I came across a statement in an Andrew Murray book that pointed me to the homage ceremony. It has become for me a powerful reminder every time I pray of my need to fully surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
The homage ceremony of the Middle Ages gives us some powerful imagery of full surrender. Christians translated that into a posture for prayer that included full surrender to King Jesus as Lord and Master. Added to the definition of "consecration" as "to fill up the open hands," we have a wonderful invitation from our Lord to consecrate our lives to Him, or as Paul put it "present your bodies as a living sacrifice." Will you join me in full surrender to our Lord Jesus Christ?