Lord, be the Alpha and Omega of my moments this day.
Be the beginning and end of my every thought, inclination and desire,
the motus primo primi of my every action.
I offer you each breath I draw,
every heart beat.
I expose to Your Merciful Heart my every sin,
failure and fault.
I lay my complaints at your feet and nail my concupiscence to Your Cross.
You, Lord, are my Heart, and my Healing,
You are purest Mercy.
Be my All in All.
by Joann Nelander
King Solomon is, as the Church teaches, a type of Christ. Let us note the regard and honor with which he treats his mother. If he, who was blessed by God with wisdom, honors the Queen Mother so, how much more should we regard , Mother Mary, given us from the Cross as our Mother by Jesus as one of His supreme final acts before ascending His Throne in heaven, and opening heaven to all believers. Note,too, that he does not refuse his mother.
“So Bathshe’ba went to King Solomon, to speak to him on behalf of Adoni’jah. And the king rose to meet her, and bowed down to her; then he sat on his throne, and had a seat brought for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right. Then she said, ‘I have one small request to make of you; do not refuse me.’ And the king said to her, ‘Make your request, my mother; for I will not refuse you,’” (1Kings 2:19-20).