Pray that You Can Offer Devotion for God’s Sake

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Cheon Seong Gyeong 1023

How many members with longing, yearning hearts have you met? I have met numerous such people. They visit from the ends of the earth to bow before me. Why is this? It is because I have already thrown the line of love, bonded in heart, to the ends of the earth, and because I have already sent an electrical current through it, they know the direction they have to go. That is how it should be. (171-30, 1987.12.5)

Cheon Seong Gyeong 1359

That is how the Divine Principle of the Unification Church is: At the time of the 777 Couples Blessing, most of the American participants had master 1360 Book 9 • Blessed Family degrees, yet they packed their bags, left their nation and flew thousands of miles to receive the Blessing here in Korea. The round-trip airfare for one person to fly to Korea from the United States is about 2,000 dollars. So it would be 4,000 dollars per couple. That would be about 1.3 million Korean won. Why then would these people spend so much money just to be married here in Korea? The answer is simply that it would be of far greater value for them to be married here rather than back home in the United States. It was far better

Prayer and Worship

6. Unselfish Prayer

He who prays for his fellowman, while he himself has the same need, will be answered first.
    Talmud, Baba Kamma 92a (Judaism)

The pure whom you have found worthy for
their righteousness and their good mind,
Fulfil their desire, O Wise Lord, let them attain it!
I know that words of prayer which serve a good end
Are successful before you.
Avesta, Yasna 28.10 (Zoroastrianism)

Sitting cross-legged,
They should wish that all beings
Have firm and strong roots of goodness
And attain the state of immovability.
Cultivating concentration,
They should wish that all beings
Conquer their minds by concentration
Ultimately, with no remainder.
When practicing contemplation,
They should wish that all beings
See truth as it is
And be forever free of opposition and contention.
    Garland Sutra 11 (Buddhism)

Teachings of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Your prayers will definitely be realized if they are not for selfish ends but in accordance with God’s Will and righteousness. (104:109, April 15, 1979)

Instead of praying to receive a blessing, pray that you can offer devotion for God’s sake. To pray out of a desire to receive a blessing is a selfish prayer. It is better to pray asking God’s blessing on the nation and the world. (126:339, May 1, 1983)

My teaching is this: Do not pray for yourself. Pray for the fulfillment of your mission, pray for others, and offer your prayer as words of comfort to God. (91:117, February 3, 1977)

People who are experienced in the spiritual life know to pray for themselves at the very last. If you enter into the realm of the holy, the realm of the spiritual, you will naturally pray for God first. And the moment you meet the Lord, you want to invoke blessings upon Him.
    By praying for God’s sake, you can know God’s heart throughout history. Next you should pray for Jesus; then you will understand his heart when he walked the earth. Then you should pray representing the multitudes of saints in Christendom who have fought for the great Will of the dispensation, putting yourself in their places. Following in the footsteps of all the prophets and saints who walked the path of faith since the fall of Adam and Eve, you should pray in tears, “Please allow me to become an offering to cleanse all their sorrows.” After you have finished that prayer, you may pray for your beloved children, and lastly for yourself. That is the order, according to heavenly law. (7:328, October 18, 1959)

When in prayer we pledge before God to advance the foundation of Heaven’s victory at the cost of sacrificing ourselves, God takes responsibility and fulfills our prayer. To fulfill the content of our prayers, God does not walk an easy path. He goes through many courses to arrive at the place to meet our requests. When you stand in the most miserable situation akin to God’s, then God can directly take action; otherwise God cannot act. As long as we stand in a sacrificial and sorrowful situation, and our true heart corresponds with God’s desire, then God will recognize us and be merciful to us. (18:269, June 12, 1967)

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