In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask what I shall give you.” … Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours? (2 Chronicles 1:7, 10)

In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, “Ask what you wish me to give you.” … So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours? (1 Kings 3:5, 9)

At the start of his reign as king over Israel, Solomon clearly understood the full weight of his task. His one request, therefore, was that he would be given wisdom enough for the task at hand.

Pray today that our leaders (and all in our church) would similarly seek God’s wisdom. Pray that we would value wisdom more than riches, power, or anything else this world has to offer. Pray that we would continually seek God in decision-making and be led by God’s Spirit and Word rather than our own desires or worldly methods.

The mind of man plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.
(Proverbs 16:9)