The following prayer was offered by True Mother on December 6, 2016, on the occasion of the opening and dedication of the East Garden Museum in Irvington, New York.
Our dear, most beloved Heavenly Parent, the Parent of Heaven, Earth and Humankind:
Here at the East Garden Holy Ground we offer this place, the old house where we began the providence in America, as a museum. During the arduous course of the Providence of Restoration, You gave fallen humanity hope. However, the first providence for the advent of the Messiah, Savior and True Parent through the people of Israel ended in failure. No one in all the history of humankind knew how great Heaven’s effort and suffering had been.
Heavenly Parent, You, however, with an unchanging heart, restarted the providence of salvation through Christianity and prepared for two thousand years for the returning Lord, who Jesus promised would come again. Therefore, You raised America to play the central role in the providence by becoming a nation that could prepare for and receive True Parents, the Second Coming of the Messiah.
Nevertheless, the people were ignorant and did not understand Heaven’s situation. They chose to live comfortable lives and cared only for themselves. This nation has a regrettable history, in that it chose individualism and selfishness over God’s Will.
The True Parents, being aware of providential history, came to this nation. They protected America, which was on the brink of a moral crisis, and remained for the long period of forty years, opening the way for progress and results through their blood and tears. Nevertheless, the people are still ignorant of the truth that the True Parents, the Savior, the Second Coming of the Messiah, came to earth and developed Heaven’s providence in order to save all humankind.
Therefore, blessed families must fulfill their responsibilities and awaken this country once again through this museum we are dedicating today. We offer this as a place where people can learn about True Parents’ history and the results of their achievements and a place where they can repent and resolve to follow True Parents’ way in order to make Heavenly Parent’s dream come true. In doing so, this nation can fulfill its responsibilities as the providential Elder Son Nation. Father, Heavenly Parent, please receive this happily. Please move the hearts of all members and visitors who come here, so that this people and the world can absolutely receive Heaven’s Will during True Parents’ lifetime. I pray that this can be the starting point for the Unification movement in America and the people of this nation to move toward that day—the day when the Kingdom of Heaven is realized and all people become citizens of Cheon Il Guk.