Confession & Repentance, Mystics

‘Throne Within Me’ Bernard of Clairvaux

Lord God,

Come quickly and reign on Your throne within me!

For something rises and tries to take possession of your throne;

Pride, greed, uncleanness and laziness want to be my kings.

And then evil-words, anger, hatred, and a whole band of evil join the war trying to rule me.

I resist them, I cry out against them.

I say “I have no other King than Christ”

Christ, King Of Peace, come and reign on the throne of my heart.

I will have no other King than You!

Amen.

 

– Bernard of Clairvaux 1090-1153AD