The Prayers of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon - Volume 3: The Determination Volume

Please Let Us All Walk The Family Level Course Of Responsibility For The Will

Sun Myung Moon
March 17, 1970

Father! We know that now before us remains the course of responsibility of having to move the families rather than a course of responsibility to move individuals.

We know that the Will which the Unification Church is hoping for is not for the sake of saving individuals alone; rather, it is for the sake of saving families. Because of that we have walked this way with earnest minds which want to be held in your embrace, and which long for families which are able to eternally praise you and which long for you to reach out with your holy blessing.

Even the people who have not been able to walk together here, and who have left behind mistakes before the Will, must become sons and daughters who are able to stand holding up the value of the ideal. More than our standing in a position of saying, "I am So-and-so," we must become responsible people of both the internal and external aspects who are able to prepare a starting point for the whole by becoming the standard for the construction of the world, and who are able to become the key point of the people with sincere minds which are able to give our full devotion to your Will and hold up the situation of heaven.

As for the individuals, we must represent the families from the position of individuals. As for the groups, we must represent the families of those groups; in the case of the nations, we must represent the families of that nation, and we must become families which are able to represent the providence of the world. And we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become families which go forth embracing heaven and earth, and embrace the world, while searching for one family of peace which you can depend on.

The more we think that we have not reached that position, the more we realize that there remains before us the course we must now go as families of pioneers. Now the time has passed in which God told the individual Noah to build the ark for 120 years. The time has passed in which you anticipated Abel would offer a sacrifice. The age has passed which was through individuals such as when you called Abraham from Haran. *** The age has passed in which you called Moses individually. The age has passed in which you sent Jesus individually and set him on a public course.

Since now rather than individuals, you have called the new families of the Unification Movement, we know that the time has come that the families must present themselves. Please let us realize that the ultimate responsibility which the family must fulfill is that the couple must absolutely fulfill the duty of filial piety and the duty of loyalty in relation to you. Please let us realize that in our lives we can leave behind an absolute new beginning, and that the way to establish the philosophical key point which can prepare an eternal historical nature related to heaven, is the way of a family which has filial piety and loyalty. And please let us realize that this is the hope of the families that must represent the nation and the world.

We earnestly hope and desire that everywhere the families go they will be able to offer themselves completely to you as families that have been blessed at the same time that they praise the love of heaven day by day, while the couple thinks of the Will holding hands, and while struggling to overcome the world stage. We have prayed all these things in the holy name of the True Parents. Amen.

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