The call of the earthly king helps us to contemplate the life of the Eternal King.
THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST
Prayer: Eternal Lord of all things, I make this offering with Thy grace
and help, in the presence of Thy infinite goodness and in the presence
of Thy glorious Mother and of all the Saints of Thy heavenly court, that
it is my wish and desire and my deliberate choice, provided only that it
be for Thy greater service and praise, to imitate Thee in bearing all injuries,
all evils, and all poverty both physical and spiritual, if Thy most Sacred
Majesty should will to choose me for such a life and state.