REVEREND SUN MYUNG MOON
THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER
April 15, 1979
Belvedere, New York
Translator - Bo Hi Pak
Everyone harbors hope. There is no one without hope. How each one
can accomplish that hope depends not upon heaven but upon the individual.
There are two ways of doing so-through your own power alone, or by receiving
cooperation from others. If your desire is extraordinary and great then
your responsibility is also great. If you cannot fulfill it on your own,
you need help from outside.
When you start elementary school your purpose is to finish with a good
record. In order to finish with good marks your own effort plus the effort
of your teachers is needed. The same is true of junior high, high school and
college life. It is not easy to fulfill 100% of your desire at each level of
study. What kind of attitude is needed? First you need total concentration
which leaves you time for nothing else. If you think about playing and
meeting your friends first, you cannot fulfill 100% of the goal.
From this standpoint let us analyze the life of believers. What is our goal
? It is to become sons and daughters of God. There are many kinds of sons
and daughters: An adopted son is a son; also there may be a rebellious son,
a son of filial piety, and a son who is mediocre. In this situation becoming
a true son and daughter is difficult.
In order to become a true son or daughter you must concentrate on the goal
100%, looking to the True Parents constantly and thinking of nothing else.
Just becoming good sons and daughters to your natural parents is not easy,
but how much more difficult it is to become absolute sons and daughters of
God. When you call upon God, your Father, He does not answer right away.
Even though you call upon God, if in your innermost heart you are not sure
whether He even exists then God would not answer.
What is the fall of man? It is nothing more than departure or separation
from God. Man has been separated to the degree that he has nothing to do
with God. We are going back to restore that original union. We can use an
analogy from our world. Perhaps because of an unfortunate incident a child
is separated from his parents at a very early age. After he is grown he may
have occasion to meet his parents, but they will be total strangers to him;
he will not know who they are. This young man must have some assurance that
this man is his father, and at the same time, there must be some witnesses
to testify to the fact. Even if he knows they are his parents, there is
still some conflict and feeling of estrangement between the two parties.
In order to become a true child to your parents, you must inherit their
desires. Between the two there should be only one desire; their road in
life should be your life, and your desire should be theirs. Parents give
their heart and soul to the children, and the children must do likewise.
When you are in one union, even though there are two separate parties there
is still only one goal and one desire and purpose. Then the fulfillment of
each becomes the joy of the other. Fulfilling a task becomes the common
joy of father and son. When you continue that way of life for one year,
ten years, a whole lifetime, there is total unity between parents and children.
Today our task is to discover the true desire of God, because as believers
our goal is to be sons and daughters of God. What we eat and drink and where we
live are not part of God's central concerns; these are things everyone does.
In the Bible Jesus said not to worry about where to dwell and what to eat,
that this is what non-believers worry about. You must seek God and His
righteousness first. What is His kingdom and what is that righteousness?
For us as Unification Church members, that kingdom and righteousness is
the fulfillment of the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. When Jesus spoke of
God's kingdom, he wasn't referring to just one nation; God's righteousness
isn't limited to one nation's righteousness, but includes the whole kingdom
that God designed. For instance, the American people's righteousness is
secondary to that of the kingdom, not primary. If the righteousness of a
whole nation is secondary, then clearly your own personal desires are much
farther down the line.
God's kingdom should engulf the nation, and the family and individual
should come within the scope of that nation. Imagine that this large circle
is America; within it are circles for the society, tribe and family.
The shapes are the same and they differ only in size so they can all be
contained within the large circle. The crossing point of the axes is the
center of each of the circles. There may be a big nation and small nation,
but the same vertical line cuts through them both. Everything is centered
on that axis, and that alignment can be connected to one primary desire.
An individual trying to achieve the highest goal does not have to leave
his own country or society or family. He must actually go to each of them and
penetrate each stage. Another way of depicting this is to picture you as a
locomotive pulling a family behind you, plus a society, nation and world.
All of these can be aligned behind you. When you move, the train of the
family, nation and world and spirit world moves behind you.
Does this concept apply in the context of today's America? This is the
so-called "me generation," and among other things it means that America
is totally isolating herself from the rest of the world. God is trying to
fulfill one harmonized world, and so when anyone thinks in a selfish fashion
he is a traitor to God's own desire. Americans say they don't care about
their country. There are people of all five colors of skin in this country,
and if they only care about their own race then in God's sight they are the
most traitorous foe. They are causing barriers to emerge between the races,
which is totally opposite to God's will.
I want you to understand that God's will always centers on one focal
point for everyone-for the family, nation, world and cosmos. That's the way
God designed the world. What is that center? That central principle or axis
of the universe is the father-son relationship. In any family there is a
father-son axis and everything else surrounds that. When one family assumes
the father position, other families assume the son's position.
Any corporation operates the same way; the president is in the father's
position and the employees are in the children's position. The concept
should be that the employer is working for the sake of the employees and
each employee is working not for his boss, but for the well-being of his own
corporate family. A head of state is in the parental position and the people
are in the children's position. A true central figure should be thinking like
a father would think. Without that parental heart anyone in that position
is a false central person.
The criterion of comparison is whether he is better or worse than your
own father. The people should love the central figure of their nation like
their own father, because after all, their own natural fathers are also in the
position of children to that person. Those fathers would expect their children
to love the head of state and the nation more than their own fathers. With
this viewpoint the children can participate in patriotic action even to the
extent of giving up their own lives and sacrificing their own families. Above
the president of the nation should be someone in the position of president
of the entire world. The head of state should be loyal to the president of
the world to the same degree. Almighty God resides above that man, and he
should be loyal to God in the same fashion that everyone is loyal to him.
Why should it be like this? From the individual to God there should be
one central connecting axis, with the result that everything in between is
like a bridge between the individual and God. In any company operating under
this principle the president would serve his employees like a father would
his own children. The employees would work for the well-being of the company
just as children would for their father, and naturally such a company would
prosper and be righteous.
What about the Unification Church in light of this principle?
The Unification Church is bound together by the father-son relationship,
but our purpose is not to advance the well-being of the church. We are
here to accomplish something greater for the sake of the world and cosmos.
I always teach you to sacrifice yourselves to help the nation and God,
never to live for the prosperity of the Unification Church. If we truly
practice this ideology then it has to become the central theme of the world.
Then we can use the Unification Church as a ladder, going all the way to the
top with the same principle. You are working toward being tribal messiahs,
then national and world messiahs, all the way to God.
When I was searching after the Principle I spent many agonized nights in
prayer, and the central theme of those prayers was to understand what the
central axis and core principle of the universe was. Ultimately the answer
came that the central axis was the father-son relationship, which I have
just explained. When we live up to that principle then we are going to bring
a world of peace and unity. Since the universe is organized this way when
you look horizontally at other people you are seeing no one else but your
brothers and sisters. You are linked together because you have common parents.
If the younger children serve and love their elder brother more than
their parents, would the parents be jealous? No, they would smile ear to
ear to see such an exchange of love between their children. I know you love
me and love God, but when I look at you I want to see whether you have that
love among yourselves. That becomes my joy and something beautiful to behold.
In order to become true sons and daughters you must first love each other more
than your parents; that is the most beautiful gift you can give your parents.
If you are loving in that way then you are positioning yourself closest to
the parents. Then even if you don't know Principle intellectually, no one
could say you don't know the truth.
In the Unification Church we have a common rule about who is the true
member of the church; he is the one who truly loves his brothers and sisters.
Not only I think that way, but company presidents, national and world leaders
should think that way as well. God Himself is that way. Do you think there
are different principles working on each different level? Would you welcome
this principle of love if this works in every different situation?
To become sons and daughters of God you have to move the heart of God
and entice His love. If a person leaves for a far-away place, would he be
separated and not have anything to do with this theme? Whether a poplar
tree is at Belvedere or New York, it is still a poplar tree. Wherever you
go, this principle shall remain as the standard. If you want to live by
another principle, I say to you, go ahead and try to find a better one.
Do you agree that God's kingdom and righteousness shall be built by this
When this relationship is expanded horizontally it is known as the
subject-object relationship. Right now I am subject and you are objects.
When you are united in that relationship with others, even a piece of chalk
can be very precious. In this relationship everything you do is rewarding
and serves a purpose. Of itself studying is nothing, but when you take
the central position and have a purpose, studying becomes very important.
Instead of saying you hate your books, you really love them.
No matter what you see in this universe, when you think it is related to
you in this subject-object relationship, everything becomes very important
all of a sudden. With this point of view you are a dynamo and ambassador
of the love of God and there is nothing that is not lovable or precious.
There is happiness and harmony wherever you go when you are a subject of
the love of God. I don't think God could think up any better way than this.
Our job today is not to seek what to eat or drink or where to live but
to seek God's kingdom and His righteousness. Now we know where to look.
God is not unaware that you need food and shelter, but He knows that when
you take care of the important things first then everything else will be
taken care of. You have to decide to win the love of God first.
Words are cheap and this sounds good, but how far are you from realizing
this? When you look at yourself you know better than I do where you are
in terms of realizing this. Is the realization of it quite far away or
close at hand? As an ideal this sounds good, but living it is another thing
entirely. Maybe you think you are not cut out for such a life because you
can see many, many problems to be solved. The problems of the family are
as big as the family; the problems of the nation are as big as the nation.
The problems of the world and universe are as big as the world and universe.
How can you cope with such vast and complex problems?
The easiest thing you can do is just give up, right? But that's no
solution. If your capacity is not adequate then you must seek the help of
others. Where can you get the necessary help and guidance? Is there anyone
to turn to? Now we have come to the topic of today's message, the importance
The most important thing in prayer is the attitude of the person who
is praying. The most essential thing is your commitment to go toward this
destiny without reservation. If anything wants to block you, you have to
be decided that it will never stop you. Unless you have that commitment
first, God will not waste His time trying to help you. He has always been
deceived in history, so what God needs to see is proof of what you are and
how strong your commitment is. You may tell God you are totally committed,
but He will shake His head and think, "I have to wait three more years
and see." If God sees that something isn't quite right in you, He will
wait before sending down His help. God needs to be sure.
God is foolish if He gives His help freely but then at the end of several
years the person is all in pieces. If I were God I would also wait and see.
Suppose you were God. What would you do? You may tell God, "You see
I am living as a Moonie and I will die as one." Then God will notice
and look more closely, but no matter how firmly you pray, without this
basic commitment nothing will happen and you will be wasting your time.
A decisive attitude is the key.
Do you think I made a commitment to God that I would never change, not
for fifty years or the rest of my life? I prayed first for the absolute
faith which could say, "Even if not a single person in this world can
believe, I will believe and follow in whatever incredible course You give
me." Second, I asked for absolute knowledge and wisdom. Third, I asked for
absolute love. I prayed for these three things throughout my life, and now
in looking back I see that they have been fulfilled, even when I didn't
know it was happening. There is no other power that could go beyond the
boundary of race and nation. Since God could give me this absolute wisdom,
I could search and find the Divine Principle and the truth about the world.
An attitude of absoluteness is the basis for everything. Nowadays most
of you think in terms of when you will get married, thinking that you are
getting older and older. If this worries you then your absolute commitment
is starting to shake. Instead of shrinking, you can make your commitment
much thicker by thinking, "Marriage? That doesn't bother me or change
my commitment. " When you face great problems and agony, after you
finally overcome them your faith will be like iron. When you can see the
kind of obstacle that might confront you, you can clear the field.
Suppose you have been married for some time and are deeply in love,
but then suddenly your wife or husband dies. Would all of heaven and earth
crumble for you? That might be the very moment you could curse God for taking
your loved one away, but instead you can thank Him for His grace in giving
you a situation that will strengthen your faith. Then your belief can become
stronger instead of weaker. God is a parent, and if He takes a loved one away
it is not because He hates you but for some greater reason. If you can accept
it and have faith in that purpose then you are ready for another challenge.
In our Unification Church faith the most beautiful word is indemnity;
through indemnity we can pay the debt of sin. You can think that no one else
could stand such a burden of indemnity, so God is asking you to pay instead
as His champion. You can accept it with a thankful heart. When you compare
the time you spend without the person you loved with the millions of years
your generations will live, your payment of indemnity is small in comparison
to the blessing God will give you and your descendants. If the death of
your loved one was really accidental and not direct intervention of God,
yet you pray with this attitude of gratitude, then God will feel that He has
really found an extraordinary child and His blessing will automatically be
yours. Your attitude will decide the amount of blessing.
Are you ready? If an extraordinary grief or tragedy hits you, are you
ready to thank God and ask what is next? You know the law of indemnity;
you cannot expect only good things and then curse God when unpleasant things
happen. With knowledge of indemnity there should be nothing you cannot bear.
That is the attitude of those who truly know God. When you first join this
church your eyes might be bright and filled with fervor, but after three
years your eyes get a little duller, don't they? No? Ten years later?
It is easy to say no, isn't it? But do you really have confidence?
Prayer is an absolute necessity. You may kneel all the way down to pray,
but the most important thing is that you create an environment of commitment
first. Unless your basic attitude is ready, no amount of prayer will be
useful. In the Christian world today many people pray every day, but do
you think they pray to destroy the Christian churches? No, they pray for
prosperity, but the churches are crumbling nevertheless. Do you pray for the
sake of the Unification Church? You don't have to pray for the Unification
Church. Pray for the big things: the nation, the world, the liberation of
God. What you are really doing then is praying for a cross even bigger than
the Unification Church.
If you pray for yourself or for things smaller than the church then God
will not answer because He is not interested in listening to such boring
prayer. When you talk about the nation and world, He gets excited and starts
looking for ways to help. This is training for how to love greater things.
If you really live like that then even if you don't have time to pray God
will still back you up.
In churches today people pray for their denominations, their social
security check or their family problems and their pet. God's ears hurt when
He hears those prayers and He will plug His ears. If those people prayed for
God to use their church to help save the world and liberate God, He would
perk up and be amazed because God is a person just like you. When you only
talk about yourself in your prayer, God is thoroughly bored and nothing will
happen. But if you pray for His righteousness and His kingdom, He will be
caught up in your passion.
In order to fulfill bigger things you need an adventurous mind willing to
take risks. Then God will tell you not to worry, that He is right behind you.
If you throw yourself into overcoming the stone walls and persecution before
you, God will take up your battle for He knows who is just and who is unjust.
But first God will watch, giving you a chance to knock your opponent down with
your own capability. This is the same thing a father and mother would do.
If you come running to God to ask for help before you even confront your
enemy, He, like any parent, will be ashamed to hear you and will send you
back out again. Create a good problem: be a heavenly troublemaker instead.
I came to America and became a good troublemaker, and that's why America
doesn't like me. America has built a prosperous society, but I came to shake
this nation and Americans resent my disturbing their peace. But I did not
come to destroy America, only to warn this nation that there is danger ahead.
Someone has to warn the people and bring them out of disaster. You know
there is a big battle coming so you must ready yourself in body and spirit.
After you go first you can ask God to come and help you with anything you lack.
Then God will say, "Go ahead. I am right behind you."
If you seriously sit down and pray in those circumstances, God will
encourage you. As soon as proof of your commitment comes to God, an avalanche
of help will come to you. I have had the experience of thinking about some
problem and not even praying about it, but already God knew my thoughts
and went one step ahead of me. When I discovered that my thinking had been
fulfilled, He smiled and said, "See what I did?"
You need the basic attitude of sincerity as a foundation of prayer.
Otherwise, no prayer will work. More important for creating that atmosphere
is to go out and serve one more person, knock on one more door, receive
more persecution. That is more valuable than sitting for hours in a dark
room praying. Prayer is only needed after you have exerted all your energy
and it was not enough. Then you can ask God to come help. When you can do
it then you don't have to ask God, but can tell Him to relax. The prayer
for all seasons is the prayer for God's kingdom and His righteousness.
Do you think God prays sometimes? Sometimes without thinking a parent
murmurs to himself or herself, "Oh, I wish my son would do this, or
be that way." That is God's prayer also. God is murmuring about you,
about me and about the Unification Church because this is an emergency and
He is engrossed in His concern. That is God's prayer. You don't even have
to sit down to pray; you can just talk to yourself as you go, whispering and
murmuring your concern. That's prayer. In our case praying and doing is our
life. Praying and waiting is not our life.
If you pray unconsciously in everyday life then undoubtedly you are becoming
sons and daughters of prayer. You give your last ounce of energy but it is
not enough, then ask God for assistance and your prayer will be answered.
If that were not the case, how could we ever subjugate Satan? Satan has
given unending anguish and heartbreak to God for 6,000 years and if there
were no way we could finally subjugate him then there would be no end to it.
There must be a way.
The power of prayer works wonders, but prayer must be serious and done with
one united heart, not a divided heart. When the moment of engagement comes,
it is a most serious moment for both men and women, but in the Unification
Church it is different because you leave it to me. Do you realize what a
formidable job it is to pick your own spouse? In that moment you become dead
serious, but prayer is even more serious than that. If you pray with that
attitude then it will be answered. If your parents are on their deathbed it
is a serious moment, and the words you speak then are urgent. There is no
way you could doze at that time. Your prayer to God is more serious than that.
Prayer is like a covenant between you and God, a promise. Once you make
a contract, you follow through and then it will undoubtedly be fulfilled.
That is the attitude I am talking about. You must not be disappointed when
prayer is not answered immediately. Some answers come late. At other times
you should not be overjoyed when prayer is answered quickly. That is not
necessarily the best thing.
Because you are surrounded by the world there are many stages to go through
horizontally and vertically. The answer to prayer does not come from you but
down from heaven and it takes time to reach you. There have been many foolish
people who received answers to their prayers up to a point but who didn't go
the final inch, and when they weren't satisfied they betrayed God. When you
pray for the world you may not see things changing immediately around you,
but far away the communist world starts to crumble. The impact of prayer
can be felt in a far-away place. If you are in the Abel position, the answer
comes from Cain and takes time to reach you.
You must think that your prayer today may not be fulfilled until thousands
of years from now. I pray such prayers. I am not praying just for this world
today; I am praying for 1,000 and 2,000 years from now. If that prayer makes
a bridge between that time and now then the Unification Church will continue
to flourish even a long time after I am gone from the earth. That kind of
prayer is needed.
If many of you pray that kind of eternal prayer, the world will start to
shake and the impact be far-reaching. The root of that prayer is your tears,
sweat and blood, and out of it beautiful flowers will blossom. When Jesus
prayed in Gethsemane he was deadly serious, shedding tears, sweat and blood.
All day long you must be in a prayer mood, not just one hour, but 24 hours.
What prayer position do you prefer? The best is to kneel and lower your head.
You have to restrict your body's freedom, as though it were bound. You will
feel pain, but overcome it because you must be serious. Then God will know
your attitude. That is a necessity for prayer. Without prayer Jesus and the
saints could not have done the great things that had an impact on the world.
When you resort to the power of prayer you can have hope because you never
know when the fulfillment will come.
My prayer is centered on the culmination of the third seven-year course.
You may think I relax when I am alone, but there is no moment of relaxation
because my mind is always concentrated on the completion of the third
seven-year course. You must understand the importance of prayer and have
conviction that prayer will be answered. Through prayer you can receive power.
Through prayer you can receive visions into the future and guide yourself
accordingly. You will know what kind of difficulty is coming and how to
divert it and overcome. If you know how to steer yourself then you can do
big things, and prayer alone can pioneer such a path. It is more important
than eating. I go out to nature because it gives me a better environment
for prayer, and I love nature for that reason. I love the quiet of midnight.
I don't say much about the visions I receive, but if you receive them then
don't you think I do too? That kind of new world can only be reached through
prayer. In that position you can taste love. This world is desert-like,
but the world created through prayer has a climate where love can thrive.
You must learn how to generate your own power. You cannot expect that I will
always pull you and push you out. You must make yourself self-propelling. In
order to do that, prayer must be the diet of your life. Whether people
recognize your efforts or not, you must do your duty enthusiastically
because you have a covenant with God. Day and night you move on; there is
no pause. That is a living testimony.
Every several years my topic of prayer changes, which shows progress to
a new era. In a prayerful mind I know precisely what time it is in God's
timetable. That kind of preparation is necessary for self-perfection,
and you must learn it through the power of prayer. Do you pray in the
way I taught you today, for His kingdom and righteousness? Pray that this
country can become a center of God's righteousness. Your country has seen
many fervent patriots, but you must pray with more fervor than any of them.
If your concern for this country is greater than God's then this country
will survive, but otherwise it will crumble.
What is our goal and destination in the Unification Church? I am leading
you where God desires for you to be. It doesn't make any difference whether
it is difficult or easy because whether there are many obstacles in front of
us is irrelevant. The important thing is not just getting there, but getting
there in the shortest possible time. If we go quickly then there is less
danger, but when the process is stretched out there are many opportunities
for disaster and we must not allow that.
This is a transitional period. We are entering into a new era, a new
plateau and history of faith. Therefore, this is a critical moment for you
and God. Last night I spoke to the department heads about the true meaning
of home church. Home church is the greatest gift God and True Parents can
give mankind. It has never existed before and will not again in the future.
When you make this gift yours by fulfilling it, you will definitely become
a son and daughter of God. I have prepared this precious gift for you for
my entire life of sixty years and now I freely give it to you. You can make
it yours in six months. This is an incredible opportunity.
Home church should be the subject of your prayer. Pray with a parental
heart for your home church people as your children who are struggling in hell.
Your heart as a parent must be grieved and desiring to save them. If you don't
have that feeling then you are in a dire emergency. You must open your heart
to parental feeling of love toward your people. If you don't have real love
for them then push yourself until you do. No one has to teach a parent to
love his children. If you feel like a parent to your home church then your
love will be the same and no one will have to teach you.
Just finishing elementary school takes six years of daily attendance.
Do you think home church is comparable even to elementary school? It is the
school for becoming a messiah. Think of how important it is. Even though you
might attend it your entire life, you must give your heart and soul because you
could not have any better school. Even though you have only 360 homes, God will
treat your efforts there as though you had given them for the entire universe.
In America there are about 70 million homes, and if each person had 360
homes we would need 200,000 members to cover all America. If the entire
Christian population accepted Divine Principle and wanted to do home church,
what would happen? There would be no room for you! There is nothing more
important tor you than this. Test your own power of prayer: take one person
and pray for him fervently, constantly, without telling him. Pray tearfully
for his well-being and then that person will feel a magnetic attraction to you.
He won't know why he feels drawn to you.
If you receive in your prayer that you will meet a person at such and
such a time, when you go there then that person will come. If you are dead
serious then these things will happen. Hypnosis can transfer a person into
another state of consciousness, but how much more can prayer change lives.
There is no distance or limit to its influence because the power of thought
travels everywhere. You can mobilize the entire spirit world by the power
of prayer. You have experienced that I will work through your prayers and
tell you certain things. There is no limit to the power of prayer.
When you have the right attitude in prayer then miracle after miracle
will happen. The most important part of a launching pad is the foundation.
At take-off it must not break under the heat and pressure. Your prayer is
like a missile firing and you need a solid foundation. You must not pray
from greed for yourself. That prayer would be harmful to you. Public prayer
as a public person will cleanse you and elevate you higher and higher.
If you live with this high sensitivity to spirit world, you will sense
what is forthcoming. Your perception will be keen and you can prepare for
the future. You should know that you are like two people in one. Your inner
man is like a mirror, clean and bright. When the inner and external men are
not synchronized you feel anguish but when they are perfectly aligned you
feel joy and power. This is happening every day within you. When you see
a person your inner man can tell you what kind of person he is, and if you
hear a person's report, a sixth sense will tell you how truthful it is. When
someone walks into a room, I can see whether he is bringing good news or bad.
Don't neglect this inner man but consult him all the time. When you are
higher spiritually you are always there, always speaking with this inner
man. You have a spirit man and he wants to talk to your physical man.
You may not have any intention of saying anything yet suddenly you find
your mouth moving. That is not you but your inner partner speaking. Even
the rats of a ship can sense when a ship is in trouble and run away, but how
much more should man, the supreme creation of God, know when life or death
is coming? Shouldn't you be alerted when a certain destiny is forthcoming?
For your inner and outer man to become one you need the power of prayer.
I have a family but I seldom pray for them. My prayer is anguish for the
nation and world and cosmos. God will concern Himself with my well-being
because I am concerned with God's. If I only paid attention to my family
instead of to the world and God, my family would get sick. I don't concern
myself with my family's well-being; I concern myself with the church and
God's work and I know God will take care of them in the meantime. This is
the principle of give and take.
Those who want to do more for others will receive more. Those who want to
go down will be lifted up. Don't pray empty prayers. Now you know the power
of prayer. Everyone needs to experience these things spiritually. You must
know whether the things you do will succeed or fail. You know that certain
things will succeed because you feel pulled in that direction and are eager
to go ahead. Your body is like the receiver of a radio. Free yourself from
self-centered thinking, and then mighty things will happen to you. You must
open that valve.
You are entitled to ask for God's power, but only for the sake of His
righteousness and Kingdom. Then He will come down. Pray and act. You will
feel different from yesterday and you will know the power of prayer is in
action. Today is just the beginning. Pray to tell God that you are just
beginning and need His help. Make a showdown with God every day. It shall
become second nature, and without being conscious of it you can live that
life all the time. Let's do it then.
Let us pray.