Daily Worship

Serving the nation

Gillian Paterson July 25, 2015 0 0

1 Kings 3: 5-12

At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask what I shall give you.” 6 And Solomon said, “Thou hast shown great and steadfast love to thy servant David my father, because he walked before thee in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward thee; and thou hast kept for him this great and steadfast love, and hast given him a son to sit on his throne this day. 7 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. 8 And thy servant is in the midst of thy people whom thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered or counted for multitude. 9 Give thy servant therefore an understanding mind to govern thy people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to govern this thy great people?”

10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11 And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, 12 behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.

I need to make a decision,
Where will my vote go....
Do I go for the policies or the person?
For the reality of today or the dreams I have for tomorrow?
Can I trust them, whoever they are?
Does integrity really come to the fore in today’s political system?
Living and loving Lord Jesus,
We pray today for all who serve in an elected role,
In Parliaments and Councils, locally, nationally and internationally.
Grant them compassion, understanding and grace,
Encourage them to think of others and their needs,
May they put their needs last, and the needs of communities first,
So that fairness, justice and mercy will be the hallmarks of governing in our world today. Amen.