For 2 thousand years, the body of Christ has pleaded this request to God.
Not only is this one of the most ancient Christian prayers in the language Jesus spoke, but it also has a harmonic quality that helps to bring the mind to silence. Other words or short phrases could be used, but he saw it as important that during the meditation, one doesn’t think about the meaning or use the imagination.
We only ask Him to “Come soon”.
We await His arrival, but we do not sit around idol and complacent. He has given us a task to preach the good news of Jesus and invite others into His kingdom that will come.