The Words of Hyung Jin Moon From 2009

Prayer: Determination to Practice Liberation

Hyung Jin Moon
January 31, 2009

This prayer was read by Hyung-jin nim at both the coronation in Korea and the United States on January 31. (In the first such coronation on January 15, a Report to Heaven was read by Dr. Kwak Chung-hwan.) It is a compilation of excerpts from True Father's prayers on different occasions, from as far back as 1958.

Beloved Father, thank You for Your grace as You have protected me while I, out of fear that Heaven might suffer the indignity of being slighted, continued to fight ever since I was a child. When we reflect on the fact that regardless of how good things are here on earth, there is no state more precious than that of being connected to Your original heart, our longing for that connection should be unbounded. We should realize that people who are connected to Your true love are without regret even if they have lost everything in the world. Now we must find our way to the original hometown, the ideal world in which Your love is at the center of our lives. While we are on the earth, we should prepare for the day that we are born as liberated children with free authority in our third life.

Just as a baby must be healthy in the womb to be healthy in life, one's life on earth must be spiritually sound so that one's life in the heavenly world can be sound. In order to stand in a position to receive help from both heaven and earth and to be moving in step with the dynamic fortune of the entire universe, we have to be ready to face death, because the present world is a contradictory world under the dominion of evil. We must be aware that it would be absolutely wrong to cause our descendants to have to carry our burden in our place.

Beloved Father, when we realize that You have been ceaselessly working until now to pioneer an environment that is like springtime, we are infinitely grateful to You and infinitely glad; yet we should become sons and daughters who can lament the fact that we have not yet been able to give our entire life and love to You. In order for us to greet the new spring, we should secure a bond with You through which we can invest our life fully and become totally absorbed in that relationship.

In that way, we can greet the springtime and flowers can blossom for the first time. We should not become pitiful spiritual beings that go to the next world without ever having welcomed the springtime during our earthly life. Just as a flower must go through summer and autumn in order to produce fruit, we also must go through such a process to bear our own fruit.

For a life to be invested and come to fruition, it must go through summer and absorb life elements through the root, trunk and branches until it has the full life force needed to begin a second life. We should become Your sons and daughters who can ask ourselves the question, Is there a living force within our mind and heart that is ready to burst into life in the next world after our bodies have died?

We know that the internal life force must not be invaded by the environment no matter how much time passes and how strong the storm may be. It must follow a course of consistent development so that it becomes a seed that can be planted again as the source of a second life when spring arrives.

In the same way, even if we are not externally powerful, if we are beings with an intense, infinite life force within us -- people with an internal value that can be planted again in the infinite world of the spirit as the fruit of our life in this world -- we will realize that no matter how miserable we may seem, we are not really miserable. I sincerely wish and desire that You permit us to know that even as our outer form gradually deteriorates, we will certainly come increasingly into alignment with our original internal value.

Father, we need to be aware that no one lacking the desire to humbly bow before You can have any connection with You in the eternal spirit world. Please permit us to feel Your deep heart as we open the door to our own mind and heart. Please let us hear Your voice, which is calling to us from within our own hearts, in order that we may find our lost selves. Please allow us to become people who can bow our heads as we feel the hard, toilsome history You have come through in order to restore each of us. 

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