Father’s Prayer at Midnight
Sun Myung Moon
January 1, 2004
Motto for 2004 – The Proclamation of God’s Fatherland and the Era of the Peace Kingdom
You stood behind mankind with a heart of successfully completing the providence of restoration….with that kind of heart in the spiritual and physical world — You yearned for the blessing that was lost due to the fall.
How great was Your suffering and sorrow to be able to deal with that upturned ideal. Ownership was deviated to that of Satan. You had to stand as the king of lamentation. The ideal of love which you could not abandon will unite heaven and earth centering upon You. It has been in Satan’s hand, now returning the original position,
Evil people who could never stand in the position to relate with You — how painful to overcome that hill. The plain has been reached, the position of Recreator reached by You. You have worked so hard to the day when we can restore the position of True Parent. We know we must completely connect with your heart to effect restoration. We know the path of restoration you have walked since Adam was to restore this blood lineage.
You have once more reached for that world of light. We know the hard work and suffering You endured to make this possible. We have reached a time of great transition, we are once more working to recreate that which was lost — tribe, nation and world — wanting our families to regain position of God’s children. This responsibility is the hands of True Parents, not Yours.
We can right the wrongs. We want to repent for the fact that You had to go through so much suffering. We want to offer such repentance knowing we are not worthy of forgiveness; yet we want to comfort Your heart.
We who are unqualified want to restore the original ideal so You can have a life of joy, Father. The blood lineage was contaminated in a way you never imagined, yet You pioneered through the barriers of pain and resentment.
We really know how great Your sorrow has been on the way of restoring the realm of Abel. We want to offer acceptable conditions of indemnity, find your kingdom on this earth and the kingdom of Cheon Il Guk.
The position of the Second Coming was to have been established in 1952 — 80 million Christians at that time. A new era would have been opened. Centering also on Korea they would have gone the path of the blessing to restore the blood lineage. However, there was a repeat of the inability of the Israelites to accept Jesus as king.
God will work with the Messiah, the Second Coming, who is to stand as the True Parent, realize an integrated realm of the spiritual and physical worlds, the Peace Kingdom, the Nation of the Fourth Israel, proclaimed on this day at midnight.
We can now proclaim God’s Fatherland and the Peace Kingdom based on the victorious foundation. We are grateful, truly, to be able to make this declaration before you this morning.
We proclaim the Peace Kingdom and want to release Your pain, with a heart of absolute faith love and obedience.
We pray as the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, we pray all these things, to go beyond all nations, and the entire world, to be embraced by your authority and kingship. We pray that you can, as King of Kings, rule over all the world…
With this I proclaim that God’s Fatherland and the Peace Kingdom are now on this earth, in the name of True Parents. Amen.