Invocation of the Blessing
Sun Myung Moon
July 5, 2007
On this day, in Yoo Gwan Soon Stadium in Cheonan, 1,634 couples have gathered to carry on the traditional blessing of Heaven by forming families of Cheon Il Guk, in attendance of the beloved Cosmic Parent and the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind. These couples have resolved to form true conjugal relationships, passing on the inheritance of Heaven and aiming toward the world of eternal blessing and liberation. We are especially grateful to You for choosing and establishing this day as the very day on which the blessed couples of the Unification Family throughout the world and the couples who are receiving the blessing here can participate together and celebrate this day.
If we who are gathered here today had not fallen, we would have resided in the Garden of Eden, where we would have inherited the blessing as the kith and kin of the Parents of the horizontal and the vertical, centered upon True Parents. At the same time, we would have become the representatives of all prosperity and well-being, and we would have received the blessing and received our inheritance. However, because we lost that right, and in order to reestablish this on the fundamental level, our Heavenly Father, as the original owner of love who can embrace all of heaven and earth, has carried on a history of regeneration and re-creation time and time again, setting His sights on the eras of the individual, family, tribe, people, nation and world. All families of the Unification Family, and the members both in heaven and on earth, are truly grateful for this day. With our hearts filled with our earnest adoration for the endeavors and deeds of Heaven, we thank You for taking part in this celebration.
Closely observed by all of heaven and earth, at this place of blessing where Heaven is bestowing the right to inherit liberation and complete inner freedom, now these 1,634 couples will complete all the promised and long-established covenants of the kingdom of God.
The original, ideal realm before the Fall, which was lost in Eden, was lost in Adam’s family. The family of Jesus tried but was unable to restore it. Thus, it comes down to the Lord at his second advent, coming in the name of True Parents, on the basis of his appearance on earth. This is the occasion on which the foundation to attain and perfect that ideal realm is laid down in each of the families who are receiving the blessing, at the occasion of the blessing, the place of final separation — from which all of Satan’s authority can be completely eliminated in the generations to come. This is the occasion that is being observed by the people of 186 nations across the world.
Father, we truly pray that You will accept this hour as one when You can bequeath the realm of the royal family of the sons and daughters of Heaven, connecting to the right to receive the grace of liberation and complete inner freedom, at this place where our Heavenly Father and True Parents, the Cosmic Parent and the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, are one body, one heart, one harmony and one essence.
We also hope and pray that the relatives and family members gathered here today will become protective walls around those who have received the grace of the blessing today, and that they may become the parents and the family members who can help the blessed couples of today to stand up and actively engage, and teach them to be loyal and filial, and to serve their ancestors with responsibility. We earnestly pray that You will bless and bequeath this day to be a commemorative day on which they can form bonds of unity in heart, through which they can become one with their ancestors, their tribes, and their descendants.
We truly hope and pray from deep within our hearts that today will become a day to be commemorated, on which the authority of the grace of the blessing can expand and be declared throughout all nations and ages to come, like one great melting point as of this hour, now closely watched by the 6.5 billion people of the world.
We also pray that the protection and grace of Heaven will dwell eternally with the 1,634 couples who will forever pass these on, along with the traditional blessings of Heaven to their descendants, tribes, and their nations. I declare this blessing in the name of True Parents. Aju! Aju! Representing the entire cosmos, we all proclaim, Aju!