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Poland Declares Jesus King of the Country

11-24-2016

In a ceremony at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow last week, Jesus was declared the king of Poland.

The ceremony, attended by Poland's President Andrzej Duda, marked the end of the Catholic Church's Year of Mercy. 

People from around the country came together and declared Christ king over their country and their hearts. 

"In our hearts, rule us, Christ! In our families, rule us, Christ! ... In our schools and universities, rule us, Christ! ... Through the Polish nation, rule us, Christ! ... We pledge to defend your holy worship and preach Thy royal glory, Christ our King, we promise!" they prayed. 

Their bold statement was a reminder that God comes before everything. 

"We entrust the Polish people and Polish leaders to you," the prayer continued. "Make them exercise their power fairly and in accordance with your laws. ... rule us, Christ! Reign in our homeland and reign in every nation – for the greater glory of the most Holy Trinity and the salvation of mankind."

For many, the ceremony was the answer to the prayers of Polish nurse Rosalia Zelkova, who in the early 20th century said one day her country would have a divine revelation that Jesus is king. 

Many believe this bold declaration is the start of something special in the country. 

The Conference of Polish Bishops said it was "not the culmination, but the beginning of the work of enthronement of Jesus Christ in Poland and the Polish nation." 

The ceremony, they said, was not intended to add to Jesus' honor or power, but was rather a national recognition of His sovereignty. 

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