Please Let Us Feel the Heart of Deep Historical Regret through Jesus
Sun Myung Moon
May 17, 1959
Prayers: A Lifetime Of Conversation With Our Heavenly Father
Oh Father, who has carried out the providence in order to greet the day of hope you have anticipated and waited for, you could not cast away faithless humankind, and in order to embrace the many lonely groups of people, you gave the blessing of Israel, and led history forward, and on the day that you sent the being you had promised, heaven should have been filled with your glory, and through the rejoicing hearts of all the people, both heaven and earth should have been filled with joy. But Father, we know the greatly mortifying historical fact that the sorrow of 4,000 years was imposed on the one person of Jesus.
He was born in a stable, and the more than 30 years he lived were so wretched and so lonely, and there were so few places he could depend on. Today we know that Jesus, who had so few people he could trust, died as the leading character of enmity, and was not able to open his innermost heart to people or express his earnest heart on the earth.
There remained heavenly advice he had to give, but because the people who had to receive it did not believe in him, he could not say everything, and he died with the sorrow of it still being in his heart. Please forgive all humankind who do not know that sorrow of Jesus 2,000 years ago. Nevertheless, we have heard the prayers, the words of advice and the requests he gave to the disciples he gathered and who followed heaven.
We know the mortifying historical fact that the moment when his destiny and heaven’s destiny met, the joy of heaven should have been created, and furthermore a new kingdom should have been built on earth. But the moment that those destinies collided with each other, joy disappeared, lamentation and anguish began, and the path of the cross of enmity came into being.
Our ancestors became indebted to heaven, and we, too, are indebted universally to heaven, so we earnestly hope and desire, Father, that you will pardon the fact that we are a group of people who are seeking our own comfort and who do not know how to indemnify that.
Father! How many sons and daughters do you have on this earth, who have minds that have experienced and felt keenly your grieving heart, who are concerned about the earth, and who are concerned about heaven? Father, we know that they are very rare. Our Father, who has passed through the ages, counseling our lonely selves while not minding putting forth a great deal of effort in order to save all the pitiful people, please establish a new covenant with us. If there is a heavenly Will to give to these people a new covenant and a mission of the new age, Father, please carry out that work.
We have humbly prayed in the name of the Lord. Amen.