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My King

Rev. S.M. Lockridge gave a good example of praise to God.  Praising God is not flattery.  It is simply recounting His real attributes.  That is what he has done in the following:

You are my King who was born King.
In Seven Ways are You King
You are the King of the Jews – that’s an Ethnic King.
You are the King of Israel – that’s a National King.
You are the King of righteousness.
You are the King of the ages.
You are the King of Heaven.
You are the King of glory.
You are the King of kings and
You are the Lord of lords.

Now You are my King.

The Heavens declare Your glory and the firmament shows Your handiwork.
Your limitless love cannot be measured by any means.
No far-seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of the shore of abundant supplies. No barriers can hinder You from pouring out Your blessing.

You are enduringly strong.
You are entirely sincere.
You are eternally steadfast.
You are immortally graceful.
You are imperially powerful.
You are impartially merciful.

You are my King of Kings and Lord of Lords

You are God’s Son.
You are the sinner’s savior.
You are the centerpiece of civilization.
You stand alone in Yourself.
You are honest.
You are unique.
You are unparalleled.
You are unprecedented.
You are supreme.
You are pre-eminent.
You are the grandest idea in literature.
You are the highest personality in philosophy.
You are the supreme problem in higher criticism.
You are the fundamental doctrine of historic theology.
You are the carnal necessity of spiritual religion.

You are my King of Kings and Lord of Lords

You are the miracle of the age.
You are the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him.
You are the only one able to supply all our needs simultaneously.
You supply strength for the weak.
You are available for the tempted and the tried.
You sympathize and You save.
You are the Almighty God who guides and keeps all Your people.
You heal the sick. You cleanses the lepers.
You forgive sinners. You discharge debtors.
You deliver the captives.
You defend the feeble.
You bless the young.
You serve the unfortunate.
You regard the aged.
You reward the diligent and You beautify the meek.

You are my King of Kings and Lord of Lords

You, my King, are a King of knowledge.
You are the wellspring of wisdom.
You are the doorway of deliverance.
You are the pathway of peace.
You are the roadway of righteousness.
You are the highway of holiness.
You are the gateway of glory.
You are the master of the mighty.
You are the captain of the conquerors.
You are the head of the heroes.
You are the leader of the legislatures.
You are the overseer of the overcomers.
You are the governor of governors.
You are the prince of princes.

You are the King of kings and You are the Lord of lords. You are my King.

Your office is manifold.
Your promise is sure.
Your light is matchless.
Your goodness is limitless.
Your mercy is everlasting.
Your love never changes.
Your Word is enough.
Your grace is sufficient.
Your reign is righteous.
Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light.
I wish I could describe You . . . but You are indescribable.

You are my King. You are incomprehensible, You are invincible, and You are irresistible.

The heavens of heavens can’t contain You, let alone some man explain You.
I can’t get You out of my mind.
I can’t get You off of my hands.
I can’t outlive You and I can’t live without You.
The Pharisees couldn’t stand You, but they found out they couldn’t stop You.
Pilate couldn’t find any fault in You.
The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree about You.
Herod couldn’t kill You.
Death couldn’t handle You and the grave couldn’t hold You.

You are my King, You are humble, you are kind, loving and full of grace and mercy.

You always have been and You always will be.
You were in the beginning and You will be here forever.
You had no predecessor and You will have no successor.
There’s nobody before You and there’ll be nobody after You.
Man can’t impeach You and You are not going to resign.

You are my King!

Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory.
All the power belongs to You, my King.
Your power is all that matters God.
For Yours is the power and the glory.
The glory is all Yours.
Yes. Yours is the Kingdom and the power and glory, forever and ever and ever and ever.

You are my King! Amen!”

This prayer of praise was adapted from a sermon given by S. M. Lockridge (born Shadrach Meshach Lockridge, March 7, 1913 – April 4, 2000) who was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, a prominent African American congregation located in San Diego, California, from 1953 to 1993. He was known for his preaching across the United States and around the world.