.

We who know the will know your capacity and know through experience how amazing you are, and we know that we must stand in a position with dignity and authority as the victors of tomorrow, as the builders of today, as the victors of history. To do that we must not be pitiful people who always lament over themselves and can not put themselves forward. Please allow us to become your sons and daughters who know how to determine ourselves.

Now please allow our minds to be able to give you joy. And please allow our bodies to be the way you want them. Please allow us to be able to offer eternally before you our bodies to become living altars of victory and our minds to become living sacrifices of victory. Then please allow us to become the sons and daughters you are not ashamed to put forth before all things of creation and about whom you can say proudly that this is the sacrifice you have been looking for, and these are the beings of hope you have wanted to meet. We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the True Parents. Amen.

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