The Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon from 1960
Sun Myung Moon speaking, 1960
Once you report before God, you must follow through no matter how difficult it may be. Whatever you do, once you pledge to God, you will resolve it. If you live your daily life with the attitude, you will never fail. However, to reach that level, it will be a real battle.
Satan has his strategy. You should avoid getting mired in his strategy. In order to protect yourself, you must receive from God the internal strength that will liberate yourself externally. To this end, you must pray. Then your prayer will become serious. It will become a serious prayer.
You must align yourself to God daily. When you start in the morning, you should report to God your plan of action for the day. Always, report to Him that you will follow through on your plan. It can be a short prayer. It doesn't have to be a long prayer, but you should report to God. You should follow though what you reported to God.
You keep your promise you made to your friend, right? By the same token, you must fulfill what you report to God no matter how difficult it may be. With this attitude, you fight throughout the day; and before you go to bed, you should reflect on how you did. You report to God that I worked such and such. You should say how much you accomplished -- if 80%, then you should repent for the 20% you did not fulfill. If you ignore your promise or treat it as a trivial matter when you did not fulfill your promise to Him, it will become a problem.
The next morning, you, again, report before you start. Then, if again you cannot fulfill your goal for the day... Without accomplishing your goal, you again ignore or treat it as trivial. If you continue having such an irresponsible attitude for three days -- or more than three times -- you will not be able to relate to God. Therefore, when you do not fulfill your promise, you must take it seriously and offer a prayer of repentance. You will be able to recognize if God accepts your repentance.
Once you report before God, you must follow through no matter how difficult it may be. Whatever you do, once you pledge to God, you must resolve to do it. If you live your daily life with this attitude, you will never fail. However, to reach that, it will be a real battle. Satan will be testing you on purpose.
You stand in a position where the entire universe will focus on what you do; therefore you must be very serious in beginning a battle, where you ask the mobilization of the spirit world and the mobilization of all your ancestors. Prayer is like announcing the full force attack -- by shooting your largest cannon -- to start a battle that determines the rise or fall of your nation.
You declare with a loud noise. Against such spirit, the enemy has to surrender to you. As you repeat such daily battles, you will gain confidence. If you live your life with such an attitude, do you think you will be tired and defeated? If you pray practically and substantially, it is most effective. Your standard of victory at one moment will be connected to the eternal victory. As you repeat it, you will continue to advance.
1: "Origin of Loyalty and Filial Piety" is several volumes of books compiled Father Moon's speeches (given to Japanese members where he spoke in Japanese) from later 60's to early 80's by Rev. Kamiyama. For the above excerpt, it is not clear which speech it is taken from.