I cannot believe that I haven't updated this page for a year.
Last Sunday, we had time to pray for the 20th Year Anniversary of September 11. The following is the prayer and I would like to share it with you:
Pray to God in the 20th Year Anniversary since 9/11
Oh God, who governs the True-Image World as well as this universe, we the Seicho-No-Ie New York members have gathered here in your presence during this Zoom Sunday Service and offer our sincere prayer.
It has been twenty years since the September 11, 2001 tragedy. We pray that those who perished, including the first responders who dedicated their lives to helping others, are at peace in the spiritual world under Your guidance and blessings. We are sincerely grateful to You.
We are also grateful for Your protection and guidance to the survivors, friends and families of this incident. We pray that they had come through the past 20 years with a great new life.
The world of God is perfect and in peace. There is no misfortune or discord. Although misfortune or discord appears in the phenomenal world, it is because the life given by God is not properly expressed. Order is the manifestation of life, and freedom is obtained when each expression is in harmony with the whole. Misfortune and incongruity appear when the correct expression of life is missing.
The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were the result of humans whose actions of plunder and poverty were caused by disparity and lack of true faith. Hurricanes and wildfires are also caused by humans whose greedy desires have accelerated global warming.
To correct the manifestations of the chaotic desires of human beings, we will propagate and practice the truth that the absolute God has never created misfortune or calamity and that we are all wonderful children of God who practice goodness to realize harmony.
Since God is good and we are children of God our movements and actions to correct injustice, to restore order and to help those who are suffering naturally emerge when imperfections appear in the phenomenal world.
Those who worked to restore the order of God in the phenomenal world are the people who actively helped and devoted themselves to the 9/11 incident and to the families and friends who supported them.
Oh God, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to You for Your mercy for guiding and blessing these people in the past and in the future. Today, we all gather at this Zoom Sunday Service and pray for these things. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to You for answering our earnest wishes.