although you told us in so many ways
not to make of you a king...
But I think I just might need a king...
I need you to reign over my choices
because when I'm left to my own devices
I mess things up way too often...
I need you to rule over my passions:
my hungers and my desires too often override
my thinking, reasoning and conscience...
I need you to govern and hold sway
over my erratic ways, my ups and downs,
my inconsistent unpredictability...
I need you to decree again your law of love,
commanding me to give with generosity
when I'm so tempted to hold back...
Be my king, Lord:
reign with loving order over chaos in my day;
rule with gentle strength when I start to go astray;
and govern with your word of truth the way I live my life...
Be my king, Lord,
and rule with gentle grace my heart and soul
and all my thoughts and words and deeds
that I might serve you always,
loyal to your name...
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