Please Let Us Become The People Who Inherit The Faith, Hope And Love Of Heaven
Sun Myung Moon
June 6, 1956
Prayers: A Lifetime of Conversation with Our Heavenly Father
We have come to know that as long as God’s eternal hope remains, eternal hope remains for us today as well, and as long as the Will of God’s eternal faith remains, the Will of eternal faith remains for us as well, and as long as the practice of God’s eternal love has not been realized, the responsibility that we must realize the embodiment of eternal love will also remain for us today.
In order to inherit the history of indemnity on this day, we must inherit the hope of 4,000 years and manifest it as the hope of 6,000 years; we must inherit the faith of 4,000 years and manifest it as the faith of 6,000 years; and we must inherit the love of 4,000 years and manifest it as the love of 6,000 years.
Since there still remains before us the responsibility of standing before you and of having to establish the hope of 6,000 years as eternal hope, the faith of 6,000 years as eternal faith, and the love of 6,000 years as eternal love, please pardon our present insufficiencies and inadequacies. Please pardon our present disloyalty and lack of filial piety. Please pardon our having raised ourselves up high.
Now the time has come when we must bring to fruition the hope of all people, and the time has come when we must bring to fruition the faith of all people, and the time has come when the love of all people must be manifested as one embodiment, but in what place has that one embodiment been brought into fruition? We are unworthy, but please awaken us to realize that we must adorn ourselves anew as brides.
We know that today the people who must take charge of the central role of heaven and earth are the believers who have the Second Advent of the Last Days ahead of them. You want to entrust your eternal hope to those kinds of people, but we are concerned whether they are the people to be entrusted with it, and you want to entrust your eternal faith to those kinds of people, but we are concerned whether they are the people to be entrusted with it, and you want to entrust your eternal love to those kinds of people, but we are concerned whether they are the people to be entrusted with it.
Having been entrusted with all these things, we must now stand as people who have become the tribe of eternal hope due to having become people who belong to your love and as people who are eternally unchanging in relation to you.
We must stand as people who have become the tribe of eternal faith, and we must stand as people who have become the tribe of eternal love. Please allow us to realize that this kind of responsibility has been allotted to us. Today each of us must accomplish as individuals the purpose of Jesus Christ who is the victorious central embodiment of the chosen people of Israel. That is to say, we must prepare ourselves as the embodiments of hope, prepare ourselves as the embodiments of faith, and prepare ourselves as the embodiments of love, which represent the whole.
Now after the arrival of the Second Advent we must become embodiments representing everything Jesus did after he came to the earth; that is to say, it will not do unless we stand as the embodiments of the hope of Jesus Christ; it will not do unless we become his successors of faith, and it will not do unless we become his successors of love. Therefore, please allow us to understand this clearly.
Now faced with the course of restoration which must overcome the crisis of the fall, we must be able to say. “We will take charge of your hope, Father. We will take charge of your faith, Father. We will take charge of your love, Father,” and furthermore, we must be able to stand as centers of unchanging love in front of all people.
We know that we will be qualified people who are able to represent the final glory of the Last Days only if we become victorious beings who are able to receive love in your presence. Therefore, please allow us to become people about whom you are able to say, “You are the being I have hoped for; you are a person I can trust and a person I can love.”
Furthermore having received the grace of this judgment, proclaimed before everything of creation in heaven and on earth, we earnestly hope that you will lead us to become victorious children who are able to establish a condition of harmony.
We have humbly prayed all these things in the name of the Lord. Amen.