I think culturally we rebel against the idea of a Lord. Adonai, or Lord, in Hebrew has connotations of a ruler and an omniscient being that Americans are uncomfortable with. But it's not as if we do not have other lords or other things that rule over us. We have made money our lord. We have made success or career or education our lord.
What would happen if we surrendered to the Lord of Israel? To the gentle wisdom of God?