Since Jesus knew that they were coming
to carry him off and make him king,
he withdrew again to the mountain alone...
we honor you as King,
a title you never asked for
(Well, where I come from
we're not keen on kings either!)
But there are so many things ruling our lives, Lord,
and some of them are, well, less than royal:
greed and envy,
selfishness and spite,
lust and laziness,
prejudice and fear...
The list of our sovereigns is long, Lord,
and sometimes we're blind to the power they wield
on our thoughts and desires,
our decisions and choices,
our hearts and our lives...
So, rule with your love in our lives, Lord,
rule with your word of peace,
rule with your law of love and
rule with the mercy that crowns your heart...
Let your rule over us be
gentle and strong,
consoling and firm,
forgiving and challenging,
joyful and wise...
Rule in our hearts, Lord,
reign in our lives
and crown us, your own,
with your glory...
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