Earthly Life and Spirit World #2
by Rev. Sun Myung Moon
The Prayers of Sun Myung Moon - Filial Piety [Part 3]
Please Let Us Walk the Path Of Loyalty and Filial Piety While Attending You
Father! Please pardon the fact that we have shed endless tears because of our difficulties. When we had difficulties we often smote our breasts and gnashed our teeth. Please let us realize how unpardonable this was in front of our father. Father, please let us realize that this kind of act could be expected from a traitor who had forgotten the sorrow of heaven, but it is an unreasonable act even in our dreams for a group which knows the sorrow of heaven. We have realized that being joyful even when in sorrow, and being joyful even when in difficulties, and being grateful even if we die are only fulfilling our responsibility at least a little in front of our father, and they are ways to avoid being ashamed in the presence of our father who comes to us.
Now the problem is the kind of position we are in. Have we ever even once greeted our father who came to us, or fed our father who was hungry, or given a drink to our father who was thirsty, or dressed our father who was in need of clothing, or gone to see our father who was in difficulties, or visited our father who was ill? You have said that those positions are where we can always attend you, Father.
We have realized that we must become sacrifices for the whole, and we have realized that it is an ironclad historical rule that the smaller must be sacrificed for the larger. Furthermore, since we have realized that great sacrifices must be made in order to establish the will of the heavenly providence, please let us suppress our own sorrows and be more concerned about your sorrows, and suppress our own worries, and be more concerned about your worries, and suppress our own unjust suffering and be more concerned about your unjust suffering. Please let us realize that if we become sons and daughters like that, the heart of heaven comes to be together with us.
We were those who forsook you, when we had suffering, who reported to you when we were in sorrow, who appealed to you to take care of it when we went through unjust suffering. We have realized that this is not the duty of filial children or the duty of loyal subjects or faithful women. We have come to realize that if you are going through unjust suffering, it will not do unless we seek to shoulder that unjust suffering even if we come face to face with a sorrowful position or the position of death, and we have realized that we are the people who must not let you stay in that kind of position if you are in that kind of position, even if we come to stand in a position which is difficult to stand in here on the earth,
Father! Please open the doors of our minds and dwell in us, and please release your grief which has formed during the course of restoration, and please let the joy and glory of attending you with our minds be able to reach and affect this world even to all the created things of heaven and earth. Since we have realized that you are infinitely longing for that day, Father, please let us become people who fight and fight, and weep and weep, going forward for the sake of that day.
We earnestly request that you will allow us to become people who know how to run forward to the altar of glory where we attend you by establishing a standard of heart which says, "I will be loyal to you in that way." We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen. (May 22, 1960)
Please Let Us Become True Sons and Daughters Who Serve You, Father
Father! We really want to know your hope, your situation, and your heart. From that kind of position we can call you our father, and we know well how much you have longed for and sought for sons and daughters who pledge to find and establish the nation where we can serve you eternally. And we also know that it was only Jesus Christ, who lived and died on this earth, who called you "Father" from that kind of position of hope.
He knew your hope, and knew your situation, and knew your heart. He knew that your hope was destroyed in the course of history, and it was ostracized in the circumstances of the ages, and it remains as a difficult hope while pioneering the circumstances of the future. Your situation is a situation of pathetic tears, and it is a situation placed in an environment no one can sympathize with even if they want to, and he went the path of death together with humankind, and he felt from your position that it was a situation he had to struggle with, and he felt your indignant and angry heart at the time you lost Adam, and your frustrated heart when you sent the messiah. And we know that he did not lose your hope, your situation or your heart, and while hoping for your mighty will and doctrine, he quietly went through a period of preparation, determined to die, pledged before you, and went forth on the path of the pioneer.
We have come to know about the heart of Jesus who faced the cross with the hope he could not realize remaining in his heart, and even though feeling his situation was bleak, in order to not be called an unfilial child he sought to fulfill the duty of loyalty and to carry out completely the duty of filial piety. How much have you longed for true sons and true daughters who can call you father from that kind of position? How much have you longed for true sons and daughters who subjugate the enemy through the hands of those sons, and who bring the enemy to ruin through the hands of those daughters, and for children who gather together serving you and singing praises of your victory: "May the resolution of your grief and your hope for this land of great grief be realized! And may you receive glory!"
We know that you have looked forward to having those kinds of sons and daughters call out to you in your name from that kind of position. We all hold on to you alone, Father, and we hope to become loyal subjects and faithful women who establish your dignity by offering all our filial piety and by offering all our loyalty to you. We are earnestly hoping that we will be able to call you our father from that kind of position, and be able to attend you as our father.
We want only to become true sons and daughters who can really call you "Father," and true loyal subjects and faithful women who are able to really love you. This alone is our treasure; this alone is the purpose of our lives. Until now for the sake of this way we have lived dealing with all kinds of trials, and we are going this way today as well. Since from now we must go forth again, please let us become people who do not pass our sorrow on to you even if death blocks our way.
When we are in a sorrowful position, we should consider that as your sorrow, and we will have to be able to embrace and comfort each other, and we will have to become people who are able to long for and find such a father and such a son. Even if a person like that is dressed in ragged clothes, and he disappears through meeting his final death from a position where he is being ostracized, he cannot but be your son. Therefore we know that the appearance in heaven and on earth of that son and the father whom that son calls, is the end of the fallen history, and the hope of the course of restoration.
We have realized that it is the ideal of the Second Coming to have one son come to the earth who can be established as a world-level son and who can take responsibility for all of heaven and earth as unfinished works. Therefore, from that kind of position, please let us be able to inherit your innermost heart, to inherit all your external circumstances, and to inherit your all of your unfinished work as true sons and daughters, and please allow us to be able to direct the world here on earth, lead the rest of the people, and guide them to you, and please let us be able to sweep away the remaining enemies and to be able to judge again. Earnestly hoping for and desiring this, we have humbly prayed all these things in the holy name of the Lord. Amen. (January 3, 1965)
Please Let Us Become True Filial Children Who Attend You Offering All Our Devotion
Father! We must not become a group that is just following. We earnestly hope and desire that you will let us become people who appear as those who are leading the way, in front of you, in front of our people, and in front of humankind.
Father! You have the grief of having worked so hard in sorrow for many grief-filled days, and since it was the grief of many people betraying heaven and becoming enemy groups, we know well that it is we who must take on the burden of this grief-filled day and these grief-filled situations.
We earnestly hope and desire that you will let us become your sons and daughters who are able to rejoice of our own volition about offering ourselves as heavenly sacrifices for the sake of the universe and all things of creation by taking on the responsibility for that burden.
Now at this time we are hoping that we can report honestly about everything of our past days and on the foundation of pure and clean minds, we hope that our minds can be filled only with hearts that long for you and affection that adores you. By doing that, we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to be true filial sons and true filial daughters who are able to attend you with devotion, and not mind no matter what kind of situation you are in, and no matter how you appear.
Now we earnestly hope that at this time you will let each one of us have earnest minds which bind together all our various kinds of devotion and offer them, and bow down humbly and are able to call out to you, and are able to weep endlessly, held in your embrace.
The father who has come to us until now has not been someone else's father. Since we have understood that you are my father, and our father, we earnestly hope and desire that you will once again hold in your embrace these sorrowful children who are standing on the way of the destiny of restoration and who have to form a destined relationship with you, Father. We have humbly prayed all these things in the holy name of the Lord. Amen. (January 12, 1966)
Please Let Us Become True Filial Children and Fulfill Our Responsibility
Father! We did not know that you are our father who for billions and billions of years could not stay apart from us even if we wanted to stay apart from you. What was your sorrow, Father? We did not know that it was your sorrow to have lost your children and to have lost history. But now following the ardent wish of your sorrowful command, we have bowed down before you in this place and are sincerely grateful to you.
We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will let us become true filial sons and daughters who know that as long as historical grief remains, your grief remains as well, and as long as historical sorrow remains, your sorrow remains.
The time has come when your children must appear who can block this kind of flow of history, and who feel keenly that there remains the path of the world-level Golgotha where the building of an altar for you must be passed on to the people and the world.
Your children who have gathered here, for whom have they lived until today? And what are they looking to as they go forward? We have the mission of having to be responsible for the entire destiny of history left by heaven, and since we have walked forth having determined ourselves and having pledged to do that mission, please do not let us hesitate or give up along the way. We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will not let us become a group that fights with the evil enemy and in the end is defeated and brought to its knees.
We earnestly hope that you will remember the lonely group which is bowing down at your altar representing many peoples today. And even more, we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will remember your children who are shedding tears and looking up to this place today also, and who are struggling saying that they will take on the lamentations of the people and are concerned about heaven and humankind even while on their lonely paths of being driven out in every corner of the peninsula,
We have come to know that all these things were destined relationships in your sorrowful history. As long as the sorrowful relationships and sorrowful history which remain before us are not cleared up, please do not let us become ungrateful children who flee from this path or avoid this path. We earnestly hope and desire that you will let us become your true sons and daughters who are able to learn the duties of filial children and to learn the fidelity of loyal subjects. We have prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen. (March 13, 1966)
Please Let Us Have the Qualification Of True Sons and Daughters
Please let us appear as sons and daughters who are able to promise filial piety to you, Father, who are able to dwell in the midst of your heart.
Father! In addition to having minds which adore you and minds which long for you so much that we cannot endure without loving you, please let us become sons and daughters who long for you, Father, even if we lose consciousness, collapse, or are on the verge of death. We did not know that you are longing for many children who are able to feel ashamed about their inadequate selves even though they have given all kinds of devotion and sacrifice for the purpose of realizing your will.
We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us Unification children to become your children who know how to make efforts to see our heavenly father look joyful while we cover our faces and suppress our joy for fear that our own joy might show in front you.
Father! Please do not let there be anything in our real relationships which holds us back as brave people in the vanguard standing before the will. Since we know well that we are all precious brothers and sisters who were born with each individual receiving one blood lineage centered on the love of you who are perfect, please let us become children who know how to stop and go together with your sorrow. We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will let us become true filial sons and daughters who are able to shoulder your yoke in your stead and release you from it.
Oh Father! Your children who have gathered together here are children who have already pledged themselves to you, Father. Since they have pledged millions of times to offer their minds and bodies to you, please allow them to offer their bodies to you in purity. We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to become your children who sanctify our bodies and offer them eternally to you, Father, and who make efforts to become sons and daughters who reveal your love in place of you. We have humbly prayed in the holy name of the True Parents. Amen. (May 14, 1967)
Please Let Us Welcome In the Original Spring Together With You, Father
Father! Since spring indeed symbolizes liberation, we will once again have to long for the joy of being held in the embrace of your love. Since spring promises a new beginning, we will have to make a new beginning while held in the embrace of your love. Just as all things in nature are in harmony in spring, please allow us to be able to restore the nature of the subject partner which is able to harmonize with the entire universe while being held in the embrace of your love, Father. Just as spring evokes relationships of song and dance, we too will have to long for the time that we are able to do that centered on your love in the bosom of your love.
As though this spring were a foundation for rest, centered on your will, please allow us to be able to long to become people who rest held in the embrace of your love, Father, Father! By inheriting all your internal circumstances in that way, please let us once again internally long for the original human beings who could have made a new beginning with hope in the Garden of Eden, and who could have been immersed in your love with hope. We earnestly hope and desire that you will allow us to feel that kind of destined relationship as we welcome in spring, and please let us offer eternal thanks to you, and let the gardens of our minds be like that.
Father! Please cause all the essential conditions of spring to appear once again in the gardens of the minds of each individual, and please allow our minds to be places where you are able to personally dwell.
It is not the liberation of humankind alone; it is not the beginning of humankind alone, and it is not the harmony of humankind alone; rather you must be liberated, Father; you must make a beginning, and you must become the central being of harmony, Father. Indeed, we must raise you up as our father who can extend out his arms and dance and sing. Since we must become people who are able to prepare an eternal foundation for you where you can rest, please allow this to be a time when we are able to learn this kind of wisdom through this spring. We have humbly prayed in the holy name of the True Parents. Amen. (April 21, 1968)
Please Let Us Become Children Who Comprehend Through Our Hearts
We know that the time of hope which you wanted to realize centered on the ideal of creation of heaven and earth has not yet been able to appear on earth. We know that when you created all the things of creation and humankind, your joy was great, but until now there has been no one who fathomed the heart of our father who looked forward to the family of goodness which is realized through eternal life and eternal love centered on humankind, and there has been no one on this earth who has experienced it. We will have to truly realize that it is grievous, infuriating, and disappointing that our human ancestors could not attend you and that they could not be embraced within your will.
We will have to realize that the place where you want to meet us and discuss circumstances with us is not the environment of the present reality where we have lived until now; rather it is your world of heart which is on a lofty level.
Please let us be able to truly understand that that world will not come about centered on the circumstances tangled through the fall; rather that world is realized centered on the heart of our father who is longing for that one time in which he can feel and move centered on the true original destined relationships which are far beyond all situations. We earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will allow us to be able to stand in a position of being able to comprehend through our hearts and not just say that we feel.
We earnestly hope and desire to become your children who are able to feel that you are alive through the flow of blood in our veins, and who can sense your breath in the sound of our breathing, and who can feel the touch of the mercy of our infinite father through the sense of touch of our skin.
Oh Father! Please let us realize what sorrowful people we are since we have not had a single hour with hearts like innocent children who are able to be comforted by you, completely immersed in the midst of the merciful heart of our profound and lofty father. We have humbly prayed in the holy name of our True Parents. Amen. (November 17, 1968)
Please Let Us Become Children Who Are Able To Be Held In the Embrace Of Your Heart
Oh Father! There are many gatherings of people in this world, but in the midst of them inadequate children have gathered together, in the midst of an environment that has nothing to offer. We are not seeking to possess you, Father, with the standard that you are seeking. Since we seek to repent before you, Father, through the flow of true, deep minds reflecting on our inadequate selves, we earnestly hope and desire that you will allow this to be a time when we mobilize our minds and we are able to thirst for a relationship with your situation.
Father, through your infinite authority and power you have had dominion over this earth and many people, but since we are longing for your mercy and grace more than your power, when we reflect on your words and call you our father, please raise up a revolution in our hearts in order to make our earnest minds able to explode and to want to be held in the embrace of your heart and please bring about a change of heart, and please let us be able to be accepted as people who are yours. Since we truly desire to be like that, Father, please come to us here.
Your situation must become our situation; your hope must become our hope, and your heart and our hearts must be able to become one. And if you are faced with sorrow we should be sorrowful, too, and if you are joyful, we should be joyful, too. Since we have gathered together in this place putting you first, and we are thirsting to become people who are able to become one with you as substantial beings who are your objects, we earnestly hope and desire that you will please act at this time to eliminate everything that is not appropriate, and to raise up original minds which are completely able to conform and to be absorbed there, and please act to make us able to be aware that we are your sons and aware that we are your daughters. And earnestly hoping and desiring that you will let us be able to appear unashamed, with the authority of heaven as your children who have been established in relation to your will, we have humbly prayed in the holy name of the True Parents. Amen. (November 17, 1968)
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